On top of having to go through another weekend with no Premier League to watch, I, of course, have to come up with something to write about.
I was gonna bang on about the Financial Fair Play story that’s dominating the back pages at the moment, but, like they say today, “it is what it is”.
There is fraud at the highest level of football, with favours being bought in broad daylight - not too dissimilar to the outrageously-blatant robbery we were subjected to by Jacob Zuma and his cronies.
And there ain’t much we can do about it.
The sad thing is, (especially as I come from a family of political activists) is that (like most people) I take a bit of a defeatist attitude these days.
I mean, what the f*** can we do about it?
It’s not like the old days when people formed movements and made the change.
The bigger the business of football becomes, the more money at stake, the more corrupt they become.
As a consequence, billionaire bankrollers, hand in hand with Uefa and Fifa work behind the scenes devising ways to milk the game.
They maximise profits, while kids on the streets of Rio, Cape Town and Kingston, kick around plastic-bag balls on dusty patches in-between motorways.
Recently, German news magazine Der Spiegel reported that plans for a European Super League were back on the table, having previously been abandoned in 2016.
They said a fresh plan had recently been drafted by Spanish company ‘Key Capital Partners’ for Real Madrid, which foresees 11 top European clubs creating a Super League in 2021, including English representation in Man United, Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea.
The alleged plan epitomises where the game is going and characterises the state of our world today - more and more money in fewer hands.
And, by the way, how painfully boring that would be.
Imagine watching Europe’s top clubs against each other every week?
I know those w**kers out there wearing Real Madrid and Barcelona replica shirts will be shivering in ecstasy at the prospect, but they haven’t got a clue what football is, means or represents to proper fans.
The ruling body is trying to turn us into some kind of cricket franchise model.
Makes me absolutely sick.
How disappointing that I can’t give my kids the incredible experience that I was treated to in the 70s, 80s and 90s when football was at its greatest. Anyway, the massive game coming up on Saturday night as Chelsea face Spurs at Wembley, always a cracker!