Hell of a week for football
This time last week I bet no one could envisage the scale of impacts the beautiful game would sustain on a number of fronts in such a short space of time .
In my mind , and it seems to more and more also , these 7 days have been the perfect microcosm of just what it is exactly they are flogging and this entertainment we are seemingly hooked but increasingly disgusted by.
The game had plenty of positives to talk about after the Ajax – Man United double unexpected victories but yet has been plunged to new depths of ugliness after a series of not so well viewed or maybe publicized events as the games mentioned above.
Its manna from heaven to those who already had an agenda and that should worry us all as I have yet to read or see a solution to this mess that everyone would accept.
The notables have been,,,
Man City being hit with 4 investigations after the new revelations is not good for Englands flagship team and attempts to make themselves look like top dogs have taken a right kicking here . BOOM !
Major repercussions expected , transfer bans being spoken of as is points deduction which puts Liverpool in top spot or Champions. Double BOOM !
And they will lose Pep if he cant buy the players he needs to shape his vision so a transfer ban and hes gone ,,, the triple whammy ?
Real Madrids President entering the changing room after their exit to Ajax and yelling at his players including Ramos who said pay me and I will go !
It was a clear sign the rookie Solari wasnt really in charge , and he got turfed out ,, for the fella who walked 10 months ago !
And this from one of the three juggernauts of the game ,, you couldnt make it up , but thankfully we dont need to , they just give us ammo free !
He told them they were a disgrace,, well if 4 out of 5 Champions Leagues is a disgrace whats a good streak look like ? You lost the best player in the world and havent managed the squad well yet its their fault ! Idiot !
3 occasions of fans entering the field of play will just ramp up calls to do something , anything !
These acts alone are the type of ammunition some were praying for ,, and again we should all be worried because usually the average fan suffer when bodies are forced to make decisions .
Its easy for me to sit here and type its not that serious but the idiots did swing kicks or punches and the general worry is that these particular events have the potential to get nasty if someone brings a knife for instance.
If it keeps happening there will be repercussions.
Qatar World Cup,,, an old bugbear of mine and one which is going to keep rumbling on and on .
These leaks have shown that , taa daaa !!! it was crooked after all surprise surprise .
If the leaks stand up in court ( he says he didnt hack them but was given them ) then surely this again puts the WC in jeopardy? Its a lawyers wet dream is the whole fiasco.
That US dollars are again involved in encouraging to these ears as those boys tend to not mess about or respect reputations, just what we need.
Expect more on this for years to come but again I do not see a normal World Cup if one at all . It will end a farce is my prediction with players or countries withdrawing .
Culture clashes will lead to fan incidents also if staged. Bets shelved as a bad idea.
In the land of the lawsuit and my adopted homeland the womens soccer team have had enough of being treat way worse than the men , even when actually doing better , and have banded together to sue the national association ! Go girls !
Lead the way on this and open those floodgates to sue the suits !
Marc Bosmans currently lighting a cigar with a 20 dollar bill and throwing an after trial party !
The mighty West Brom sacked their manager at this stage of the season while sitting in FOURTH ffs citing they wanted promotion and it wasnt looking forthcoming !
Coutinho was jeered off the pitch despite his team winning ,, and now needs public backing to win his confidence back .
Theres more , much more.
The game is in disarray , more now so than ever , and it seems many are waking up that fact .
The general consensus is that its a societal problem according to many sections , which may well be true .
But the fact remains ,, with alls its ugly facets being dragged out into the open for the world to see ala dirty laundry , it is naive to expect the masses to keep following the sport blindly and faithfully . Very naive infact .
If theres not major change then this wont survive long term .
There are people out there paid very handsomely to govern the game and yet it falls apart around us ,,, Fifa like Nero are fiddling while Rome burns it seems .
There are many many influential people around the game ,, big names that are listened to when they speak . Its for the love of that very game that some of them need to step down off their lofty perch , off the gravy train for a while and actually put the sport and fixing it first for a change.
They are happy to ride that train but lets see some put in some overdue work on the games behalf. Not as if many need the money .
Football will get one big chance to clean its act up and it best realise that fans arent coming back once they walk. The old fashioned bodies are trying to find their feet after the scandal hit years and massive upheaval , and many are tainted by whiff of association.
The time is right for change , for someone to grab the bull by the horns and say lets sort this .
Theres been many great characters spawned by the beautiful game ,, lets hope in its hour of need the right one is out there. Damn they are needed more than ever .
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