Archive for May, 2014

Im not a match fixer!

May 29, 2014

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I didn’t know that Scotland were playing Nigeria until the day before the game and that was only because it was being investigated for potential match fixing.

On hearing this news I thought about tweeting, ‘Should you be going to the scotland v nigeria game tomorrow, it ends 2-2’. I only chose the score because it sounds like an exciting game and I didn’t want to show bias to either side in my made up scoreline.

In the end I didn’t tweet it, as I thought it might be one of those joke tweets people put out only to get a knock at the door from the police a few hours later. Instead I went old school and texted it to my friends.

I didn’t think about it until the next day when my friend texted back to say he would be passing my text onto the authorities. With that I checked the score and remarkably it had ended 2-2. Since then I’ve had more texts back from my friends viewing me with some suspicion.

With this in mind, when have you predicted something that has made your friends think you knew more than you did? Contact me via the comments button or on twitter @viewfromthetrev

Til next time, stay safe!

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A Yaya Diet

May 22, 2014

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It’s already proved to be a fun close season. For example, two days after the Premier League ended and 2 managers had already been sacked, Pepe Mel and Tim Sherwood.

Sam Allardyce survived the chop at West Ham but had to agree to play attractive football and employ an attacking coach.

Samir Nasri’s missus didn’t take his exclusion from the French World Cup squad well, taking to twitter to have a go at the manager Didier Deschamps and France as a nation. Feel free to let me know when your other-half had a go at your boss, or perhaps you were the one having a go at your partner’s boss. Let me know via the comments button or on twitter @viewfromthetrev

Better than the above story, comes via Nasri’s Man City team-mate Yaya Toure, who between him and his agent didn’t feel the club made a big enough fuss of his 31st birthday (a big birthday in any man’s life). Some might say being paid £220 000 a week would be appreciation enough. If all this is just an attempt to force a transfer, then it has to be the lamest excuse ever. Feel free to let me know your weakest excuse for getting out of something.

With all this going on there’s been some time left for some actual football, with Arsenal winning the FA Cup. In the build up I learnt that Arsene Wenger still eats like a player, that’s why there’s not an ounce of fat on him. Having watched the final, I don’t think Steve Bruce has committed to the same diet.

Til next time, stay safe!

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The world’s gone bananas

May 14, 2014

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Initially Dani Alves eating a banana thrown by a Villarreal fan was treated positively with people congratulating him for his actions and high-profile players around the world pictured eating a banana in support.

Then it was reported that Alves’ action was premeditated and that a marketing company were behind the move. It was presented in a way that suggested getting a marketing company in to highlight racist behaviour was the bad thing not the racist behaviour itself.

Which brings me on to fans who make monkey chants and throw bananas at black players. I assume they do it because on some level they think black people are subhuman and haven’t evolved from apes. Yet monkey chants and banana throwing has gone on since the 1960s so in many ways it’s the racists that have not evolved.

Til next time, stay safe!

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Knee jerk reactions

May 8, 2014

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On Tuesday, the day after the Crystal Palace v Liverpool game, I went into work and said “Rodgers has to go”.

Obviously I was only joking, as whatever happens on Sunday, Liverpool have had a better season than anyone could have expected. However a Liverpool fan in the room, said in all seriousness, “I was just saying that to someone”.

That my friends is how quickly modern football moves.

Feel free to give other examples of knee jerk reactions. You can contact me via the comments button or on Twitter @viewfromthetrev

Til next time, stay safe!

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Is the Happy One still happy?

May 4, 2014

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When Jose Mourinho came back to Chelsea he described himself as the ‘Happy One’ yet he seems anything but happy. Last Sunday, for example, he turned up at Anfield looking like a vagrant and after the match he had a go at Jamie Redknapp and this was after a victory. Plus Jamie Redknapp strikes me as a relatively harmless guy, not someone you’d need or want to have a go at.

After the defeat to Sunderland, Mourinho sarcastically praised Mike Dean and Mike Riley, almost as if he was shifting the blame for the home defeat to a team fighting relegation onto someone else.

In February, he described Arsene Wenger as a ‘specialist in failure’. After a 0-0 draw against West Ham in January he described Sam Allardyce’s team as playing ’19th Century football’. I can see why he would be upset only drawing with West Ham but it’s disrespectful to both West Ham and all the players from the 1800s.

Mourinho’s also had a go at Barcelona calling them “the worst Barcelona of many many years”. This may be true but it’s probably not for him to say. In addition to the above, he’s also had ongoing verbals with Man City’s Manuel Pellegrini.

Even as recent as this week, he’s fallen out with his most talented player, Eden Hazard.

In Mourinho’s defence, he may not be the angriest man at Stamford Bridge, if his assistant Rui Faria’s recent touchline antics are anything to go by. Note to Rui, If Mourinho is holding you back,  you’ve probably over stepped the mark.

Til next time, stay safe!

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