I know NOTHING about football. I've never played the game, and I've only been to watch a game once.
But I couldn't help noticing today that ALL the papers are filled with tales of the gentleman above. He is called David Moyes, and he's the manager/trainer (I think) of Manchester United Football Club.
So, why's he in the news? Well it seems that his team are completely hopeless and they keep losing matches, so they're sacking him.
Personally, I would look to the team itself. Aren't they the ones who are supposed to score the bloody goals? Surely it's the 'striker' who should be sacked. Either that, or knobble the opposition's goalkeeper.
You can explain to them, till you're blue in the face, how to kick that little ball into that huge net, but if they refuse to do so, whose fault is it? The manager's?
Mr Moyes will leave with a reasonable backhander of £10 million (allegedly) for his dismal failure, and no doubt some other football club will take him on until he's sacked again. As Mr Moyes is Scottish, maybe (hopefully) he'll return north of the border, and put a jinx on one of THEIR piss-poor clubs.
Apparently the Man U share price in New York rocketed at the news of his sacking. Football; dontcha love it!
This happens a lot in US football, too, where the team doesn't perform well, so they sack the coach. In many cases, he isn't the problem.ReplyDelete
Noyes made a lot of mistakes when he first arrived like getting rid of all the former coaching staff and bringing in his own and failing to gain the respect of the players. At the end of the day it is always the coach who gets the blame. The news was the first item read out on Radio 4 News at 6 last night which even surprised me and I like football (as you know)!ReplyDelete
It was as if all other 'News' didn't exist.Delete
We could not understand why the Man U topic was at the forefront of the BBC news (most nights it is sex crimes, murder or drugs followed by more sex crimes). The BBC should be ashamed of itself.ReplyDelete
Hardly of world-shattering importance, but it did give Wall Street a much needed boost.Delete
I am not interested in the slightest about this "news". I also think it's surely the fault of the overpaid spoilt bratsReplyDelete
mindlessly running around after a ball. But then, I think I've given it too much of my brain space! Oh, thanks for popping by to my blog from John's. Deeply sorry for offending you with cake!ReplyDelete
What are these people paid their millions for? To kick the bloody ball into a net; and they can't even manage THAT.Delete
No more cake please!
Manchester United and Liverpool are the two most successful football clubs in England. Our weekends are made or ruined by their results. I think I would rather watch Sky news talking about Manchester United than listening about some right wing politicians who haven't got a clue about working class culture.ReplyDelete
I've just had a look at the league table. Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City, and Arsenal, seem to be doing OK; no mention of Man United. Maybe you're thinking of last year?Delete
As for so called 'working class culture'. All these 'working class' footballers, on £million salaries, need to be looked after by politicians who improve the country's economy, rather than fuck it up (like the previous bunch of idiots).
I think that footballers' get paid an obscene amount for what they do!ReplyDelete
And then don't even do what they're being paid a fortune to do. Eeee it's a grand life!Delete
Ooooh... you're really asking for it from a certain Norfolk-dweller...ReplyDelete
She knows that I'm only poking fun (ahem).Delete
Fear not, I can handle it. I am so bloody used to it from you morons.Delete
We just couldn't believe that his (whatever his name is?) sacking was the lead story on all channels. What this says about the world and all the morons in it, gives one pause for thought!ReplyDelete
My sentiment exactly.Delete
They do the same with hockey coaches here...bad season...fire the coach. Some other team hires them and on they go around the circle of teams and some of them actually end up back coaching the same team that fired them. Cracy Canucks eh?ReplyDelete
Life's great circle.Delete
Ah twenty two grownups (supposedly) kicking a bag of air around a field, being paid obscene amount of money and being generally arses.... But what does that say about the folk that watch em I wonder?ReplyDelete
At about 50 quid a game too.Delete
£90 to waatch my team; please get your facts right. So what does it say about me Mr Wooldridge?Delete
No surprising, then, that Man U is much cheaper.Delete
completely nothing to do with football.ReplyDelete
Cro, do you think schools are better in France... From what I can gather they are sterner and not so wishy washy...
Odd question I know.
Two of my children attended French schools, and the curriculum was very 'fixed'. Handwriting was considered important, and presentation of work was highly regarded. Otherwise, everything was very disciplined, and well organised. No 'peace studies', or 'religious education'; but 'philosophy' was up there with maths.Delete
Excellent thanks Cro. I know completely off topic, we are trying to plan and some things keep being thrown in the mix.ReplyDelete
Just make a list Cro of all the really worrying things going on in the world at present - all the civil wars, the unrest, the sinking of that ferry, - I could go on. Would you believe that the sacking of that football manager was the top headline on the six o'clock news on tv here on the night it happened. I despair.ReplyDelete
Me too Weaver.Delete
Our state of Alabama lives and breaths this shit and if the coach don't have a winning team, he is gone, gone, gone! CRAZYReplyDelete