Football players want life the easy way

put another way… they want it THEIR way!

But thankfully there are exceptions  – sadly they are a minority.

The others appear to be money grabbing chasers of the easy life. Wanting an easy short cut to money, trophies and glory. Looking to wangle a transfer into a team of true stars that will embrace the frailties of themselves and their sucking agents, and carry them to top trophies and adoration of the paying public.

In fact for many of them the system makes them perfect candidates for the many Radio and  TV celebrity opinion  programs requiring their hot air to fill time.

These pseudo experts take on the mantle of journalists, creating rumour and commenting on other journalist’s idle gossip.

Problem is, the loyal and paying fans lose. And so do experienced hard working and  educated, managers, having to deal with an agitated football audience.


Stupid Management at Chelsea

Stupid that Chelsea let Costa and Matic leave this year.

Stupid that Chelsea’s recruitment policy is not suiting Conte’s management requirements.

Stupid that Chelsea have not properly developed their Academy youngsters through to the first team on a regular basis.

Stupid because they spotted, bought, and ignored the development of Saha and De Bruyne.

Stupid that John Terry was allowed to leave. His influence and presence would have eased the apparent dressing room unrest that exists at the moment.

Antonio Conte the Chelsea Football Manager

has proved his football wisdom and shown great enthusiasm in his work. As a 70 year fan of Chelsea I am grateful we secured his services. He is able to progress the club to a successful future.

However, rumours abound that Conte is not happy with the number and ability of new signings. That he has definite ideas about the style of football required for success is a positive and necessary requirement.  That Conte has had to challenge the behaviour and attitude of Costa, Luiz, and Hazard and maybe others is a sign that players with little awareness of management carelessly consider they know better.

Players earning  the ridiculous money paid by the top clubs should be more humble and aware of their luck and consider others may know a lot more about life than they do.

These naive players should be fitted with earphones, sat alone in a room and played the news about the unfortunates in Yemen, Syria, Lybia, Palestine and other territories where eating, drinking, sleeping, and breathing fresh air is a rare luxury.

Footballers! Think before you speak, and watch your behaviour. Others just might know more about things than you!!!

Football: Club – v – Country!

Europe is being sold a brand new competition which highlights the club versus country issue. Tonight I watched a discussion on this subject and an argument in favour was offered based on opinions of several international managers being in favour of it.

Now if I were an international manager I too would welcome more high value competition. However, already club players are involved in several domestic leagues and cups, and play without a break over Xmas period.

Cant imagine club managers being in favour of yet more demands on their players’ energy, fitness, and form?


Women football managers?

England football has been criticized for appointing foreign managers because England managers have not been good enough. This attitude applied heavily when appointing the manager of the men’s senior team.

Now we have the issue of Phil Neville being shoed in as manager of the England Women’s team on the presumption there are no lady managers good enough!

What was the appointment process? Were there women football experts present on the appointment panel? Was this a political male only deal imposed by the FA? What is the influence imposed by the FA in this appointment? Was the stereotype male attitude towards women in general fully considered by the appointment panel? Indeed, was there a formal appointment panel set up? The FA cannot get the men’s game sorted. So please leave the women to get it right for themselves.

Or is it ALL about sponsors and money?