Archive for April, 2014

Has London made me soft?

April 24, 2014

Hola. Hope you are well.

New Man Utd managers are like London Buses, you wait ages for one and then 2 come along in short succession.

I’m not a Man Utd fan, nor am I an apologist for David Moyes but by the end of his time at Old Trafford I felt sorry for him. Maybe I’ve gone soft after living in London for the last few years, or perhaps I’ve learnt I don’t like watching a man out of his depth.

Moyes appeared to be living a classic anxiety dream, where nothing he did, changed his situation for the better, not even signing Marouane Fellaini.

Even things out of his control went against him, mainly Everton playing free-flowing football and challenging for a top four finish in his absence.

With Ryan Giggs coming in as an interim manager, there are some football romantics who would like to see him get the job full-time. I would counter this by suggesting that the one thing Man Utd don’t need in the situation they find themselves is a novice manager.

The madness of the Premier League does however mean that Giggs’s first game as a manager vs Norwich puts him up against a manager with a mighty 2 games of experience.

Til next time, stay safe!




Ball boys and banners

April 8, 2014

Hola. Hope you are well.

I’m not here to say if the Man Utd fans who organised the plane protest against David Moyes were right or wrong, although if my work wasn’t up to scratch I wouldn’t would my boss to fly a banner above me saying as much.

Apparently the plane cost the fans £850 to hire, which was less than I expected. It’s still a sizeable amount, in fact it’s how much my rent is a month. This got me thinking, maybe I could hire a plane, fly it over the area my landlady lives, with a banner saying ‘I can’t pay this months rent as I’m a little skint’. I’ll let you know how it goes. Feel free to let me know if you’ve ever put a message on one of these planes. You can contact me via the comments button or on Twitter @viewfromthetrev.

Talking of price, it was announced that England’s replica World Cup shirt will cost £90, which does seem a little steep for a shirt we will only see 3, possibly 4 times this summer.

In January 2013, I went to New York for a few days, whilst I was out there Eden Hazard kicked a Swansea ball boy. The next time I left the country was a couple of weeks ago and whilst away Mourinho had a run in with a Crystal Palace ball boy. So for all the ball boys reading this, I’m next out of the country in July so it may be best to avoid anyone associated with Chelsea.

And finally… West Brom sacked Nicolas Anelka for a gesture, so it will be interesting to see how they handle the supposed punch on Berahino by a fellow player.

Til next time, stay safe!