Football is about who scores more goals, not who creates more chances, or when they score them. I agree about that, but I am quite surprised you made this statement, I think you are one of the football fans that at the end of the match thinks it's more miportant how the teams play than the final score.
Like anybody, I prefer to watch attacking, entertaining football, but I'd much rather my team win 1-0 than lose 4-3. I guess I'm lucky that the 2 teams I support: Man Utd and Carlisle United, play attacking football and win
I guess I like to watch a team like Arsenal playing attractive football, but when Arsene Wenger says after a defeat 'We should've won, we were the better team' I tend to think he's talking bullsh!t unless he's had good goals disallowed or something else really unlucky. (Unlucky does not include missing penalties or clear-cut chances, that's your own fault for having useless strikers).
I agree in everything you say!
you are lucky then if your clubs are Man Ud and Carrlisle!
you made a wonderful point with "luck" in sports. I also dont belive there is luck in sports, it's a cheap excuse for teams that should have won and lost or teams that should have lose and win the match. as you said missing a penalty is an error, nothing related to luck.
Wenger is that kind of coach who does not accept defeat, he is quite an embarrasment with his comments for Gunners fans.
the important thing that I wanted to say is: you know I am stats fanatic, but the final score is not the most important thing in order to say who was the better team, there are thousands of examples of countries and clubs in football history that played better than the opposite team and sadly lost against weaker-worst countries/clubs.
about the CL draw, let's hope we have a group of death, group stage is normally very boring.
the dangerous teams in pot 3 and 4 are: Atletico Madrid, Forentina, Zenit St. Petersbug (holders of UEFA Cup)
and then probably the French clubs (Marseille and Girondins), Celtic, the always dangerous away matches at Panathinaikos and Fenerbahce and the clubs from Ukraine in winter: Shakhtar and Dynamo Kiev.