Archive for October, 2014

I have a dream

October 11, 2014

Hola. Hope you are well.

I was interested in Jose Mourinho‘s recent comments that “there is no racism in football”, in reference to the number of black managers in the professional game.

I’m not here to say there is or isn’t racism in football but I do thinkĀ  the issue of black managers or more pertinently the lack of them is a matter of perception.

Let me take you back to when I was growing up [Insert harp music to indicate the passing of time]

As a child getting into football, I was aware there was a view in football that black players could play in attacking positions, utilising their pace, power and ‘natural flair’ but they couldn’t be defenders because they didn’t have the discipline and/or the footballing brain.

Over time, this idea has been disproved thanks to the outstanding black defenders we’ve seen playing at the top level, so much so that if a club signs a black defender today it doesn’t cause a fuss.

Maybe in the future we’ll get to a point where a man who’s black becomes a manager of a top Premier League club and the only thing mentioned is his record.

Til next time, stay safe!





Goals goals goals

October 5, 2014

Hola. Hope you are well.

I went to see Dulwich Hamlet v Wingate & Finchley (I think I used to rent a flat with these guys)

The game ended 3-3 with all the goals scored in the 2nd half.

After the game I went to the pub to watch Liverpool v Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup, which had gone into extra time. I saw 2 more goals, one from each side, which took the game into penalties. This as we all know became an epic with Liverpool eventually winning it 14-13.

This meant that within a couple of hours I’d seen 35 goals. Can anyone compete with that? Feel free to let me know via the comments button or on twitter @viewfromthetrev

Til next time, stay safe!