Stupid Musings From Around the Premier League, Vol. 2
Right, you know it’s a particularly slow day when we read the same stories today as we did yesterday and the day before, and the day before that, and so on (tell me when Terry is guilty or not and be on with it!). What makes it exciting for me is the fun I have reading football headlines on days such as these, which I first wrote about in Volume 1. You would be surprised, actually you probably aren’t at all, with the stories footy journalists come up with. Have a look:
My grand prize today goes to the Independent for several of their pieces. The first is called, “Manchester United Defender Rio Ferdinand Reveals Sleepless Nights Over Loss to Manchester United”. Really, it’s come to discussing a player’s sleeping difficulties almost two months after the season concluded? In the article Ferdinand claims that he is haunted by the memory of losing the title to cross-town rival, Manchester City. Get over it! What do you think the other 19 teams think each year they don’t win? I love how they, journalists, use the word “reveal” as if they have just uncovered some profound treasure.
Not to be outdone, a second Independent article claims that John Terry voiced anger of verbal taunts directed at him in a match with Liverpool. Says Terry, “My mum dated a guy from Liverpool for a while and the Liverpool fans made up a song that my mum loves Scouse c**k.”
WHAT? The man is on trial for racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand, and he is comparing it to fans making jeers about his mom’s sexual appetite? I don’t condone what the fans did – it’s just not nice, kind of like a school yard bully, but for JT to publicly discuss the issue seems a wee bit hypocritical, no?
So you don’t think I am just picking on the Independent (who has some quality writers to be fair), there was an article from a different site that almost had me in stitches. Give Me Football has an article called, “Will Manchester City Money Keep Top Stars”. Seriously, are we actually going to consider whether players can be bought? Of course they can. And what’s more, they are defending Premier League champions, will play Champions League football, and if reports are any indication, they are only getting better through transfers. They only way money won’t buy them is if City land Robin van Persie, who significantly would eat away the striker minutes.
Anyway, I guess I have to be thankful that I at least have something to read, whether it’s about a man’s sleeping habits, a hypocrite, or naivite at its finest. Jeez, mid-August can’t come soon enough.
until tomorrow, lads.