Celebration time or wasting time ?

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Is it me ?

I know a goal is important.

It means a great deal to all concerned whether you have scored it or conceded it.

BUT is it me or do the players now go severely over the top when they have scored ?

The celebrations after the ball has hit the onion bag are to my mind seemingly excessive and last for many a minute.

I’m sure it never used to be like that, back in the Pathe brylcream news day it was a quick shake of the hand with the nearest teammate then on with the game.

Nowadays it is on masse, subs along with physios and hangers-on all pile together usually in the corner of the ground delaying any chance of a prompt resumption of the game in hand.

Don’t get me wrong I’m all for celebrating what we all go to see but the aftermath is now getting a tad tiresome, especially when it’s your team that has conceded.

At a crucial time of the season you do tend to see it more but I have noticed this new…ish phenomenon from the start of this season especially.

This over exuberance is seriously getting out of hand, we have all paid to watch football not a scrum and a slow walk back to the centre circle.

We all smiled when Jurgen Klinsmann did his dive routine, we all cooed when Bebeto rocked his baby after a goal then we had the Shearer hand up running pose which was preceded by the Mick Channon windmill and the George Best hold your cuff salute.

Add the double pike somersaults and it’s getting to be like Bill Smarts Circus.

However some of these responses were soon done & dusted but they still laid the silly foundations of what we see nowadays, like I said I’m no killjoy but do we really have to stomach hysteria by the players every time a goal is scored ?

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