Four weeks away from cheating and diving players; Nasty managers with cynical tactics……

Well are you all excited about the return of the Premier League in 4 weeks?

I am sure we all are or are we? Recently I got back in touch with an old work colleague from the later 1980’s, actually through a comment on a blog of all things. Subsequently we exchanged and email or two and in one of them there was an extended paragraph which I enjoyed immensely. I think we could describe it as a rant against the Premier League and modern football. Dave Gorman style, ‘Modern Life is Goodish’ I have taken the liberty of turning said list or rant into a poem.

Or is it?

Before you read it however I should offer some context on my old friend. Whilst not a Gunner is a true supporter of a top third Premiership team. He is in his 45th season as a regular attendee at his chosen place of worship and while he no longer goes away he has missed 3 home games in that time. Those missed were a 90th Birthday and 2 weddings.

In short I think it would fair to say this individual is qualified to hold a strong opinion or two and I am fairly sure his thoughts, the poem may strike a chord or two, particular with, shall we say, more senior Gunners!

 

Four weeks away from cheating and diving players;

Nasty managers with cynical tactics;

Agents demanding millions for themselves from the clubs when they act for the players;

Average players earning £2m per year;

Players going on strike because they want to leave after signing a 5 year contract;

Foreign players strolling around; young English players not getting a chance;

Big clubs buying 16 year old foreigners so they can claim they brought them through;

FFP maintaining the status quo!

Rich owners circumventing FFP by setting up ridiculous sponsorship via another of their companies;

Sky pretending it’s the best league in the world and too many believing them;

Ridiculous ticket prices;

Referees taking bungs;

FIFA money laundering and taking bribes;

FA’s right and proper scheme for owners blah, blah, blah.

Thank goodness for cricket.

 

Four weeks away from cheating and diving players

 

Nasty managers with cynical tactics

Players going on strike because they want to leave after signing a 5 year contract;

I hope you enjoyed the rant/poem and smile ruefully as I did. So much there that it is hard to argue with.

Thanks to my anonymous friend and to you for reading.

Dave

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2 Responses to Four weeks away from cheating and diving players; Nasty managers with cynical tactics……

  1. deejay1952 July 12, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

    ” Four weeks away from cheating and diving players; Nasty managers with cynical tactics…… ”
    Well that covers the chavs. !

  2. Berg10 July 12, 2015 at 1:17 pm #

    Four weeks away from cheating and diving players;
    Counting down the days

    Nasty managers with cynical tactics;
    Say cheese Moron io

    Agents demanding millions for themselves from the clubs when they act for the players;
    Players man up do the dirty stuff like the rest of us

    Average players earning £2m per year;
    We would if we could

    Players going on strike because they want to leave after signing a 5 year contract;
    Pay the club large penalty for previous investment

    Foreign players strolling around; young English players not getting a chance;
    Top level foreigners work harder than some over valued home kids

    Big clubs buying 16 year old foreigners so they can claim they brought them through;
    He must be totnumb fan taking a dig

    FFP maintaining the status quo!
    Can’t argue with that

    Rich owners circumventing FFP by setting up ridiculous sponsorship via another of their companies;
    Or that
    Sky pretending it’s the best league in the world and too many believing them;
    Aren’t they
    Ridiculous ticket prices;
    Only clubs will dispute that fact

    Referees taking bungs;
    ??
    FIFA money laundering and taking bribes;
    Fact

    FA’s right and proper scheme for owners blah, blah, blah.
    Joke

    Thank goodness for cricket.
    Oh please No! I’d rather watch Formula 1 (just)

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