So mega late in the day to be posting up.
However, I need to quickly tell you that the staff do went well. I have a new way of dealing with these situations and I think you could learn from it.
‘Any thought, idea or opinion you have past 9pm. Keep it to yourself.’
I’ve woken up today and I’m winning. It only took 31 years to work this out.
So how are you?
… because the specialist in being a mouthy scumbag just got served a massive dollop of schadenfreude.
The man who called Wenger the specialist in failure, just got his P45 from Chelsea for the second time.
I wrote early on in the second stint that I thought he might be losing his sparkle. I was then firmly smacked in the face with a wet kipper when he smashed the league last year. But this year, I’ve come good… he lost it.
He lost it in the most spectacular way in football history. He trounced the league last season. 3 months into the next season his team are genuinely in a relegation battle, his players look broken and he’s been turfed out.
I mean, it’s quite unbelievable.
Also, I think it’s worth noting, that I don’t care for dehumanising people. But Jose really is one of the worst characters in global sport. Behind the million dollar smile lurks an insecure man with a dark disregard for people.
All he cares about is himself and winning. Which is sometimes lauded. But for me, to win with class is the ultimate. Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Carlo Ancelotti… all men who win with class. All men who understand that the game is about more than the just the victory. It’s about how you did it. It’s about how people remember you.
What will Jose be remembered for?
No doubt one of the greatest winners of all time. But one of the greatest managers? Not for me. The man who retired a referee with paranoid comments, then man that gouged Villanova’s eye, the man who sacked two of his longest serving members of staff for doing their jobs… some of the stories I’ve heard about his private life as well. Bad stuff.
Anyway. He’s gone. Who’d take him now?
Who fucking cares.
Anyway, that’s my lot for today.
Back to your beers, bed or whatever! x