Taking a good photograph is about so many things, far more than just pointing the camera when you see a scene worth preserving. If you want to get an image that will be looked at and remarked upon by all who look at it, you really have to create an impression of “being there”. This is all the more difficult if you are taking photographs of live action rather than still life.
You are competing with many different factors to get a good picture of the occasion. There is the fact that a moving target is harder to catch, there is the problem of a crowd, which is unlikely to be keeping still, and often there is an issue of lighting.