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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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Is Wayne on the wane?

June 11, 2014

Hola. Hope you are well.

Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes had what could be described as a public spat, with Scholes saying Rooney’s past it and Rooney telling Scholes to butt out. With this in mind, all I’m going to ask is Rooney or Scholes? Let me know your thoughts via the comments button or on twitter @viewfromthetrev you can give reasons or not.

One minute Louis Tomlinson of One Direction is seen smoking a ‘herbal cig’, the next he’s set to buy Doncaster Rovers, maybe the 2 things are linked. In honour of Louis have you ever invested in a sports team? The smaller the investment the better.

The World Cup starts tomorrow (should you not be aware) for the opening game of the last World Cup I was at the Minack Theatre (an open air theatre) watching Metamorphosis. Feel free to let me know of opening games you’ve missed or if you’ve been to the Minack Theatre.

And Finally… With all the media outlets asking who’s going to win the World Cup, I want to know who won’t win the World Cup?

Til next time, stay safe!


Wayne Rooney

February 25, 2014

Hola. Hope you are well.

I’m not one to say footballers shouldn’t earn vast amounts of money but I do think it’s a shame that Wayne Rooney is the first Premier league player to reach a wage of £300 000 a week.

I  say it’s a shame because this a player that twice wanted to leave Man Utd. Also whilst at the club he’s twice been eclipsed by a team-mate, Ronaldo and RVP in his first season.

On current standing Rooney’s not the best striker in the Northwest, with Suarez ahead of him, nor is he the best striker in Manchester, with City having Aguero.

Internationally, he’s not done it in a major tournament since he burst on the scene at Euro 2004.

I’m not saying he’s not a good player, I just don’t think he should be the poster boy for £300 000 a week footballers.

Til next time, stay safe!



100 words and counting

April 6, 2011

the crystals

Hola. Hope you are well.

So Wayne Rooney eh, what a f*cking c*ck. In my opinion there’s never any excuse for swearing.  In all seriousness it’s a shame that he decided to use his time in the spotlight to scream obscenities to the watching world. Surely he could have used his opportunity more productively, maybe commenting on the situation in Libya, or which voting system he prefers AV orfirst past the post. Perhaps he’s holding back his thoughts on these matters for the next time he scores a hat-trick.

Since my last blog post, England beat the mighty Wales. One person who must have been pleased by that game must have been Frank Lampard. Mainly because before the match, there was A LOT of speculation that he would be dropped for the game. With Gerrard already out of the game through injury, newspapers were even printing the last England team sheet that contained neither Gerrard and Lampard. In the end, Lampard started the game and scored the first goal, so all that speculation was rendered pointless.

Prior to the Wales game Fabio Capello was getting a fair bit of stick, as per usual, this time for his handling of the England captaincy. Personally, I’m not fussed who the England captain is, it’s not as if  whoever it is, is going to have to worry about lifting any major trophies, but the media seemed slightly obsessed by the whole topic.

Some people blamed Fabio’s poor grasp of English for the communication problems. He then added fuel to those flames by saying he only knows 100 English words and that is enough. A lot of the Fabio haters jumped on this, but I’m with Fabio on this one. I think 100 words is more than plenty for him to communicate his thoughts to his players. After all what things does he need to say to his players. There’s tactical stuff like, ‘ball’, ‘goal’, ‘score’ and then there’s the code of conduct, things like, ‘Drink less’, ‘Don’t bring a gun to training’ and ‘Don’t screw other player’s girlfriends’. Feel free to let me know what other English phrases Fabio needs, you can comment via the comments button.

I also think the media are focussing on Fabio’s lack of communication because a lot of them won’t rest until Harry Redknapp is the England manager. In this modern football world, where players from all around the world play in the same team, I imagine there’s plenty of language barriers. I can’t imagine Kenny Dalglish and Luis Suarez have long, intricate conversations, but this didn’t stop the latter being Liverpool’s best player in March.

And Finally…The big football story here in London, if you believe the Metro newspaper, is that the Cheerleaders of Crystal Palace, ‘The Crystals’ have come in for stick, not for their communication skills, but for being a negative influence. Some people have suggested that their presence is distracting the players. I for one. can’t believe highly professional players would get distracted by young women, wearing next to nothing. One of the things I found interesting in the article, was that it said these girls didn’t get paid for their work. This did make me wonder why you would parade around in next to nothing on in front of 15000 football fans, if you weren’t getting paid. Feel free to contact me if you’re a cheerleader and don’t get paid.

Til next time, stay safe!

Hello Barack Obama

November 4, 2010

naniHola. Hope you are well.

I’m going to start this post by saying something that is a bit out there. I have some sympathy with Wayne Rooney, some not total sympathy. The reason being the way his pay rise has been reported. If you were to believe some sections of the media you would think Wayne Rooney was the poster boy for the Spending Review. Whether you think £250 000 a week is excessive for a footballer (it is), it’s not actually his fault the country finds itself in such a financial mess. Rooney is neither George Osbourne, nor is he an investment banker (insert your own jokes). Admittedly his pay rise didn’t come at the best of times, what with him being out of form, what with him now injured, also on the back of a bad World Cup, and on the back of alleged infidelity and on the back of the biggest crime of all eating Chicken Nuggets whilst holidaying with Coleen in Dubai.

Talking of Wayne and Coleen’s trip, it was reported that whilst out there Wayne didn’t watch the Stoke v Man Utd game. He got criticised in some quarters, but I think there are not many things us fans can relate to with top Premier League footballers, but on this we can. Because we know how hard it is when on holiday with the missus to sneak off to watch the football and that’s without the allegations of prostitutes hanging over us.

Not to make this all about Man Utd, but I feel I have to mention the Nani goal against Spurs. So for what it’s worth, this is make take on it. Nani dives in the box and then deliberately handles the ball but the ref Mark Clattenburg, for some reason chooses to ignore both these things. As Spurs are in possession he plays advantage, Gomes then puts the ball down as he thinks a free-kick must have been awarded only for Nani to tap into an open net. Maybe, I have an skewered view of what playing advantage is, but surely the opposition scoring against you isn’t much of an advantage. For me the worst part of the incident was Nani’s goal celebration, it was mainly the sticking out of his tongue that did it for me. If I had been a Spurs player it would have taken great restraint not to have knocked him out.

Moving away from Man Utd and on to me. I got given a Liverpool FC bin for my recent birthday. This did make me question whether it’s wise for club products to be so closely associated with rubbish. And before anyone says it, I know Liverpool have been rubbish this season. It did make me think of how I once bought a box of discounted England football condoms, I’m not sure what made them specifically linked to the England football team. I could make a joke about only getting so far before leaving you disappointed but I won’t. Feel free to let me know of any unlikely football merchandise you’ve got. (comment via the comments button, cheers)

Some sad news now, Paul the Octopus is dead. Obviously after his successful World Cup the fame must have gone to his head, he burnt the candle at both ends (if you can do that under water), he probably fell in with the wrong crowd, maybe hanging out with loose lady octopuses, that or he died of natural causes as Octopuses don’t live very long. You decide!

And Finally… It was nice to see Barack Obama is a reader of this blog, and he even commented on the previous blog post. It’s kind of him to take time out and do this, especially as I imagine he has more pressing things to deal with. And who could’ve known he’s taken such a keen interest in Kevin Davies’ career. There can’t be many like him out there.

Til next time, stay safe!

Wayne Rooney ruined my blog

October 23, 2010

leslie compton

Hola. Hope you are well.

I was going to write a whole heap of stuff about Wayne Rooney and him wanting to move away from Man Utd. I was going to mock him, the fans that went round to his house and Ian Holloway. I’d written it up, and then I found out that the cheeky scamp had signed a new 5 year deal with Man Utd, making my very funny and witty comments redundant. Cheers for that Wayne. The one thing I will say is, this was either the most daring piece of contract negotiating in the history of contract negotiations or the biggest    U-turn since something big did a U-turn.

I’ve had to delete all the Rooney related material and instead I’ve decided to just keep the non Rooney stuff I was planning to do, meaning this will be a much shorter post than usual.

Ok, let’s start with Craig Levein’s decision to send Scotland out against the Czech Republic in a 4-6-0 formation. I have to say that in all my time watching football, I’ve never heard such a thing. Occasionally I’ve watched games where a team has played one up front and that player’s been so ineffective it’s looked like the team were playing with no one up front. But to actually send a team out with no strikers, that’s just wrong. It wasn’t as if it was even a success, as they got beat 1-0, but it does make me think, when they went a goal down, did he get a little more adventurous and maybe play 3-7-0???

Let’s move on to England their historic and heroic  0-0 draw at home to Montenegro. I feel I should congratulate Kevin Davies, who at the age of 33 became the oldest player since Leslie Compton aged 38 to make his England debut. This makes me ask the question, what the hell was Leslie Compton doing, that at the age of THIRTY EIGHT, and only then, the England manager thought he was good enough to make his International debut. He must have been overlooked at 18, when he was a sprightly youngster, and in his mid twenties, not even when he was 37 was he deemed good enough for his country, but when he turns 38, that’s the time to blood him.

And Finally… I got given a book voucher for my birthday, but something tells me I won’t be spending it on the book recently written by Roy Reyland. For those that don’t know who Roy Reyland is, he is the ex-Spurs kitman, and now Saracens (Rugby Union) kitman. He’s put pen to paper to tell us of his life as a kitman (see here). I think I might however keep hold of the voucher and save it for when the Arsenal tea lady decides to bring out her life story. That’ll be sure to be a great read.

Til next time, stay safe!


September 17, 2010

The Bodyguard


Hola. Hope you are well. 

On my last post I mentioned that I had a meeting that clashed with the England vs Bulgaria game. My plan was to surreptitiously listen to the game on my Walkman whilst pretending to pay attention to the meeting. Unfortunately it didn’t work out that way, as there was no way of doing this without getting noticed. Plus I had mentioned it on my blog prior to the meeting, which was probably not the best idea. Note to self, if you ever plan a bank raid don’t mention it on a public forum. Anyway back to my predicament, as the match was almost over by the time the meeting finished, my new plan was to go home and watch the highlights. Unfortunately this didn’t happen either, because when I got home the girlfriend was watching the film ‘The Bodyguard’, and as she seemed to be enjoying it, despite having seen it before, I decided not to mention the highlights. I did however get to see the goals on the news at 6am the next morning, so it wasn’t a total failure. 

Prior to the Switzerland game, there were allegations in a number of Sunday newspapers that Wayne Rooney had visited a £1200 a night prostitute, Jennifer Thompson, for four months. This made me think it must be confusing for any young Premiership footballers looking to spend their hard earnt cash. Because whereas Jennifer Thompson reportedly charges £1200 a night, Monica Mint allegedly charged Peter Crouch a little over £800 for a ‘sex act’. Who do you choose in these circumstances? This is why I’ve decided to launch a price comparison site for prostitutes. On it would be the services they offer, vital statistics, their USP and the prices they charge. I think it’s such a good idea I may offer it up to the Dragons on the next series of Dragons’ Den. I’d love to know what Duncan Bannatyne thinks of this idea. 

The rumours surrounding Wayne’s indiscretions (I think that’s what the broadsheets call it) meant there was talk he may not make the trip to play against Switzerland and instead he might go back home and sort things out with his wife Coleen. If I was him (and I’m not) the last place on earth I’d want to be at a time like this would be at home with the wife. In fact I’d want the next 6 months of games to be away games. 

Luckily Wayne saw sense and played against Switzerland, which was good news for me as I had him to score the first goal, which he duly obliged, netting me a whopping £5 (plus my £1:25 stake). Because I’m bonkers when it comes to money, I’ve already blown the lot.

I think I should draw a veil over the whole Rooney allegations or as Mr Ferguson put it before the Everton vs Man Utd game “Let’s put this to bed”, nice choice of words Sir Alex. The way I see it, I wasn’t there I don’t know what went on, plus it’s none of my business it’s between Wayne and Coleen to sort out. And let’s face it, every man in a relationship pays for sex, even if it’s just having to sit through The Bodyguard.

After the 2 England games there was speculation as to who would be the next England manager, as Fabio Capello had announced that he would step down after Euro 2010. And with the FA having previously said the next English manager would be English, the press were even keener than normal to speculate. Naturally cheeky chappy cockney manager Harry Redknapp threw his own hat into the ring early. I was going to start an anyone but Harry Redknapp campaign, that was until I learnt the other candidates high on the list were Steve Bruce and Sam Allardyce so now I’m going to say Good Luck as England manager Harry. 

And Finally… my favourite bit of the double-header was the fact that some Scotland fans booed the Liechtenstein national anthem. If you’re wondering why, it’s because the Liechtenstein national anthem has the same music as ‘God Save the Queen’ (but diff words). I have to applaud each and every Scottish fan that booed, I appreciate that level of bitterness. Oh and many congratulations on your historic victory in the game! 

Til next time, stay safe!

A week’s a long time in politics

April 20, 2010

holly willoughby

Hola. Hope you are all well. 

They say a week’s a long time in politics but it’s also a long time in football, especially if you’re supposed to be blogging about it and haven’t been. 

Anyway, let me take  you back a couple of weekends ago, the world was a different place back then, planes were allowed to fly, Adrian Chiles  was a valued member of the BBC and no one really knew who Nick Clegg was. It was also the FA Cup Semi Final weekend and that is where I would like to start this blog. Firstly can we all SHUT UP about the Wembley pitch. I get it, some players slipped over, but the way the managers talked about it and the way the press have reported it, you’d think the players were asked to play the match on ice. To be fair that does sound like an ITV programme in the waiting, ‘The FA Cup on Ice’ hosted by Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby and maybe a role for Adrian Chiles

One of the pre-match facts that came out of the Portsmouth/Tottenham semi and was somewhat overlooked  is that Avram Grant texts Harry Redknapp everyday. Is this kind of thing normal for two middle-aged men to do. The only person I text everyday is the other half, and often that’s just to say, “what do you want for dinner”? Who do you text each day that isn’t your loved one??? Feel free to let me know. 

Also that weekend I watched the Real Madrid vs Barcelona game             (El Clasico if you want to look as if you’re in the know), where Barcelona won the game quite easily 2-0. That made me think, if Real Madrid can’t compete with Barcelona despite spending £250m in the summer, who could give them a game? Then I thought I’d like to see how they’d fair on a wet Tues night taking on Stoke at the Britannia stadium in November. I bet they’ve never had to face anything like Rory Delap’s long throws. This then led me to think who is more influential to their side Lionel Messi for Barcelona or Rory Delap for Stoke City. So I thought I’d let you decide, so who is more influential Messi or Delap? 

Talking of influential players, if Wayne Rooney doesn’t win the Player of the Year, I’ll eat my proverbial hat. But I was surprised his team-mate ‘OG’ wasn’t shortlisted, it’s an effing disgrace, afterall he is the second top scorer at Old Trafford. 

And Finally… I know someone who had a birthday party with his football team-mates. By the end of the party it descended into chaos, with them taking off their tops and exposing their ‘privates’. This I must add was a       6 year old’s birthday party, which makes me think is this behaviour inherent in footballers or learnt behaviour ? 

Til next time, Stay safe!