The Essence Of The Foot
The foot, it's a leg end that we all depend upon - but we percieve that we have two. We have a knee, the most complicated and load bearing joint within the human body - we perceive that we have two, to.
Let us stick to lower limb pathology for the sake of decency.
How important is the foot?
It is a benign question that spirals up the tibia of football journalism as it is rarely addressed - even though it is in fact incumbent that the foot is involved in the sport of football.
Some sports(ing) journalists, but not all, may decry that they write about football as news, as we now have a 24+ hour media and the associationing pressures require results off the pitch for their associated media.
Fair enough, but are not we also impatient in reacting without reflection and forgetting about the essence of the foot?
We all wait for the news/gossip write/sound bites to further our adrenaline high, but our foot brain holds out waiting for the actual ball to be actually kicked.
Foot and ball, it seems simple enough - they inevitably join together ~ football.
When things go quiet on the fixture front, a lot of hissing and disparate gerhumphing goes on within the forums and the media which reaches into a perceived hysteria that only dissipates once the ball is kicked, another form of entertainment in the meantime, evidently.
Back to the foot.
We all ask what makes a great footballer.
Is it his speed and dexterity in using both feet?
Is it his measured tactical nouse?
Is it his situational awareness on the pitch?
Is it the direction he is given as a automaton by his manager to perform one function> robotstlyle.
Is it as an individual taught to become one of a team?
The essence of any human being is never clearly diced. What I mean is that if you search for the super foot that belongs to the wished to be super footballer you will not find it by dissecting his physical being nor his ethos and direction in life, even if it is contrary to your own.
You may lose a foot, but you still have the leg. The essence of the foot is that we have a leg to stand upon, even without a foot, but it is better to have it.
The essence of the foot is that it is intrinisic to sport, no matter what is taken away - the essence of the foot remains in the mind always - and then we look at our own feet.....
When we find a foot or two that are good and great for our great team we may think of our own foot - and then realize that we are actually truly blessed with the essence of the foot.