The Beautiful Game

In 2004, Coaches Terry Conrad, Charles Harbin, and Todd Massar worked hard all season with a rag-tag bunch of players, most of whom had not played very much soccer before joining the Fulton Science Academy team.

“Although we didn’t win any games that season… and I vaguely remember that we lost one 8-0… we all had a lot of fun learning the game together and representing our Math/Science academy,” recalls Terry Conrad, FSA Guidance Counselor and Soccer Coach.

“The rules of soccer are very simple, basically it is this: if it moves, kick it. If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.” ~Phil Woosman

About the title of this article: The phrase “The Beautiful Game” is a synonym for Association Football, more commonly known as Soccer or Football. The origin of the phrase has not been verified. Football commentator, Stuart Hall, has claimed to have created the phrase “The Beautiful Game” in reference to Soccer. In his youth, Hall says he admired  international player and manager, Peter Doherty, and was said to have used the term to describe Doherty’s style when playing. Hall then used the term “The Beautiful Game” later in life in his commentary on radio and television making the phrase popular. (source Wikipedia)

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