Why, oh why, do we keep helping the Football Association as much as we do when we are constantly treated by them as second rate citizens?
Years ago, I was proud that out of all the physios in the country Fred Street was chosen for the England’s physio job as well; we didn’t need him when there was an England game, so it seemed okay to let help out the national team. This carried on when an ex goalkeeper of ours decided to pick up the first aid kit: Gary Lewin Arsenal and England physio for 13 years, but not content with the sharing arrangement England decided to steal him. Isn’t that what Chelsea and Cashley got fined for? Speaking of which, who pocketed the million pound fine from that little deal????
When England play their home matches, where do they train? Oh yea London Colney, our training ground, paid for from the sale of one of those bloody foreign players that nobody likes us to use as it stifles English talent.
When Beckham the greedy money grabber who chose the USA over a European team, needed somewhere to train and keep fit for England, where did he train? London Colney. Come and train with our players and keep yourself fit, then you can break your contract with LA Galaxy and make yourself some more money. England can also sell a few shirts with Beckham on the back and they do alright out of it too.
As for Hull City…. we lent them London Colney to train at before the play off finals at Wembley last year.
Unbelievable, I am sick of it, ever since that 1990 incident with Man United when they started kicking the crap out of Nigel Winterburn which ended in a mass brawl, we obviously got docked more points from the FA than Man U. And thinking about it, was Paul Davis given a fair hearing when he broke Glenn Cotterells jaw? A nine match ban plus a fine knowing how placid Paul Davis was throughout his career something must have been said to provoke such venom from him.
So the next time there is an England home game and there is a phone call from the ponces asking to use our training ground they should be told to “PISS OFF!” get your own facilities, until you can treat us equally.
I don’t want preferential treatment; I just want what is fair. Stop being Mr Nice Guy!!!
On to today’s game, Middlesbrough….yawn: has there ever been a football club quite as dull….boring team, boring area, boring manager, boring kit… just plain boring….like the Spitting Image character of John Major: grey and boring.
Actually, Middlesbrough are victims of the FA walking in roughshod and stealing staff; they stole the great Steve McLaren who was doing an okay job there until the FA pinched him, paying only a couple of bob compensation.
Today, I reckon Mr Wenger OBE will rotate the forward line; it will be good to see Dudu given a game. Although, even if he scores a first half hat-trick I still cannot see him starting the game on Wednesday. I would take him off early; keep him fresh, and ready to come on if needed. If we don’t score early a deflated performance is on the cards I will go for a 3-1 just.
Written by Avenell