13 responses

  1. Chris
    05/12/2017

    Tony,

    do not forget that we live in a world where in what many see the most evolved country in the world has part of it’s people and elite clamouring that that chap Darwin was a nutcase and the world was created out of the blue 5000 BC. They have universities teaching that and laws making sure it is required to teach that. Their elites are thus being brought up to ‘un-believe’ science. No wonder they do not believe that climate change is a fact. And someone cannot be guilty if he/she says : I did not do it – who needs a judicial system after all ?

    Other countries are bringing their elites up in considering humans as merchandise and human rights as a failed/bad/please-forget-it idea introduced by some french revolutionaries 200 and some years ago.

    So in this context, what we are witnessing in terms of behaviour around what many would call a frivolous activity/spectacle is just a reflexion of our times.

    Elites are tweaking the system so they win, referees are tweaking the rules so a specific team does not win, fans just hope that their team will profit, and all who do profit from this perverted system (because they are actors in it and get their minutes of fame and figures in the back account) just want it to keep going.

    Just keep at it, at some point this is all going to explode.

  2. colario
    05/12/2017

    OT
    One billion pounds just to grow potatoes! (spuds in football terms and England English)
    http://www.insideworldfootball.com/2017/12/04/spurs-new-stadium-costs-top-1bn-expensive-ever-uk/

  3. Jax
    05/12/2017

    I didn’t know Wrighty had apologised. Good for him. Lineker was also involved in his typical smug manner.
    Surely people who have Twitter & Facebook accounts (and to a lesser extent comment on blogs) can’t complain when people want to have an exchange. It’s what social media’s all about.

  4. Bobome
    05/12/2017

    Tony,
    Your perspective is spot on. Getting off that gravy train is going to be heart wrenching for many of them and the more the shenanigans of the ‘Oink’Mob gets exposed the more desperate they’ll get to keep that train on track. This is not time to let up

  5. WalterBroeckx
    05/12/2017

    I watched MOTD for once and I couldn’t stop laughing when Shearer said: MU was too good going forward for Arsenal. In fact 2 goals were completely gifted by Arsenal defenders from being under no real pressure. Shit happens and it was big shit in a few minutes time.
    But to underline his statement Shearer showed…. the 3 goals again. As that was almost all MU had to show.

    Now I might be a stupid foreigner of course but I really can’t understand if MU was sooooooooo good at going forward then why was there not even a handful of oh soooooo great attacking to see? MU finished on around 75 % of their chances. Yes that is great finishing. But if a team was so great and good in attack then I would expect them to attack a bit more than MU did.

    But the good thing is that I again know why I don’t watch MOTD any more. Clattenburgs slip confirms my decision to no longer watch the PL. I only watch matches of Arsenal, a bit of Bundesliga. And who knows I might even start watching Italian football…. have you seen that pig fly???

  6. Gord
    05/12/2017

    Shearer has headed the ball too many times.

  7. Gord
    05/12/2017

    When you search for news to read, you should send a message at the same time. For example, if you hate the attitude of the BBC and the Telegraph, you could search for something like:

    _football arsenal -bbc -telegraph

    If enough people do this, eventually the BBC and/or Telegraph will realize that people are deliberately avoiding their websites. Then it is up to them to change or not.

  8. Gord
    05/12/2017

    OT: Positive change from the north?

    https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/sport/football/blackpool-fc/fylde-coast-councils-leading-the-way-for-football-reform-1-8893644

    I hadn’t seen anything like this article. I wonder how widespread this is?

  9. Brickfields Gunners
    05/12/2017

    She said / he said – a perseptive –

    A woman gets cheated on by her husband.

    Devastated, she doesn’t know how to continue to live her life. She hears that there’s a very wise monk who lives up in a mountain, and decides to go there to consult him.

    After few days of traveling, walking, climbing, she reaches the top and meets the wise monk.

    “I have spent my whole life with him, my youth was dedicated to support him, take care of him. And now he has left me for a young woman. My life is stolen, and I’m left with nothing. I don’t know what to do”.

    The monk gives her a cookie and asks her to eat it. After she finishes eating, he asks: “Was the cookie delicious?” “Yes”- she answers. “Do you want another one?” “Sure, please”. The monk looks her in the eye and says “Do you see the problem now?”

    The woman thinks for a while, and then slowly speaks. “I guess human nature is greedy. You got one, then you want more, maybe a new one, bigger one. It’s never enough. And nothing lasts forever, everything is impermanence. We should be aware and not disappointed by that”.

    The monk shakes his head. “No, I mean you are too fat, you should eat less.”

    Not all posts have a spiritual lesson . Some are just meant to see thev funny side of life !

  10. Brickfields Gunners
    05/12/2017

    Sorry ….perspective ..

  11. Gord
    05/12/2017

    OT: Institutional Racism in Football

    RFI (other places?) has an article about the possibilities of becoming a manager or coach in football if you are not Caucasian.

    http://en.rfi.fr/sports/20171205-lack-black-managers-proof-football-institutionally-racist

    No mention of the institutional racism in officiating in the article.

  12. Andy Mack
    05/12/2017

    Wrighty may be a very decent guy, but that doesn’t mean he’s clever enough to understand anything more about football than the fans in the stand (and we know many of them don’t have a clue about football tactics), apart from possibly knowing the skills of being a top striker. Even then he may not understand the reasons he was a top striker, it may just have been an innate talent, in the same way a number of top musicians can’t read music but can play by ear.
    As for Shearer, he proved that he has little understanding of the game from his brief time in management…
    Really, anyone that believes a word the pundits say should immediately be banned from ever watching football ever again.
    They do occasionally get things right, but that works on the same basis as the ‘1,000 monkeys in a room with 1,000 typewriters will eventually produce the works of Shakespeare’ theory, i.e. if you keep saying words, one day you’ll come up with a sentence that makes sense…

  13. para
    06/12/2017

    Gord “Shearer has headed the ball too many times.” 🙂

    Chris
    ” elite clamouring that that chap Darwin was a nutcase and the world was created out of the blue 5000 BC”

    I understand that the elite funded and projected Darwin’s nonsense.
    I understand that the “world(people)” have been here long before 5000 BCE at least Man was, but Mankind(a sort of man, (i.e. hybrids)) were not.

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