Archive for July, 2013

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard

July 25, 2013

Hola. Hope you are well.

I know we are in the friendlies season and some fans are desperate to see their club in action but would you pay £60 for a friendly game, even if the mighty Bournemouth were playing?

In other news I was reading about John Terry’s dad, Ted, and his upcoming trial for a racially aggravated head butt. Ted’s lawyer is John Oliver, which made me wonder if anyone is doing surnames these days.

As well as the head butt, Ted is accused of shouting “black c***, black prick and milkshake” in a later incident. Considering the nature of the first two insults, milkshake seems almost like a compliment. Feel free to let me know if you’ve ever called anyone a milkshake. You can contact me via the comments button. At the time of writing there was no news as to whether Ashley Cole will be called as a witness for Ted.

And Finally… In Nigeria, four teams were suspended on grounds of fixing the result of two matches. One ended 79-0, the other 67-0. I’m not sure why these two scorelines aroused suspicion.

Til next time, stay safe!

@viewfromthetrev.

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Wiggins vs Froome

July 21, 2013

Hola. Hope you are well.

Despite being a football blog, this post contains  no football. That’s just how I roll.

Congrats to Chris Froome for his victory in the Tour de France.

Isn’t it weird how you wait ages for one British winner and then 2 come along one after the other.

It seems that Sir Bradley Wiggins’ victory last year was greeted with more excitement than Chris Froome’s this. I’ve been contemplating why this might be. Is it because Wiggins was the first British winner, is it because Froome was born in Kenya, is it because Wiggins is a Mod? I put all this information and more into my special computer and the reason Wiggins was a more popular winner comes down to one reason and one reason alone, his distinctive sideburns.

For more detailed analysis of the Tour de France, look elsewhere.

Til next time, stay safe!

@viewfromthetrev

Never forget Peter Odemwingie

July 15, 2013

Hola. Hope you are well.

If I were a footballer and I wanted a move from the club I was at, I would just get my agent to sort it. That’s what they’re therefore after all (and to relieve you of 20% of your earnings) Then I’d praise the fans and the club that I was leaving and to the club I was joining I’d say how excited I am to be part of this great and historical club. It’s a pretty simple formula and best not tampered with.

What I wouldn’t do, is constantly talk about moving from my current employers because what if a transfer didn’t take place? Then I’d have to face the players and fans I’d bad mouthed and to be honest this wouldn’t suit my fragile personality.

Take Luis Suarez for example, I can understand why he might want to leave Liverpool, considering his age and his desire to play champions league football but what I can’t understand is why he feels the need to regularly update the world about how he wants to leave Liverpool. He doesn’t need to do it, all that can be done behind the scenes. Perhaps the next time Luis feels like making his next comment on the subject on Uruguayan radio he might want to think about what happened to Peter Odemwingie.

Til next time, stay safe!

@viewfromthetrev.

The Great Ashley

July 6, 2013

Hola. Hope you are well.

At work last week during our lunch break, talk turned to Ashley Cole. During this discussion my mate described Ashley Cole as a great player. This surprised me as my friend isn’t one to offer such fulsome praise willy or indeed nilly.  The other 2 men in the room agreed that Ashley Cole was a great player. The lady in the room carried on reading her book.

Maybe it was my natural prejudice against the man, but I was struggling with the idea of Ashley Cole and great being in the same sentence. Don’t get me wrong I can see he is a quality footballer and has been for a long time and when I started thinking about it I couldn’t think of many left-backs of the recent era that have consistently matched his abilities. Of the left backs that have played whilst Ashley has been playing I could only think of two who I could compare favourably, Philipp Lahm  and Bixente Lizarazu. Roberto Carlos was mentioned but I don’t do defenders that show absolutely no interest in defending.

On my train journey home I was still thinking about whether Ashley Cole is great. Then I started thinking whether my problem wasn’t with Ashley Cole but with his position. Perhaps Ashley Cole is a great left-back but can left-backs be described as great players? Does a great player not have to have more influence on the pitch? I was mulling this over when the name Paulo Maldini popped into my head. There ladies and gentleman is a true great, who also played at left-back even if he did spend the latter half of his long and illustrious career as a centre back.

Feel free to add to the debate via the comments button.

Til next time, stay safe!

@viewfromthetrev