Archive for November, 2013

A Happy Nation

November 26, 2013

Hola. Hope you are well.

I do like the way that after every England defeat there’s always a forensic investigation into the state of English football. Analysing in great detail where we are going wrong, which country’s model we should be adopting, talk of think tanks, commissions and blueprints for the future of the game.

What we really need to do is accept that we’re not that good, once we do that I think the nation will be a lot happier or at least its football fans will be.

Til next time, stay safe!

@viewfromthetrev

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Bring Back Michael Jackson

November 20, 2013

Hola. Hope you are well.

Some football people have said Fulham’s poor form is down to having too old a squad, or an imbalanced squad, with too many flair players and not enough players willing to put their foot in.

I on the other hand put their poor form down to the removal of the Michael Jackson statue, at the end of September. I think there should be a campaign to bring it back. Bring Back Michael Jackson #BBMJ. Who’s with me? Feel free to contact me via the comments button.

Til next time, stay safe!

@anunknowncomic

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Changing opinions

November 16, 2013

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Last year, whilst manager of Everton, David Moyes had this to say about diving.

“What it will do is turn the supporters away from football because they [players who dive] are very good at it.”

He went on to say, “But I would hope if I got one who did [dive] I would be big enough to say: Would you please stay on your feet and stop going down easy.”

Yet a year later, with the general consensus that Ashley Young went down far too easily to win a penalty against Real Sociedad, Moyes adopted a slightly different approach, saying, “I have seen it and the boy certainly tugs him in the box.”

Has David Moyes changed his views on diving and if so what has happened within the last year for him to do so?

Talking of changes in opinion, back in January, Nigel Adkins was sacked as Southampton manager. At the time there was some unease amongst the Southampton fans with the decision as Adkins was popular and two days before his sacking Southampton had drawn 2-2 away at Chelsea. Less than a year on and Southampton are flying and are currently 3rd in the league, with this in mind I was wondering if there are any Southampton fans who still think Adkins sacking was the wrong move. Feel free to contact me via the comments button.

And Finally… to Roy Keane, the new assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland. I don’t think I’ve read an article about his appointment that hasn’t mentioned that as a player he walked out of the Irish World Cup squad. People need to get over this. That was in 2002, that’s almost 12 years ago. We’re all different people than we were 12 years ago. I certainly am. Twelve years ago I was in my mid-late 20s and had hope and aspirations and now…

Til next time, stay safe!

@viewfromthetrev

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Delia or Sir Alex

November 6, 2013

Hola. Hope you are all well.

I’ve not read Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography ‘Alex Ferguson My Autobiography’ but I don’t think a little detail like that should get in the way of me passing comment.

I think the strangest thing about the book isn’t that he slags off players that helped him achieve his successes, such as Keane and Beckham. Nor was it him believing Owen Hargreaves was his worst ever signing, does he not remember Djemba Djemba, Kleberson and Bébé ? Nor was it, him not thinking Steven Gerrard was a top top player, despite the fact he tried to sign him.

No, the strangest thing about the book is that Jordan Henderson features in it. I’m sure Jordan Henderson was surprised he made it into the book. If Sir Alex Ferguson feels he can’t complete his autobiography without discussing the running style of Jordan Henderson then maybe we need to reassess Fergie’s career.

Some people have questioned why Fergie wrote the book, but the fact it’s become the fastest selling non fiction book ever, goes some way to explaining his reasoning. For those interested the previous quickest selling non fiction book was by Delia Smith.  So with this in mind, I ask, Delia Smith or Alex Ferguson? Take this question whichever way you wish. You can let me know of your decision via the comments button.

Til next time, stay safe!

@viewfromthetrev

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