Hello good people… trust you’re doing well (and not spending time in Sea Point behaving like a complete bunch of dildos).
Wow, I took some stick from angry Scousers last week following my (honest) conversation about the unscrupulous money that’s been invested into the club.
Look I’ve made it clear, and I believe it’s the same for most big clubs, it’s just the pleading of poverty and accusations from Liverpool fans about everyone else that I felt needed addressing.
So take your threats and abusive language and stick it up your exit hole like a barge up the Mersey.
Not that I’m taking turns on my rivals, but I did want to chat about Manchester United today. It seemed like the right time following another disappointing result on the weekend. I can identify with the situation…
It wasn’t long ago that Chelsea were under the management of Frank Lampard.
We love him, club legend and all that, but there was the underlying concern towards the end of his tenure that he was out of his depth and incapable of turning around results that weren’t conducive with a ‘top side’.
I gather it’s exactly the same for United fans, not that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the same kind of legendary status Frank has, but nevertheless he’s a United hero. A face from the glory days, off the bench or not.
But I just can’t believe any of you REALLY think he’s the right man for the job? Surely (like any major brand) you need a suitably experienced captain to guide the ship?
When you think of top coaches, the Pep Guardiolas, Jurgen Klopps, Alex Fergusons, Arsene Wengers and the likes, do you honestly see Ole’s name amongst them?
Ok, his side are established as a “top four” outfit, but the standard of football, the strange team pick’s, the substitutions, the tactics, the transfers? So often questionable.
And now there’s Ronaldomania to further undermine him. Is he really the man they want at the wheel?
And why do the board (advised by the likes of Sir Alex) continue to give him support?
Being a top four-side is quite a feat these days given the standard of competition, but for me the idea of United getting ahead of Liverpool, City and Chelsea to mount a serious title challenge is unrealistic.
This is not where a club the stature of Manchester United want to be.
Annnywaaaay, back to the weekend and I’m not sure there’s much to chat about except the cracker at Anfield!
Going back to the Ole/Lampard comments, this was an example of what a great coach can do!
After a completely dominant City first half, Liverpool came out with an attitude that was only ignited by a Klopp teamtalk and what a game it turned out to be…
Two elite teams, toe-to-toe, 110 percent commitment and quality. What a great watch! Unfortunately, as seems to be the way too often these days, we’re into another international break. But wow, what a way to end off the weekend. And of course didn’t wanna say it but, we are top of the league, we are top of the league.
Before I sign off, it was interesting to hear Safa’s announcement on Saturday… Only vaccinated fans will be allowed into the FNB to watch Bafana Bafana’s World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia.
I’m hoping that all entertainment and sporting events are forced to adopt the same condition, it’ll encourage fence-sitters and numbskull anti-vaxxers to get jabbing. Do the right thing people. Chat next week.