Archive for the ‘2015-16 epl season’ Category

Jermaine on the big screen

April 1, 2016

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I’ve always thought it’s hard to replicate the drama of sport on the big screen but this hasn’t stopped a number of football films supposedly in production.

These include a documentary about Steven Gerrard by Asif Kapadia, whose previous subjects include Amy Winehouse and Ayrton Senna who ******SPOILER ALERT****** are no longer with us. I hope Steven is looking after himself in LA.

There’s also talk of a film being made about Jamie Vardy. He’s obviously had a great season but is this enough to be turned into a film? Apparently so. Having said that, I am looking forward to seeing who will be cast to play the Oriental man he abused in the casino. The way Hollywood works, it’ll probably be a white guy.

And Finally… and this might be the hardest one to believe but it looks like there is going to be a film about Jermaine Pennant. I’m not questioning the film maker’s marketing team but is there really a clamour to see this film?

Til next time, be nice to each other.


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Why modern managers should suck it up

August 31, 2015

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Every year, about this time, you get the Premier League managers complaining that the transfer window is still open. Apparently, it should close when our season starts, even though Leagues around Europe/the world start at different times.

It’s said that the window can disrupt a squad as the manager may lose a player that he’s started the season with. Despite the complaining, these same managers seem happy enough to buy players for their clubs. It appears they only have a problem with the transfer window, if their star player is linked with a move away.

I’m old enough to remember when transfers went on til around Easter, so maybe these modern managers should just suck it up.

Til next time, be nice to each other.


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Adamant Eva

August 13, 2015

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On the podcast I do, we predicted where every Premier League team would finish. If you get the opportunity have a listen, the predictions start 9mins in.

We’re also looking for a team to support, they should resemble us, ie try hard but have v.little success. If you have any suggestions you can let me know via the comments button or on twitter @viewfromthetrev

On Saturday, I ended up sneaking into Dulwich Hamlet v Canvey Island, a little into the 2nd half. I didn’t intend to go to the game but I happened to be in the area. It’s the first time I’ve ever not gone for the start of a game. I’m sure however, there will be people reading this who will be thinking 40mins of football is a luxury. If that is you, feel free to let me know the shortest amount of football you’ve seen.

In honour if Erwin Koeman filling in for brother Ronald, for the game against Newcastle, I would like to know when you’ve filled in for a sibling.

And Finally… We’re only one week into the season and Jose Mourinho is making the news. Firstly he publicly criticised his medical staff, Eva Carneiro and Jon Fearn, and then demoted the pair. It would appear their crime was to treating an injured player on the pitch. Some pedants may say that is part of their job but that would mean going against Mourinho and nobody is allowed to go against Mourinho. It maybe a long shot, but let me know if you agree with Mourinho on this matter.

Til next time, be nice to each other.



Brendan puts faith in Christian

August 4, 2015

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Could Christian Benteke be the striker Brendan Rodgers has been searching for, since becoming the Liverpool manager? I only ask as Brendan’s not had the best record when it comes to strikers.

First up was Andy Carroll, who Brendan inherited. Despite Carroll being brought to the club for a sizeable fee, Brendan decided almost straight away that he couldn’t work with Carroll, so loaned him to West ham.

In Carroll’s place, Brendan brought in Fabio Borini, who he said would ‘excite the Liverpool fans’. Brendan was in a good position to assess the qualities of Borini, as he’d worked with him at Chelsea and managed him at Swansea. Liverpool fans are still waiting for the excitement, and time maybe running out.

When Iago Aspas arrived at Liverpool, there was talk he was on the verge of the Spanish national team. By the time he left he had little more than a poorly taken corner to his name.

After Suarez left, Brendan wanted to continue playing with ‘high intensity’ at the top end of the field. Unfortunately, he mustn’t have communicated this well enough to the transfer committee because Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli walked through the door, and for all their qualities, neither are renowned for their high energy. This might explain why Brendan didn’t overly use them last season despite spending £20m on the two internationals.

To be fair to Brendan, Daniel Sturridge has been a good signing, the only problem has been keeping him fit, so for now the focus will be on Benteke. Brendan has no doubts of his new striker’s ability, claiming Benteke’s contribution will make the £32.5m look like a bargain. Only time will tell.

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He’ll be the Delph of me

July 30, 2015

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For a couple of days, I praised Fabian Delph for turning down Man City to stay at Aston Villa. After all it was playing regularly for Villa that helped Delph to get into the England team, whereas at City, I couldn’t see him as being anything other than a bit part player.

A few days later Delph had a change of mind and joined Man City, making me look silly (sillier than usual). One of the reasons for the u-turn was a chat with Micah Richards, who apparently described Man City as ‘the best club in the world’. I’m not sure if this is the best way for Micah to gain favour with the supporters of his new club… Aston Villa.

Another transfer I didn’t quite get was Asmir Begovic going from the No1 at Stoke to play second fiddle to Courtois at Chelsea. Even if his time at Stoke was coming to an end, surely he could have gone to a club where he’d get more than a handful of games. Perhaps he knows something I don’t (he wouldn’t be the first).

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