I guess there are a lot of embarrassed “fans” across Cape Town right now.
You know the type, the ones who proudly wear those mauve and blue Barcelona jerseys, hahaha.
Oh dear, what now guys?
OK, you still have Lewis Hamilton, the All Blacks, Liverpool, Novak Djokovic and Kaizer Chiefs to prop up your lack of self-esteem, but this is probably the toughest of the bunch to lose.
It’s an interesting one I’ve always looked at sports fans who pick the best in each code as a bit weird.
You know, like the kid who wasn’t part of the cool bunch at school fantasising about “showing them” one day.
It’s a soulless hobby and an obvious ploy, pretending to have passion for something that means nothing is pretty sad.
It’s a bit like a sex worker telling a client how much they care for them, mind you at least they get paid for it.
Soooo, the question is, do they bin their Barca tops now and start supporting Bayern Munich to keep their bouquet of plastic champions looking pretty? Or hide it in the closet (like Liverpool fans did) until it maybe comes right again?
Anyway, each to their own if pretending to be part of a fan base with no basis is your thing, who am I to criticise?
But yeah, ya’ll a bunch of morons.
But wow, weren’t Bayern fantastic? I’d struggle to name a better-looking side.
While watching the Germans whack Chelsea (OK, it was a patched Blues line-up), I asked myself, what is the fundamental difference? It was plain to see and even more pronounced against Barcelona.
There is no weak link - no Victor Lindelof or Kepa or David Luiz. Every player has complete confidence in his ability and in turn with each other and the system they play in.
I know that sounds simplistic, but as a unit they are impeccable.
The balance is perfect, it’s a thing of beauty, it’s precise German engineering, it’s an S-Class Merc, not a squeak or bump, just a lubricated, purring machine with a shiny top that comes in the form of Robert Lewandowski.
There aren’t any team “stars” to speak of, but for me wingback Alphonso Davies has been the biggest revelation.
Strangely, the 19-year-old is officially listed as a midfielder, but I’d challenge anyone to suggest a better leftback in world football right now?
And what a story the Canadian international was born and spent his first five years in a Ghanaian refugee camp!
He’s as good at the back as he is going forward. He has speed, maturity, balance, skill, reads the game I love him.
On that subject, with Ben Chilwell looking like a strong possibility to join Chelsea, I’ve been shocked to see the sh!t he’s been taking (admittedly only from the anus-brigade on social media).
Why would Chelsea fans abuse him like that?
OK, he ain’t Alphonso, but he’s very decent and certainly an upgrade on Marcos Alonso.
As we all know, costs have spiralled and whether it’s £40m, £80m or £110m, it’s all just crazy numbers.
I mean, Harry Maguire for £80m or Nicolas Pepe for £70m? Makes you wonder how Chelsea nicked Hakim Ziyech for £30m.
Anyway, what a wonderful sight to see unfancied Lyon turning over Man City. Surely that’s the end of Pep Guardiola.
Serves them right, cheating bastards, for spitting on Uefa’s Financial Fair Play Rules.
Sergio Aguero famously said: “I’m staying here until we win the Champions League.”
Looks like man’s gonna have to retire there for sure.
It’s amazing to think the Premier League is back in just a month!
And guys, please don’t get stupid drunk and spoil the downgrading to level two.
I personally think it’s too early to relax like this. We must all keep doing the right thing to beat Covid-19.