All Things Footie

Helping the beautiful game keep it's looks since 2001

RSS feed

All Things Footie | Sunday, November 3 | Jordan

Slow Moving

Firstly can I ask all regular readers to accept my apologies for the lack of updates over the last 10 days or so. I've had a very busy week at work and at home so I've had little time to ruminate about football in my head, let alone write any of it down.

Secondly, I've decided there's going to be a few changes at all things footie. For a start I'm scrapping team of the week and the weekly awards. It's been getting more and more infrequent over the last month so it's now officially knocked on the head. I've also decided that there will be less of a match report/summary feel about the site. I'm going to try and concentrate on things that make me particularly mad/happy in the world of football — and there are enough of those to keep me going for some time.

On to a few of those things now. I'm sorry to hear about the resignation of Adam Crozier, someone who I had a lot of time for — unusual for an official of that shambolic, disorganised mess they call the English Football Association. Though he was holding a thoroughly untenable position — when 20 out of 20 Premiership Chairmen don't like you, you know your days are numbered — but he's done an excellent job over the last few years and deserves some credit.

From having the courage to appoint Sven (who, for all his faults, is infinitely preferable to Kevin Keegan) to setting up the national football academy in Burton; lets not forget who started the modernisation of English football. Now Geoff Thompson — he's the old fool holding the organisation back, but the spineless duffer knows there'll be one less bed in the rest home if he leaves.

Anyone who watched Arsenal versus Borussia Dortmund on the ITV News channel last Wednesday will have witnessed one of the most shambolic commentating displays ever televised in England (the final caveat making sure the George Hamilton's myriad gaffes on RTE are excepted). How has John Champion still got a job in football? Commentating or otherwise. For about 5 minutes of the game an outside observer would have thought that the only goalkeeper ever to have conceded a goal in football was David Seaman.

[paraphrased] “Arsenal played Dortmund a few years ago in a friendly and lost one nil. Do you know who was in goal then… Oh yes, David Seaman! There's clearly a Jinx.”

With some of the commentary today, you'd have thought no one had seen Arsenal win either.

Just one more thing. Go on Wayne Rooney — you're better than Michael Owen. I thought there was a bit too much hype for a 16 year old before the season but I'm really looking forward to seeing this kid play for England.

(0) Comment(s) | Permanent link to this article

Add new comment

10 Previous Articles

  1. Lost and Found You may be forgiven for thinking I...
  2. What A Result! I'll start with something positive...
  3. Is Doing the Job Enough? So, what did you think...
  4. Lies, Damn Lies and... Today I've been delving in...
  5. Continental Drift Seeing as I've said very little...
  6. Owenly A Matter Of Time It's taken him 12 hours a...
  7. Cheer Up, It's Not All Bad If one thing's for cer...
  8. Apologies To Newcastle fans. In mentioning the ab...
  9. Blame It On Rio Well, maybe that's a bit harsh. I...
  10. Premier PassionAnother boring friendly internation...