Well, there’s not much news doing the rounds on Jamie Vardy. Have my doubts as to whether Ray Parlour has any inside line on what’s going on with the Leicester striker. I guess we just have to hold strong and hope Arsenal have a clue what’s going on and if it’s looking bad, we’d best hope we have another ace up our sleeve. I mean, let’s not kid ourselves Vardy was an ‘ace’. That was the lazy man signing. Hopefully we have something more interesting.
Today sees the kick off for Euro 2016. Really looking forward to this. France face Romania, which will be exciting because they’re one of the tournament favourites… what makes it even more interesting is that Olivier Giroud seems to have perked up recently finding the sort of goalscoring form that’ll attract a PSG to make a horrible mistake later in the summer!
Fingers crossed people!
I’ve no idea who is going to win this one. Belgium has a pretty incredible team, but they often flatline like England. Their golden generation has failed pretty miserably so far, no reason to think they’ll not do the same again. Spain are always going to be there, even though they lost to Georgia. Germany and Italy would be my favourites for the win, but let’s be fair here, it’s never that simple.
All I pray for is a Championships without an Arsenal player broken bone or pinged Achilles!
In slighlty grubby news, De Gea has been accused of sexual abuse in a pretty gross human trafficking trial in Spain. I have no idea why footballers get themselves into these things. If you’re a footballer, surely you know there can be no secrets? Sports stars and female entitlement is a global thing. Look not further than the case of Brock Turner in the states, not only a rapist, but completely unable to take responsibility for being a hideous human being… and to make things worse being sentenced leniently because damaging his promising life would be unfair. No wonder sex crimes are so underreported.
However, what I will say, is I think the shame of things like this is that their names get dragged through the mud before justice is delivered one way or the other. Surely names should be protected both ways before a trial? I know it’s hard to keep celebs under the radar, but De Gea will now be chanted at as a pedo from the stands forever more… fair if true, horrendous if not.
I landed my papers for the EU Vote coming up. I have to make my mum a proxy, because there’s no way I could trust my old man to vote remain on my behalf. It’s an interesting debate that’s going off, if we elect to remove ourselves from the EU, what are the benefits from a football perspective? Are there any?
I mean, first of all, the pound is likely to crash (YAY FOR MY U.S. SALARY), so it could make players more expensive for us. We’ll also suffer the issue of permits for our players. Also, a big part of the leave campaign focuses on those pesky immigrants stealing jobs of hardworking Brits. Will an immigration freeze impact our football teams? Will it be jobs for the Brits? An exodus of European players?
OR, will it enhance the game. Because we’ll be able to make our own rules, will that mean we can lobby the government to relax the rules on South American players? That’d be fancy. No more waiting for the kids to grow up before we can buy them… we can steal a march on the Barca’s and Madrid’s!
Feels like there’s a bit of a contradiction going on with the leave campaign… because cutting our own trade deals, whilst cutting off businesses ability to bring in the best staff seems counter intuitive. So the likelihood is our football will suffer team Boris win out.
This feels like the sort of topic I should enlist and expert in… could be interesting.
Hopefully Britain will make the right choice, part of me is kind of glad I’m not in the UK for the fallout if the worst happens and the Tory old boys and the Labour establishment win out here.
We’ll see, make sure you register to vote either way. They all count!
Right, see you later!