Football Talking Shops For Windbags

Copycat journalism practiced by the the herd. Tell the fans what they want to hear. Its easier that way!

Day in day out, and without thorough and perceptive analysis, hordes of ex-players and wannabe football experts populate the mass of sports programs in order to deliver their journalistic wisdom.

Manchester City will reign evermore in the Premier League. They are about to take over the world of football. Pep is the best ever. His tactics are sublime. English managers dont have that magic touch required to compete at the highest level. This player will move there. That manager will move here. And the rest.

Exceptions are very few. The others, like sheep, spout out the repeated waffle of the herd in order to earn some extra bucks. And according to the likes of Sky Sports, entertain the viewers.

To see, to hear, these perceptive experts after their predictions are dashed as poppycock, is embarrassing – but seemingly not themselves. So meek and philosophical they will have become.

In fact all journalism seems to suffer the same malaise – not just sports reporting.



Chelsea: Who The Hell Sold Matic and Costa without quality replacements?

I have been a supporter, a fan, of Chelsea Football Club from the Chelsea Music Hall Days (Chelsea Palace Of Varieties) till now. About 1947 till 2018 – some 71 years.

In 2018, Chelsea seem to be at yet another critical moment in its interesting history. Its future as a topmost performing world football club is dependent on wise and thoughtful decisions about its future, soon to be made.

Today I ask a troubling managerial question which I leave hanging.

In 2018, who the hell thought it a good idea to sell Matic and Costa without top quality replacements? Matic and Costa are players with a massive pith presence.

They are top quality players who can look after themselves and give support to others. Attributes so needed against Tottenham Hotspurs last weekend.

Spurs have always been a very physical side. On Sunday Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen were roaming the pitch, elbowing and tackling like demented bulls. Both Hazard and Fabregas received recklessly painful physical attacks that should have seen two red cards and two Tottenham players expelled from the game. I say “game” but for those two it was more like war!



Football: Bring in technology – NOW!

The standard of referees and linesmen is poor. And most times its not their fault.

Nowadays the game is a lot faster putting added demands on referees and linesmen. So many matches are marred by bad calls that potentially affect the game being played, the loyal fans wanting fairness, and clubs who in some cases stand to lose millions. To say nothing about being deprived of top honours due to bad decisions on the field.

Just watched a prestigious match between Manchester City and Monaco. The entertainment provided by two outstanding attacking teams was a joy. However the defence of both teams was poor, the performance by the referee was poor, and linesmen decisions were below par.

Why on earth is technology being purposely blocked with the pathetic excuse that it would kill the soul of the game. Also a very dubious Yellow Card was handed out. Wrongly delivered cards once again impinge on fairness and the future progress of the penalised team.

Backup can be provided to the match referee in a matter of seconds most times. With common sense, technology will vastly improve the fun that is football.


Football Referees and Technology

Today, yet another match of dubious decisions by the onfield officials.
Manchester United – v – Bournemouth in the UK Premier League
So much at stake! – bring in technology to help referees.