Footballers have one of the most difficult jobs in the world. How so? Their work is watched by millions of people who each have their two cents on how footballers should do certain things. Footballers are always one mistake from trending number 1 in the tweeter troll streets.
Unlike the regular office job where your mistakes are between you, your manager and team;the work football players work is scrutinised by blogs, tweeps, journalist and the like.
Sometimes it’s a case of you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t. One of the most notable situations is when a player scores most of his penalties. He will get the word pen as a suffix on his surname whilst if he was to miss a penalty his face will be edited on a pageant queens body and the words Miss Penalty will be on the sash .
Another case is when a player plays very well against ‘traditional small teams’. He will be called a stat padder but when he fails to perform against the said teams he is branded as a finished player. Achievements against ‘small teams’ are often overlooked by fans because they think it is better if a player plays well against ‘big teams’. They forget that teams are branded ‘big’ because it is usually hard to play your way against them and a player would be very lucky if he even gets a shot on target or two.
It is very easy to judge from the outside looking in when you have never kicked a ball in your life and you don’t know what it is like to play against a Vidic or a Maradona.