Nice To See You…
Nice to have us back in action last night! An unforgivable pun,I know. Obviously I didn’t see much of the match,but the players looked fit and sharp. Eddy made a warming return to his homeland with a brilliantly taken finish to score the opener,only to find that some over officious twerp with a VAR monitor saw a bawhair sticking out past the last defender. Time to get a Brazilian,big man.
Better still,time for the officials to remember that VAR is there to assist,and only in clear and obvious errors. It is not there to overrule in cases like this. The rules need to be clarified,for as it stands,the system is an unworkable shambles.
Patrick Klimala scored his first goal for the club,and while it won’t be shown on any of his highlights reels,it was an example of a player hungry for a goal and who refused to give up a lost cause. We can always do with players like that!
It was also pleasant to see the entire team-on both sides,btw-show their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. It is utterly appalling that the country which considers itself to be the leader of the free world needs to be reminded of that simple fact. They can issue condemnations of human rights abuses in various other states throughout the world,yet need to be publicly reminded of those three simple words. The recent murderous violations of the rights of so many of their citizens will surely prove to be a tipping point,although as we know,too many will carry on as usual in their own bigoted way.
At least in this case,they have a President who leads by example.
Back to the football,and reports overnight suggest that Leigh Griffiths may have placed his jaiket on a shoogly peg by coming back in the condition that he has done. It seems to have come as no surprise to Neil Lennon,who said that he had refused to undertake much of the lockdown training programme due to injury. Now,I can’t say for sure that Leigh was telling porkies-ouch!-about having an injury but it can’t be that easy to injure yourself in a bloody lockdown.
He’s not just let himself,the club and the fans down this time. He has probably pushed the envelope once too often and may well find himself being ushered out the door. Certainly he is going to find it very difficult indeed to get back into the good books,never mind back into the squad.
You’re going to have to get a grip,Leigh. At 29 years of age,you should be looking at a good five or six years left of your career. You know damn fine well that you’ll never play for a bigger or better club than us. Don’t f…..g blow it.
Our pre-season tournament continues with games against Lyon and PSG before we return for an intensive ten day schedule to lead us into our first league match on the opening weekend of August. So some decent opposition to sharpen us up. But bloody hell,430pm on a Sunday? That’s stupid o’clock!
Still,it will be worth the wait. These withdrawal symptoms are bloody murder.
Above article by BMCUWP