Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Why modern football is rubbish - Part One

I appear to be stepping into grumpy old man territory here, but there are some things that just don't belong in football, such as:

1.Shouty goalkeepers

Brilliantly deflect blame for their own incompetence by screaming at team mates for 90 minutes.

2. Taking the ball into the corner and shielding it.

How, exactly, is this not time wasting?

3. Joey Barton.

Started a brawl in a friendly match, stubbed a cigar out on a team mate's eye, assaulted a 15-year-old fan, exposed his arse to Everton fans, broke a Liverpool fan's leg when he hit him with his car, described his team mates as "substandard", assaulted a team mate during training and put him in hospital, punched a teenager outside McDonald's, went to jail... and then welcomed back to his £65,000 a week job by his manager.
That'll teach him...

4. Wagging fingers.

Wayne Rooney has gone from screaming spittle-flecked abuse in the official's face to making continental-style windscreen-wiper motions with his index finger. Joe Cole, Ashley Cole and a host of other over-rated prima donnas have also adopted this obnoxious gesture. Usually comes in tandem with sarcastic applauding. Must be eliminated NOW.

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