Archive for February, 2014

Wayne Rooney

February 25, 2014

Hola. Hope you are well.

I’m not one to say footballers shouldn’t earn vast amounts of money but I do think it’s a shame that Wayne Rooney is the first Premier league player to reach a wage of £300 000 a week.

I  say it’s a shame because this a player that twice wanted to leave Man Utd. Also whilst at the club he’s twice been eclipsed by a team-mate, Ronaldo and RVP in his first season.

On current standing Rooney’s not the best striker in the Northwest, with Suarez ahead of him, nor is he the best striker in Manchester, with City having Aguero.

Internationally, he’s not done it in a major tournament since he burst on the scene at Euro 2004.

I’m not saying he’s not a good player, I just don’t think he should be the poster boy for £300 000 a week footballers.

Til next time, stay safe!

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Sacked in the morning (maybe)

February 18, 2014

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I’m always impressed how football finds new ways to be ridiculous. It would appear the current trend is to not know what your status is. It started with Brian McDermott at Leeds who was sacked by a prospective owner only to be  reinstated a couple of days later by the present owners who want to sell a majority share of the club to the man who sacked McDermott in the first place.

Over at Fulham, things are a little clearer but not by much. They appointed their third manager of the season in Felix Magath, replacing Rene Meulensteen but instead of saying he’s been sacked Fulham for purposes of finance are reportedly saying he’s only been ‘relieved of first team duties’ and so in theory should be available if called upon by the club.

These two stories have made me wonder if this kind of thing only happens in football or has something similar happened to you? It’s a long shot but if you’ve been in a situation where you didn’t know if you’d been sacked or not, then let me know. You can contact me via the comments button or on Twitter @viewfromthetrev

Cheers.

Til next time, stay safe!

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What did Joe Kinnear do?

February 9, 2014

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Newcastle is an interesting club. For example can anyone explain what Joe Kinnear did in his 7 months as Director of Football? It seemed from an outsiders point of view that he came in with a lot of bluster, mispronounced player’s names, claimed he could pick up the phone to any top manager in Europe, brought in a couple of loanees, sold Cabaye, then left.

Sticking with Newcastle and I admit what I’m about say won’t be the most pressing thing on their fans minds but Shola and Sammy aren’t equal names for 2 siblings to have. Shola is quite an exotic/rare name whilst Sammy is well Sammy. Not that I’m suggesting in any way that their parents favoured one above the other.

Feel free to let me know if your name is not equal to that of your siblings. You can contact me via the comments button or on Twitter @viewfromthetrev

Til next time, stay safe!

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What have you had to buy back?

February 2, 2014

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With Zoopla deciding to end their sponsorship deal with West Brom due to Anelka‘s quenelle gesture (and the club not punishing the player), I want to know when your actions have cost your place of work money. You can contact me via the comments button or on twitter @viewfromthetrev

With Katharina Liebherr‘s role at Southampton coming into closer inspection, with the departure of Nicola Cortese, I want to know if you’ve had to take over a family business. Especially if you had little interest in the company and how did it go?

This transfer window saw Nemanja Matic return to Chelsea for £21m. He was originally sold by Chelsea as part of the David Luiz deal, at that time Matic was valued at around £5m. With this in mind, what have you had to buy back? I especially want to know if you had to pay a lot to get it back.

And Finally… there’s been plenty of speculation as to which country Adnan Januzaj will play for, with him being eligible to play for Belgium, England, Albania, Turkey and Kosovo. The way he took his penalty in the shoot-out against Sunderland in the Capital One Cup semi-final, made me believe his preferred choice is England.

Til next time, stay safe!

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