Bill Shankly : "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that"; and more apt observations of the game have never made. Stuart Hall impudently reduced its grandeur and marvel to the derogatory 'The Beautiful Game', in the late '50s. Football is honestly so much more than merely 'beautiful', as romantic and charming as the term may be.
As a viewer, I'm as much at home watching El Clasico, as I am watching Vannes take on Boulognes in the Championnat National. But for your general edification, I'm an ardent FC Barcelona and Manchester City fan (and have been since 2009, when I watched my first football match), and when playing, I'm primarily a (highly ineffective) left/right winger.
In the hours not spent playing/watching/reading or writing about football, I'm either in college, or at home exercising my laxity on Facebook.