1. My favorite sport is football, the proper one, the one that Americans call 'Soccer'. Here is a game played by two teams of 11, each trying to pit their wits and skill against the other in an attempt to win the match. The game lasts for 90 minutes in two halves of 45 minutes each. The reason for this is so that each team plays in both directions so that no team has an unfair advantage with slope or wind which could affect the game.
The reason I like it so much is that, as a small boy, I was introduced to the delights of a relatively physical activity that would both keep me fit, and provide an outlet for enjoyment, together with the opportunity to increase my skill and muscular dexterity. It would also help me to develop a reasonable well built and healthy body, and involve me in being part of a team which instils a sense of belonging.
Naturally the level of skill you develop is relative to how much you train and learn but, even with these advantages, it is exciting to watch a game played by professionals, the ones who hone their skills continually and who can entertain you with tricks an amateur like me could only dream of.
My favorite team is Manchester United, currently the best club in the world. Tghis is because I live only a few miles away from Old Trafford, their famous ground. It was not always so though, but I pride myself in having supported them since 1955, having watched them through both good and bad times. Because of this I do not consider myself a 'fair weather fan', in other words one who just supports a successful team.
Over the years football has given me immense enjoyment, both in playing and watching. In fact, as a player, I played for 23 seasons from the age of 15 to 39 before age caught up with me. I would recommend the game to anyone, either as a player or spectator. It certainly gave me much service over the years. 2.
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