Horrible to read yet another high profile person has gone to such tragic lengths to escape their mental demons. Poor health of the mind is such a vicious predator and it doesn’t give a fuck who you are, how much you earn, or what your life looks like to the outside world.
That’s why Danny Rose is such a hero, I only just caught up on his big reveal in the press (big, because it’s football).
“It led to me seeing a psychologist and I was diagnosed with depression, which nobody knows about.”
“It’s no secret that I’ve been through a testing time at Tottenham this season,”
“It led to me seeing a psychologist and I was diagnosed with depression, which nobody knows about. I had to get away from Tottenham.
“I’m lucky that England gave me that opportunity to get away, refresh my mind and I’ll always be grateful to them. I was on medication for a few months – nobody knows about that apart from my agent – but I’m off the medication now, I’m good again and looking forward to how far we can go in Russia. ”
I’d love to crack a joke about Spurs being an obviously depressing experience, but I won’t, I’ll just say it so you know I was thinking it.
It’s heartening to see that people are starting to talk about important issues with more compassion. The more we normalise it, the more people will come out and deal with it through the proper channels. Macho industries like cooking and sport can make talking about things feel like a weakness. It’s not. I’m glad the conversation is moving in the right direction.
In other news, I have Liverpool envy.
Why are their transfers so damn good?
Fabinho, Keita and Fekir… rumours are they’re after Allison from Roma in goal. What a fucking powerhouse side they’re building.
I mean, I know I’m out here defending our transfer policy, but there’s no doubt it’s fucking boring compared to theirs. But, you know, this is year three of the Klopp project. He had to get Liverpool back into the Champions League, he had to deal with the exit of Coutinho. Their fans had to deal with a lot of ups and downs. But ultimately, success is allowing them to go big… as well as moving on players at peak value.
There have been some sexy rumours floating around. Sampdoria’s Uruguayan defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira. I don’t know much about him, but having a south American enforcer at the base of our midfield is a delightful proposition, he’s fiery, can play with both feet and he seems to have a good number of gears pace-wise. He’d certainly excite me more than Fellaini.
We’re also being linked with Savic, the main issue being the £100m price tag… which is, you know, kind of a non-starter.
Let’s hope the club have some additional targets to add this summer, I think we have a pretty exciting group of players, a few more youthful names with a bit of experience would really raise our levels.