When Wenger leaves, who would want to work with Steve Bould?
Why is this man even an assistant manager at one of the biggest clubs in the world today? What are his credentials to manage here?
There appears to be far too many people in the backroom or history of Arsenal who get special favours at the club. Dennis Bergkamp is another. Why are we having a statue for Dennis Bergkamp? This is a player who couldn't fly to European games but we held on to him year after year. He didn't score as many goals as you'd expect from a striker and he sure as hell didn't make as many. I do recall Dennis standing around the edge of the box and just standing there for years on end.
Has his influence at the club got anything to do with the financial incentives he received when he joined the club? Is his current influence at the club and how he remained at the club everything to do with the contractual factors as part of the club? There are players who come to Arsenal who carry the team and we all know who they are. They are not the people as David Dein called them, part of the "old boys club" who take advantage of this little clique we have there.
Arsene Wenger will leave. I am not the biggest fan of Arsene's right now but I am sure he has had some great people working alongside him and while other clubs bring in the cream of the crop we pander to pathetic old world romanticised nonsense and allow has beens to turn up at the club and then stare at a manager who has been around longer than him and not used a lucrative youth training system to carry him forward as Steve Bould has been a part.
Arsene Wenger is a world class manager. The problem is we are not employing a team alongside him to work effectively towards actual football goals. It was like Tony Adams saying he learnt things from Arsene then he couldn't employ them at another club. If we all became something by watching someone and observing them and listening to them then... you know where I'm going here. I also feel these are great footballers but managing people and managing effectively is very different.
You can place any individual in a beautiful place and he or she will look beautiful. That doesn't mean they are beautiful. Put your face next to a fast car on facebook - a lot of people know what they are trying to attract there. This is no different to the many other factors people use to excel themselves on facebook. If you have not distinctly created something at Arsenal you are merely taking advantage of it. This does not mean you own the car or you have done something to achieve the car now does it. This merely means you can ponder and pander around arrogantly feeling people believe you have done so when you have not.
The club runs on money and on the manufacturing of players to make that money. For a club of this nature, it flows forward quite simply without much effort. There appears to be many hangers on at the club who take advantage of this situation and if the club wants to move forward and do better in the world, they must remove these individuals and become an integral part of the elite European football teams. I am not saying this is the only problem. The fact is, with the supposed experience Steve Bould has, if he doesn't improve our set piece problem but in fact makes it woefully worse then he shouldn't be in that position.
Yet, I can say something else here...
What if you can't remove people like Steve Bould from the club. What if those who take advantage of their position at the club, regardless of where they work (be it in coaching, fitness, commercial etc) are there merely as part of who they know rather than what they know...
...and also being paid likewise.
The fact is we can't blame many people but we do know who made this club and unfortunately they are no longer at the club now. It is about time we moved on from all this, the board was transformed and shaped into something fitting a world class football club and we got rid of our history. We will become like Liverpool but without the European Cups. We'll be assuming a small era of winning cups with the help of important individuals like David Dein were a massive history - which they are but we have not placed our position at the top yet and I do feel the employment of Steve Bould solidified how laughably like a small enterprise we are operating this multi-national venture when we can't see the excellence of an individual is built from our finances not from expertise.
How ugly and professional it also is when this new individual comes in and openly, in public, embarrassingly stares at his boss so that everybody can see he is not the problem, but in fact he is part of that problem.
I always feel people are laughing at Arsenal. I now feel some people don't care if they laugh at Arsenal as long as they benefit from Arsenal.
Charlie Morgan illustrates all that is wrong at Arsenal and in Football
The world is a mess.
I don't want to be one of those "music snobs" or even "football snobs" people speak of but we're losing our touch with what is important to us and what is important to everyone.
Charlie Morgan has insulted his football club and has spat on the most important moment of his club's history at the same time. For what? Probably because money doesn't buy you everything. Probably as a cry for help because nobody has indicated what is important in football so the supposedly "rich" can do as they please. Even if this means destroying a club's one moment of glory.
Chelsea should be in the final of the league cup, not Swansea.
Yet the most important factor in all this is, the relationship with the board and their position to do as they please because they have money. The importance of this is how the glimmer of money and all the rather bizarrely marketed nothing it can consume, consumes only those who can't see the wood for the trees and why when all is said and done, a billion people can't be wrong.
The world is a mess. TV has allowed that.
Now TV is one of the biggest money spinners in a club's Arsenal. TV has become the one cultural symbol that everybody wishes to be a part of. It is so strong that it has reached tiny devices we carry around with and we look into these black objects hoping to see a mirror image of ourselves and only money can buy that because you need the arrogance of a bank balance to show how laughably detached you are from the world.
The world is a mess.
The papers couldn't go against Charlie Morgan. He has not signed his life away like footballers have. He is not one of those individuals who is open to scrutiny for the rest of his life. Hazard's only crime was to continue to play the game. Oddly, Hazard, the multi-millionaire football is unequally judged against a mere mortal. He has money. He has fame. He has the world at his feet. Therefore, we must judge him and ridicule him.
The new messiahs are the public.
Although nobody cares about them. The papers can't speak out against the public because Charlie Morgan is seen like us. If the papers attacked us, we'd all be in trouble.
Of course, none of us are like him but this is how people view the average individual against a floodlit mass. They can do no wrong. Even if they have destroyed 100 years of searching and yearning a football club has had and wrongfully sent themselves into a cup final against a club that deserves to be there on the fight alone, the lesser individual can do no wrong because after all... we must protect the victim who plays the victim.
This is what the average individual with their hide and seek gains and that is what every boardroom is all about out there. They hide behind a myth that they are one of the fans and they believe in football and winning but the only reason they are there is to exploit the glamour of the game and make some money and then disappear to spend the money on carefully marketed garbage they wish to exhibit as pointless extensions of themselves in pseudo mutant extravagance.
Our club has been doing the same for many years now. The exploitation of commercialisation and the lure of glamour and the shameless prancing into dressing rooms of real talent, not exploited gains only exhibits the shameless way in which the rich have ruined the game. Again, they can not be harmed. They have an immunity and that will remain that way because they push the buttons but there are some things they can't control. They cannot control the fact, the fans, the public, the billions of football fans are always watching them.
Which means they will need to make more money to hide from the watching eyes. This is why the world is a mess.
It's not difficult to do the right thing. It's not difficult to come out and say what you did or what you do is wrong. It's not difficult to admit that your position is problematic and you are out of your depth.
What is difficult is to re-write history for 10s of thousands of fans whose one moment of glory in a whole 100 years has been nauseated on because the boardroom does not understand football and does not understand what being a football fan is all about.
When Swansea play Bradford next month, we can all say, the only team worthy of lifting the trophy on the day will be Bradford. They reached the final fair and square and didn't use anything "illegal" in the game to accomplish that. This is something the FA need to address and should replay the game between Swansea and Chelsea.
In the case of Arsenal, our board has been lying to us for years. There are no rules for that and there are no replays for the past 7 years plus obsession with making money which hasn't really done very much for us.
The world is a mess. Thanks to all the real football fans out there, who always make the effort to clean it.
Stuck in a moment - Football teams can never fix themselves
The agonising reality of our existence is a constant struggle to fix
the world and by world I mean all the tiny things that make up what we
have constructed as our own and therefore, who we are. As a football
fan, this means we are always talking about fixing the world we have and
this is why I feel, our connection with football is a very ugly and
brutal state of affairs where we do not know who to trust.
That is one of the greatest words we have in our vocabulary and in
our lives. We trust our family and our friends because we want to get
through the world and make it to the next day hoping everything actually
makes sense and everything we do is worth something or is worth what we
wish it to be worth. As a football fan we invest hours of talking and
hours of wondering, worrying about something very special to us. We
worry about something that fills us and nurtures us and nourishes us.
bond is as Arsenal fans built on trust. That I would say is scary and
worrying but, sadly, one of the greatest things we have concocted to be a
part of our lives. Trusting something is one of the most special things
we have and therefore I would say our mantra that stood by us for many
years doesn't have to be looked at with disdain and disgust but as an
indication that we had faith in the best of humanity, something we
shouldn't lose even if glimmers of betrayal start to rear their head.
this is about trust but it is also about what is important to us as
football fans and the realities we exist in and what we start to
believe. I will jump the gun and say, Arsenal should do anything
possible to win trophies. Why? Well... from where I am standing I feel
that is important. From where I am sitting, I feel this is something
many teams wish to do but can't accomplish. I recall listening to Clare
Balding doing a documentary about the commercialisation of football. I,
like many fans believed after listening to fans that the
commercialisation of football began with sports companies during the 70s
onwards, accumulating with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of
the Chinese powers we have today. In fact, football has always been
brutally commercialising and manipulative towards the masses to fall in
The exploitation of a man's belief in humanity
and all that is good has always existed and in football, the most
beautiful thing is, that capitalist machine built an ideal that created a
collectiveness that believed in the best of humanity - while oddly we
were in conflict with each other and hooliganism arose. The brutal side
of trust and faith it seems when where we find security, we are
threatened, in groups.
If we were to fight on all
corners and do whatever is possible to win trophies we would maybe have
to go into debt, maybe we would have to spend millions on players and do
all kinds of things. I feel the system at Arsenal is very well placed
for us to take advantage of the financial machinery (which we have
exploited already with the stadium and housing) of the modern age and
eventually, not remain completely in debt but even if we were, be in a
position where, we are a product, an object that makes money for people
who want to make money. What I am saying is, for all that we believe in,
for all the wins and support and glory we want, we will never die and
maybe, in our trust and our belief we are holding onto ideals at Arsenal
that are only as real as the principles that we have. Principles which
are favourable and great but ignore how commercialised we are and how
there are far uglier things in football than going to a bank and asking
for loans and debts with a benefactor.
don't need to do that. It is an option. We can go mid-table, we will
always support Arsenal and we will continue to find ways to achieve
better in the future. What I am saying is, no matter where we stand, we
will never be fixed. The inherent most significant facet of football is
that which we can't see, which is, we walk into the stadium to see
something that is broken and we leave in the hope something, some part
of it, has been fixed; but it never has - but like life, we will always
be here, alongside all the frail, fragile pieces of life we try and mend
with every other traveller of this rock in this vast universe.
has had a very sterile history. We're proud of that. We're proud of the
fact we've done things, or appear to have done things in a clean way.
The truth is, maybe we're just good at hiding the ugly. Nothing wrong
with that - I just feel, even if our history was ugly... I would still
support this team. I would support this team because I am another naive stumbling rock like everyone else out there, clinging onto whatever hope makes that next piece of hope fit into place. Sometimes, for that to happen, to help millions, billions (of football fans) you need to shake hands with the devil so the devil can dance on the grave of some other poor man. Yet, humanity will ring on and hope to do better will exist.
I don't think we will be brutal but ultimately what I am saying is, for the sake money, that mythic substance that matters not a squat for anybody when all is seen and done, we are throwing away what is truly and has been truly in our grasp, for the last 8 years now. A trophy. We're therefore ugly because we have not been righteous - for the sake of the one greatest evil that has caused pain to billions in our lifetime. Not for ourselves but for every football fan on this planet we need to win something because if we don't... we're saying, the mess of the economic system is as a result of what our board desires.
Logic and reasoning - Winning trophies Vs Making money... Is there a lose lose to this?
We are led to believe, by our exalted leader, Peter Hill Wood that the boogey man, liquidation, bankruptcy and tears will come like hail, thunder and Iphone fanboys at the release of a packet of Itoilet paper if we... erm... did... something?... This is where it gets confusing. If we tried to get trophies? Oh... if we did what Chelsea did... we would.
Or we could end up like Rangers or some other club that has died. That's what would happen.
Now I just had a thought and that is questioning the probability of this occurring. Really questioning it. Not merely making a careless comparison with Manchester United or Chelsea or Manchester City but really pondering the reality of this happening if we saved our players, if we developed them better... I really don't know but I am sure we can put all this together like the fundamentals that they are realise, there is very very little little chance we will go bankrupt or enter some liquidation or require bail out if we... hell, not even I know what Peter Hill Wood is referring to because if it's paying billions of pounds for players, I am sure we all know nobody is asking for that.
So let's call a spade a spade and say this is scare mongering. So what is Peter Hill Wood trying to hide and mask. He is trying to hide and mask our continuous selling of our better players. We sold some really great players in times gone passed. One thing that people would say to this is, if we held onto those players our payroll will be through the roof. I doubt it would be if we removed Arsene's salary... but I jest for a moment there. Let me off a simple solution which I feel occurs at other clubs and that is, if we kept hold of some of the better players we sold and then brought in stop gap players who weren't that great but were work horses (which is what many other clubs do) we'd be fine.
Now, as I have said before this is merely a pondering that we can balance the payroll if we kept hold of important players. Let's say if we just played around with formations a bit (like we used to, now this is funny) if a player was out injured or went defensive, just a tad, not too much, a few yard down the field or played down a different end of the pitch. It could work...
Back to the point, I just want to say we can hold on to players and we can in fact buy players in if we wanted to do that, my point is, we have options. I say we have options because the alternative is, to make money.
Now I will say something brutal. I will say that the possibility of Arsenal struggling is low. It is low because we have a lot supporters, we sell out regularly, we are playing a game of buying and selling players to bring money in. That doesn't make any sense whatsoever. We may, we may just win a trophy. We could do but that amounts to nothing for the lost 7 years. For a club like Arsenal, we should have won about 3 or 4 trophies in the past 7 years. We have the players, we have the money, we have the support - my point is we have asset and financial security on our side but we don't do it.
I can say something brutal and say we may go this whole decade without winning a trophy. The way the economy is changing and the training facilities are spreading across football, the league is becoming more balanced. We felt it first because we have lost a few easy finals because the team we played were far better prepared when we went in there with arrogance.
Yet, this adds another factor to the conundrum. We can as a business survive because fans will continue to come. I think then, if we won the European cup or the Premiership by taking a couple of risks in the transfer market (not really risks, we have the money) the worst that can happen to Arsenal, the damnedest worst with our assets at the club, is mid-table. That is a worst worst case scenario. I do not think we will end up like the Chelseas of the world because unlike them, we have a lot of liquid assets so we don't need to go into debt.
Of course a lot of it is lies. It could also be the case that Arsene just can't do it. Maybe Arsene can (I haven't seen him do anything special for a while though) but the people we place alongside him cannot and are not as great when it comes being the backroom staff.
Maybe I am just saying we can do better but what I really want to point out is, the possibility for Arsenal to go bankrupt is not remote, but clearly impossible.
There are so many arguments and reasons that arise in football amongst fans and predictors and commentators or littered amongst the press. You have people on all sides shouting and screaming or quietly discussing the game over digital or beverage type means or fast food - wherever... football provides a way of bringing the world together to talk about life. That's what football is - it brings people together under a common interest.
What fans are saying when they come together is "oh, you enjoy that thing that I enjoy in my life? So do I..." and so it enriches life. So it's a little sad, upsetting and sometimes distressing when football confuses you, like life does, when you can't put the pieces of the puzzle together. This is what we get with Arsenal. Arsenal tells us we will win trophies. Not directly most of the time, almost always, but they say there is investment and money is going that way to do that.
Although lets look at things comparatively. How can we do that? Well looking at what other clubs are doing? I am going to make an assumption then. That assumption is, that amongst the bigger clubs out there there is a finite number of players capable of playing at the top. You cannot have every great player at every club. Yes, I understand there is a contrary to this that you can do that because some clubs can afford to pay players as well... yes, ok, I hear that but... let us stick at this assumption for a while because even Arsenal has some players who may not be major image for the sports companies and leagues but they are some of the greatest.
So now, I will say, something just isn't right at Arsenal.
I don't want this to become just about money so I will add a bit more at the end. So if we look at this link here:
If you look close enough, Arsenal are not so far from the top especially when you look at the achievements of particular clubs in recent years and how much those clubs spend on their players salaries. Yes, we do not buy big name players but here is another assumption. I think Arsenal can buy them if we sell them... why we do not? That is something open to debate but lets say, if you can sell a player for 20 million, you can buy one for 20 million... yeah? That is debatable because people will say you lose 20 million, but if you make that up again either through selling players or income then that's possible? After all, Arsenal haven't made a loss for many years and the money keeps rolling in.
If we look at the list of clubs in that table, there are clubs below Arsenal who have won some trophies. Yes, it is questionable as to what they have won and their general position in the table but if we weigh up the general achievements and how great it is to win a trophy (especially after such a run like we had which just... stopped) we are missing out a lot. There should be some return in terms of a trophy at the very least. Some fans would call that glory hunting but why are we spending all that money if we "do not" want a trophy?
Is that our aim... not to get a trophy? Hey... if we want that then I have a cheaper way of achieving that. If we don't want any achievement we just merely sell all our players and just let the opposition score goals. I am sure a lot of players around the world would gladly receive 10s of thousands of pounds a week just to sit around and lose so Arsenal can... do what?
We could naval gaze and nit pick at that list and we could say we're in profit and asset rich but we know the game doesn't revolve around that anymore with massive benefactors rushing in especially with our position where we can pay our way through the massive ability we have. We have the ability to shift and change but we don't. Somebody is gaining a lot from this. So I am against that. I think we should be playing the game, financially and on the field in the spirit of the game to win and not make excuses and lies to the fans.
So, the assumption
The ability to do well with our money is down to the manager. Sorry Arsene but using the players to the best ability and buying well or just buying from this assumed finite number of excellent player we are capable of buying from and paying for, means we are in a position to manage a team (with all the footballing strategies available) and strategise ourselves to historically place ourselves as winning a trophy and making it our own and continuing to have the position in the game that Arsenal have had in history.
We can do that. We don't. So we are wasting the money we have.
Van Persie: The machine to resurrect Manchester United and Arsenal
We cannot quickly assume that all of football revolves around loyalty and pure human values. It's a shame I guess but the reality is, after the stark reality of the Olympics where sportsmanship seemed (maybe naively) alive and breathing... football is a different world. After all... I think we all want to believe that a dominant force in the world is for good.
Take Religion for instance. Billions still believe in it but there is a rising tide of secular and atheist values being spread around the world (ok just in the west amongst hipsters and internet dwellers), where we now believe in science because science is the key. For all the pain that science brings and for all the cures that science brings to cure its own ills... we are back to football. Money is the key.
So to tie everything up above, it is all about communication and how you communicate who you are. How you communicate what you are sells, doesn't it. If you communicate yourself badly then it will be difficult to sell yourself. One of the problems at United for instance is the lack of a trophy last year, Rooney's pretty dismal first gear performance at the Euros, the problems with debt (changing now, I know) and of course, how to compete with Champions League and Premiership winners when you were once those with glory. Arsenal... are the same... but Arsenal's key is to remain in the shadows, or on the shoulders of the champions. Why? Not sure... Win a trophy or something dammit!
Arsenal is, whether we like it or not, communicated alongside the big teams. Being in the Champions league helps that a lot. When Redknapp said the Champions League doesn't matter anymore - he wasn't completely bonkers. He was kicking himself and biting the hand that feeds him but he wasn't wrong. There is the Europa League to finance themselves with but Tottenham are a different breed of club to Arsenal in that Arsenal are clinging on to the top with some shrewd moves while Tottenham don't need to do that. Those shrewd moves have longevity and are clever but invisible investments.
The one thing therefore for Arsenal and Manchester United would be to use Robin Van Persie and his unbelievably huge profile in the game and the British game last year to resurrect how we perceive these teams. Selling Robin Van Persie to Manchester United will bring both teams the kudos they want and need to remain in the public eye. They already have the support and the image to be globally recognised and admired. Statistically they have more support around the world than Manchester City and Chelsea - also in the UK too. It makes you realise very quickly how image seems to mean a lot more than... winning games (shock?) but as long as you remain somewhat credible.
Arsenal are doing a great job. They have sold major players and remain at the pinnacle of their game. Shocking but that's because we look at football as glory these days and not the cold manipulative form of business it becomes. Yes, we should not remove ourselves from the enjoyment of the game and stick with the joys that football bring us but what our clubs do to remain at the top of the game has become technical, deceptive and illusory.
Should Arsenal accept the reality of debt in the modern world?
For all our talk about beautiful football, we were beaten by it twice last week. It seems that beautiful football is something we have made up ourselves at Arsenal and can only mean what we want it to mean, whether we win or lose. We win, lose and draw with beautiful football so everybody else is wrong apart from Arsenal because we're doing it right.
This is an easy sell. Look at Steve Jobs on his sermon on the mount performances telling the world how he is giving them "what they need" when in fact, it's an idiot's game all this consumerism and branding. You have to be a fool to part with your cash simply because it means something at the expense of all the things in the world that really do matter to us, or should matter for that example.
In football, there is a reliance upon an industry that churns out employees with massive wages at a high cost for the consumer. Arsene Wenger earns millions and millions year upon year so are we to believe that money doesn't matter at all in this game? I want to say right now, that I realised recently Arsene Wenger may very well be the greatest manager in the world of football today but not for the reasons you may be thinking. A club acquires a manager based upon their intent and the board members at Arsenal, need a manager, who will keep them away from having debt and paying debt.
We're a funny company you see. I know the world is saying that debt is bad but we're not living in that world anymore. We're not living in a world where a company is completely built upon its own finance. No matter what the press and their know nothing bloggers and reporters say, debt is good for a company. It can be the saving grace and a very very cheap way to finance a major project. What was our major project? The Emirates stadium at a debt of a very low interest rate built upon the de-regulation of banks that brought all of this about.
When the idea of the stadium was going ahead, the arguments coming from the boardroom were not entirely about what is good for the fans or for football, it was all about the most appropriate financial approach to the game. I still believe, in fact I believe it more so than before that David Dein was thinking on a purely footballing basis when he made his decisions heard about Arsenal. This is extremely rare and for a massive global brand like Arsenal that completely ripped apart football into a corporate object is indicative of nothing more than Arsenal being far away from football and all about money.
I used to hear some fans saying that our board members didn't make that much money - but seriously... 20/30 million is a lot when you've only got 1 million in the bank (and I say only there, but it is a lot) and that's what Arsenal is. The board may not take a wage but they must look after their investment and they are all invested in the club in some capacity and the debt, with the structure arsenal has as a company will be to the board member's expense so they can't allow it.
I'm going to get to the football and Arsene now. Arsene's role at the club is simple. Avoid debt, avoid needing to go into debt and bringing in massive investment (which is possible with a billionaire backer) and play some games that will allow us to stay in the running for TV rights, European and Premiership money to pay the bills and avoid the money needed at other clubs.
The world's banking system will not change over night so as long as a football club can bring in money to the club at a low cost and pay off any costs attached to that debt... they're fine. They could do anything to do this by selling players or changing the way they play football and buying other players. The board members at a club will adjust for any scenario and as much as some clubs have gone into liquidation, how many have completely disappeared? I say this while Leeds are fighting to get back into the premiership from league one? Sounds like a good solid 5 year plan to me.
Now, I'm going to be absolutely honest. Do we need it? I think yes. I think it would be nice to win some trophies and show what Arsenal are capable of but I have some further theories beyond this. What if Arsenal don't win trophies because they know that it's more important for United, Chelsea to win them because of their debt? You are nothing without your competition in football. If your competition suffer, Arsenal will also suffer too. We need the competition in this game to survive in order for us to survive, especially with the financial situation we have chosen with our current board who need that money when the debt, the debt built from a credit crisis that practically destroyed parts of the world, will disappear and so will our board members with a lot of money in their hands.
They will sell it off. Arsenal will disappear once this board has alleviated themselves and the future will show that Arsenal will not be able to survive solely on this stadium. We will have to go into debt because that not only how football is, but importantly how world finance operates and we will be no different from any other club. So get ready for it and stop looking down at other clubs - we will be next.
The stadium was nothing more than a project that will provide a return for the people who run the club and have ownership in the club. Any idiot who thinks there is anything else occurring at the club really needs to work out the world we live in. Football can be fun but I think people are, well I think they are, wiser to what is occurring in the world. I personally find the idea of debt quite, uncomfortable but it works for corporations, it works for the owners of corporations and it operates well for world and building these modern economies that exist around us.
I don't feel the vast majority see this. I think Arsenal could have won a few trophies this season, a couple at least but with the restraints that such a financial structure gives you in football, I don't think even Arsene can overcome this. I recall people blaming the ref or blaming certain players. I think the person to blame in all of this, is, the greatest football manager in the world today, Arsene Wenger; a puppet for the Arsenal board. I feel sorry for him in fact. Here is a man who chose millions for untold footballing glory.
Can Cheryl Cole do this? Simon Cowell and mediocre pound stretching of the premiership
Useless individual in the public eye, one Cheryl Cole, conveniently told by her publicist to exercise the far extremes of a Newcastle accent fails to live up to any qualities that would benefit humanity.
Although she does benefit somebody's wallet. That's usually Simon Cowell who stretches mediocrity beyond its moments of death to the masses - the masses who are fooled into believing mediocrity has merit.
So in light of the world of Cheryl, you can use what you can to your benefit so you are two types of footballer's wife/girlfriend. The one who benefits more from dragging her husband through the dirt and the one who doesn't. I believe that a fair number of footballers do career away from their monogamy and venture out to the world of, well not polygamy, but hedonist modern day make up addicts who dwell in the dark scary holes of loud health hazard music we call night clubs.
Yes, even Footballers with all their money are sent crawling to these nightmares of modern contemporary sinkhole living that are night clubs. For sex I guess and maybe... to show themselves. To parade in some macabre mating ritual because there is nowhere else to show off your wealth. Clothes are so rudimentary and obvious that everyone is wearing your threads. Cars are such and the same that you are no different to anybody else with the same car. So where can you go but these filth ridden effluence of evolution or Hell. Maybe we can get Richard Dawkins to put this area of evolution in his next book and put it next to the chapters on commercialisation and capitalism.
This is where they go. Beyond our temples of dreams and our obeisance to the premiership TV screen, the money gets spent on the drugs of the moment, from extreme fashion, to sex, to alcohol - to any other stretching of mediocrity. That's the sign of our times. We are so finite in our relation to talent that we feel the only thing worth looking at are the publicity echoed through magazines related to sexualised images of nothingness. Well nothing worth nothing.
So Cheryl in all her pretty pointless appreciation of wisdom couldn't see the brilliance of Ashley Cole. Neither could we to be honest and we called him "Cashley Cole" because he wanted another 5 thousand pounds. Such is our fans mediocre appeal to football that we didn't think the once "best left back in the world was worth anything more" but if we look at the premiership today, the appreciation of mediocrity is too far away. Teams that were once giant beaters are dwindling further down the table to be replaced by teams, that still don't garner appreciation regardless of how much their players express brilliance and their managers scowl at the bias and prejudice in favour of the big four.
People still expect Liverpool to do well for all their problems there is no appreciation for the balance we can see in other teams. For all the money spent at Manchester City and Chelsea (basically Billionaire money funnelling organisations), they appear to be no match against the likes of teams that spend far less. Pretty ugly world I think considering how the owners of these clubs made their money.
Pretty much Cheryl Cole in perspective because Cheryl got all her money from being a pretty face and an exploiter of Geordieness and these Billionaires got their money from pillaging and raping the planet. OK, we all do it but there was no talent or brilliance involved so how can we expect them to spend well when it comes to money?
No different is Simon Cowell.
So to summarise and supplement, the electronic digital obeisance with the credit addiction has destroyed global supply chains. We can no longer give the world amazing talent, amazing expression and the world no longer recognises for all the mixed messages of sex, yes, blame sex, sex messages that are sent through the media. Our children are barely prepared for any of this and for all her complete lack of morals and decency - Cheryl Cole is a true example of everything wrong in the world and she exercises behaviour and attitude to fuel this.
No matter how good the premiership becomes. No matter how brilliant the quality in the league is, we will never ever see what is great because of Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell and Billionaires with nothing but "ownership" and as much talent to do something as a drug riddled junkie locked in an empty room with no windows or doors.
Pretty much like what happens when the X Factor is on.