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Monday, 19 April 2010

Will England win the World Cup

I was rooting around in my brain trying to think of something to blog about and to be honest I couldn’t think of anything, so ive decided to answer a question that’s banded around every 4 years, can England win the World Cup? Well this year maybe they can and for one very good reason. There will be no WAGs! I don’t know if it was just me but I was so embarrassed by the whole WAG’S episode in 2006. The tabloids splashing there front pages with pictures of Posh and Cheryl when they should have been focusing on football. With Miss Tweedy having dumped the worlds worst husband and Posh busy annoying America they won’t be there! Happy Days! So yes England might win the World Cup! Or no wait, I forgot Spain is in the competition, and Holland, and Brazil… maybe not this year then….

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Don't pray for St Wayne

I have been thinking.... does fate hate England’s national sports teams? Or are we just a nation of limbs stuck together with sticky back plastic? It is serious a issue because all of our top sports stars end up getting broken! Whether they are injured just before a major sporting tournament, like Beckham, Owen, Bryan Robson, Paula Radcliffe before the Olympics, and Wayne Rooney twice! Or they’re just injured every 5 minutes like Jonny Wilkinson or Freddie Flintoff or Michael Owen again! I mean there not fringe players in their respective sports, they’re the best player in the team and they are always injured. Every four years before a World Cup you just know that our best player is going to be injured, and we will encouraged by the Sun newspaper to set up a shrine for the player and pray that he regains his fitness. Well I think this could be where we are going wrong. I think we shouldn't set up a shrine for St Wayne using crumpled up bits of The Sun's page 3, but go the opposite way, just don't care. Nations who relax generally tend do well, look at the Germans, all they care about is making sure there towel is on every single sun bed in the world, and they have won the World Cup god knows how many times! Either stop caring or pray to God and ask him to use stronger sticky back plastic on everyone that’s English.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

How are Manchester United in debt?!

Ahhhh Manchester United, the club I have supported since I did PE with shorts that were way to big for me (According to my mum I'd grow into them!). But many things have changed since those heady days, especially in the Premier League, which has become the richest league in the world, but also has many clubs, which are in debt.

So my question is this.... how?! How are these clubs in debt?! Especially Man Utd, who somehow have been voted 3rd richest club in the world! Now I’m no Robert Peston, he has a far larger brain than I do, but how can you be voted the 3rd richest club in the world when you have over £700 million pounds worth of debt! Mr Peston if you do happen to read this please reply and explain to me how that’s possible, without using to many big words as I am only a lowly, mostly drunk, student. But seriously how are they in such amazing debt when they fill a 76,000 all seater stadium every week and receive so much money in sponsorship and from the Premier League.

All this has apparently arisen since the club was taken over by the Glazer family, but why would you buy a club to put it in debt? I’m sorry but to me that sounds like a plan that Baldrics cooked up.... What kind of idiot businessman would do that? Apart from maybe a banker that worked for RBS in the mid-2000's. It just doesn't make any sense to me, imean I know nothing about the business world but that type of debt on a football club just seems astronomical. How are the glazers planning on recouping over 700 million pounds worth of debt? Let go of a few cleaning staff and tell Fergie he has to clear his own bloody chewing gum up? Tell Rio Ferdinand he now has to buy his flashy suits from Primark instead of Armani because they’re slashing his wages? Unlikely I think.

On a more serious note selling the naming rights to Old Trafford has been banded about, like Newcastle did earlier this season. If that were to happen I would not only stop supporting Manchester United but I stop supporting football, because that really would be more proof that football really is more of a business that a sport. Imean how silly would the Tesco 'Every Little Help's' stadium, Manchester sound?

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Welcome to Rob's mind

Hello and welcome to my blog. I thought I would blog you to welcome you to my blog. That may not make much sense I know but if you know me you should know that I rarely make much sense. Anyway welcome and I hope you follow me through all the weird and wonderful thoughts that I have, believe me you will blown away with what goes on in my head! I will be back with my first rant very soon, just as soon as ive thought of something remotely interesting to talk about.

Thank you and Good night! Or if you are reading this during the day Good Day!