Archive for December, 2013

Why it must be nice being Vincent Tan

December 27, 2013

Hola. Hope you are well.

I’m in a long-term relationship, so I slightly envy Vincent Tan because it must be great, feeling like you can do whatever you want. Whether that is changing the colour of Cardiff‘s kit, appointing your son’s friend as head of player recruitment, to wearing your football shirt over a work shirt and tie whilst wearing shades.

His latest brain wave was to email Malky Mackay to demand he should ‘resign or get sacked’. At best you could say that at least he’s not gone for the more clichéd vote of confidence. Although what is a man like Vincent doing emailing? This seems such a mundane way of communicating especially for such an ‘extravagant’ man.

The madness of football means that if or should I say when Malky does leave Cardiff there will still be a queue of managers willing to work under Vincent. Already Sven‘s name has been mentioned (of course it has) but if Vincent wants to work with someone on his wavelength he’d get on his phone (email) to Paulo Di Canio. Now there’s a meeting of minds.

Til next time, stay safe!

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Hats off to Milner

December 18, 2013

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It might be hard for some to believe but there was a time James Milner was seen as an all action midfielder, who could play on the left, right, through the middle, create chances with pin point crosses and score goals. Albeit this was when he was at Aston Villa.

Nowadays he’s seen as a player City use when they need ‘legs’ in midfield. It’s probably not surprising he gets somewhat overshadowed at City, when they have players like Yaya Toure, Silva and Aguero playing around him. But even when he plays with less capable players, i.e England he’s used in a negative way. He must be the first ever holding right-sided midfielder, used primarily to defend so an attacking full-back can push on.

I have to admit I quite like James Milner as a player, that’s why I was glad , that in City’s win against Bayern Munich he was the pivotal man, setting up one goal, being brought down for another and then scored the winner. With a performance like this, it’s a shame voting for the Ballon d’Or has closed.

Ps. Let me know if you like me rate James Milner. You can contact me via the comments button.

Til next time, stay safe!

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Bonkers

December 7, 2013

Hola. Hope you are well.

Normally at the end of my blog posts I ask a trivial question but in recent posts I’ve not so I have a few questions lying over so I thought I would put them in one handy blog post. Should you wish to reply to any of the questions you can via the comments button.

Starting with Lothar Matthaus who after a German court was unable to locate him, pronounced him dead, even though a Google search would have discovered he’s alive and well. So with this in mind when have you had to prove you are alive?

Prior to the Tottenham v Chelsea game earlier this season, AVB revealed he’s no longer friends with Mourinho. Who are you no longer friends with?

Talking of friends a colleague at work is friends with a Dulwich Hamlet player. Are you friends with a footballer?

With Cardiff‘s owner Vincent Tan appointing his son’s friend as head of recruitment and Hull‘s owner Assem Allam saying Hull fans who oppose the name change of the club can happily die, I want to know who’s the more bonkers?

I recently read Tony Cascarino‘s autobiography ( a v.good read) in it he mentions that he named one of his sons after former team-mate Teddy Sheringham. Have you named a child after a colleague.

Harry Wilson became the youngest player to play for Wales at 16. His granddad won £125 000 after putting £50 on him playing for Wales, back when Harry was only 18months old. This is all very well but I want to hear from you if you’ve placed a bet like this and your child got nowhere near becoming a footballer?

When Spurs preferred to keep a knocked out Hugo Lloris on the pitch rather than playing a fully conscious Brad Friedel, it made me feel for Brad. So when have you thought, ‘if i can’t get a game now, I’ll never get a game’?

And Finally…. the first ever football game took place at Buckingham Palace in October, between Civil Service FC and Polytechnic FC. The Queen however didn’t watch, which begs the question, what sporting event have you been near but couldn’t be bothered to watch?

Til next time, stay safe!

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