1. The seating - This is the perhaps the most obvious one. It is awful having to watch from behind the nets or worse standing watching over someones shoulder up top. We have tried to think of ideas such as having bleachers on the far side but haven't come up with any perfect solutions. Any suggestions?
2. Chile Chants - CHI CHI CHI LE LE LE! Ugghhh...... Let me know when its over.
3. Players Who Have No Idea What They Are Doing - If you have played any reasonable level of soccer you know exactly who these guys are. They are the ones who tackle you, studs up, at your knees while you don't even have the ball and it's half time. Then they have no idea that they have even done anything wrong. See Djibouti.
4. Crap Days - Maybe it is just because I have to go watch on pretty much every day but the days that have a U16 Girls Game followed by a bad Women's Game all topped off with 2 terrible Mens games are hard to sit through. Don't be surprised if my recaps are very vague.
5. People Taking It Too Seriously - Then there are the players who think that if they made the semi final of the tournament that they are one of the greatest players to have ever lived. If winning a WCP Cup is the greatest achievement on your soccer resume...... it's probably not much of a resume.
6. Polska Chant - Another frustratingly uninventive chant. If Polska had only had one more syllable in it this chant would be obsolete. Let's step up the creativity people.
7. Pretending To Follow Rules - I know this is supposed to be a heritage tournament but what the heck is the point if we are going to make so many exceptions that a quarter of the teams probably don't qualify under the heritage rules. Let's just do away them then.
8. Kick Ins - I know I complain about this all the time but it just annoys me so much. Now Sudan has taken it to the extreme and the result is a game that hardly recognize anymore. We've taken soccer and americanized the heck out of it. Next year a 3 point line.
9. Youth Teams Keeping Their Change Rooms - Remember when the top 4 Mens teams used to get to keep their dressing rooms? Why doesn't that happen anymore? Because the winning youth teams get to keep a dressing room now. Why in the world does a youth team need to keep a dressing room? They take all their stuff home with them (well their parents do) and I am sure they are not ever going in it when there are not playing. What's the point?