Archive for June, 2015

Rooney or lineker

June 22, 2015

Hola. Hope you are well.

After what was described as a positive meeting between the Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and the owners, first team coach Mike Marsh was released assistant manager Colin Pascoe was sacked, whilst Rodgers remained. The latter decision must have been difficult for Rodgers who’d worked with Pascoe since their Swansea days and their families were interlinked with Brendan’s daughter going out with Colin’s son. I don’t know if they are still together but if so that will make for awkward family gatherings. Now I’m not saying this happened but when have you sacrificed a friend to save yourself? You can let me know via the comments button or on twitter @viewfromthetrev

In other news, Sol Campbell wants to be the Mayor of London and why wouldn’t he? I’m sure playing football most of your adult life is the perfect apprenticeship to running one of the world’s major cities. With this in mind, which ex footballer would you like to see running a major city? It also made me wonder how many Spurs fans would vote for Sol as mayor.

Jack Grealish was pictured enjoying himself on his downtime. If it was down to me Jack would have got away with this behaviour because despite being a football fan, I don’t think I’d recognise Jack Grealish if he were upright, nevermind lying flat on his back.

The Jessica Ennis-Hill stand at Sheffield Utd is being re-named the Redbrik Estate Agency. Naturally, we can’t stand in the way of commercial interests, so if Jessica is such a big fan of Sheffield Utd she should change her name to Redbrik Estate Agency Ennis-Hill.

And Finally… With Wayne Rooney and Gary Lineker now level on England goals scored, it begs the question, Rooney or Lineker?

Til next time, be nice to each other.

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Sepp down transformer

June 3, 2015

Hola. Hope you are well.

I have to admit that I’ve got some sympathy for Sepp Blatter.  I know this isn’t a popular view, certainly not here in England.

Firstly, Sepp hasn’t been found guilty of any wrongdoing.

Secondly, the way Sepp is portrayed in this country, isn’t one that is held universally. Some Federations see FIFA and Sepp as a force for good, due to them funding grassroots football in their countries. I wonder if the new, transformed FIFA will have these nations interests at the core of their manifesto?

One of the main arguments against Sepp is that if wrongdoing has taken place within FIFA, then Sepp as President for the last 17 years is in someway culpable by virtue of being at the head of the organisation. Although I’m sure we’ve seen in the worlds of finance, newspapers and the police, that when adverse things happen, those right at the top don’t always go.

Once people were calling for FIFA’s sponsors to withdraw/threaten to withdraw their support Sepp should have known the writing was on the wall because when multi billion dollar global corporations are being put up as moral guardians, you’re screwed.

Whilst the corruption allegations drew all the headlines during last week’s FIFA delegation, what Sepp and the organisation should have been hammered for is the 1200 workers who’ve died building the stadiums for the Qatar World Cup. Unless we’re a society that prioritises money ahead of human life.

Til next time, be nice to each other.

@viewfromthetrev

Should you have time, listen to my comedy prongcasts. Cheers