Ok so nothing to do with my usual stuff on restaurants, hotels or airlines as we just haven’t been going anywhere interesting so the next thing to really piss me off is the demise of football. I really don’t want to start a slanging match of you support so and so and deserve everything you get as thats not how i see supporters of other clubs, this is about football and the game and where its going for all of us. Whatever your allegence to see the likes of Derby, Sheffield Wednesday and Reading put through the financial wringer is awful and sad and i feel for all these clubs as mine QPR have suffered not from a points deduction as rules and laws have changed but we did end up with a world beating fine of £40 million which has maimed us and will take a decade or more to pay off. I hear the usual cries of you broke the rules took risks shortcuts and financial shenannigans but this is not the supporters its the people that own and run the club and basically have no idea what they are doing in terms of running the business or what they do to us the supporter and don’t give a shit as its a commodity a tax loss or a Mr look at my Big Bollocks ego booster.
Apart from these characters that buy the clubs amidst the fanfare and promises of world glory and pass the so called fit and proper test we also have a good number of idiots running the game in the Prem and EFL. Just a quick example is the new negotiations to show more EFL games plus on a Saturday at 3pm, something that has been spoken of as taboo for years. What sort of shit storm do these idiots think will come of this in the near future ?. For all of this the EFL all 72 clubs are looking at receiving £119 million, well whoopee shit thats nada compared to the Prems £4.9 billion. Other supporters from these clubs must be thinking the same as me especially as you go further down our division or the ones below, who the hell is going to be watching or even remotely interested unless your mad or a supporter of a lower league team living hours away from your home team. Television coverage is in my opinion destroying the game, take for example our away game to Barnsley who are bottom of the league, Sky changed it to 8pm on a Satuday night from 3pm. So as a supporter that is a ball-ache for travel as not all have a car and then who wants to drive after a match at 10pm and arrive home near London at 1am, as for trains life’s hard enough already, plus people have booked trains in advance to save money and now cant get a refund, people have also booked overnight stays as well. Now the match is back to 3pm Saturday as Sky decided Derby’s match is probably a bigger pull, all within a week. Arseholes the lot of them sod the supporter. Clubs are stuck with this and because of the contract with the EFL and can do nothing about it, thank you Sky you bunch of scumbags.
The whole thing is over exposure and as advertising proves (with most people) brainwashing works and people want to be associated with a winning team so no losers allowed which is why the BBC football chat show on 606 is full of southern morons talking about their love of Liverpool or Man U etc and generally the nearest they’ve been to these places is going past on the M6 for a holiday in the Lake District, so given up on that show.
Now we have countries buying football teams as in Man City and Newcastle with their fancy accountants and lawyers bypassing the FFP laws, then thinking about them i wonder what this woman at Newcastle who brokered the deal actually knows about football in general or is she just sitting there in the directors box sucking up to the next big commission draped in the usual scarf trying to blend in as an interested supporter. We all know where this is going as in the near future some of the top teams will be playing league or cup games in Jeddah, Beijing or wherever the larger populace buy the replica kit because thats where the money is and not in the actual home of the teams, support and tradition just wont enter the equation and like the USA some will actually move cities or even countries so becoming a meaningless franchise so some supporters need to be aware what they wish for but then again an awful lot just watch it on the box so who gives a shit where they play a game. Plus some of these foreign chaps think that clubs should change their colours the ones they’ve been playing in for 100 years or more so fair play to Cardiff City and Hull supporters for not putting up with this shit.
So none of this will probably ever bother me or any other follower of a smaller club as we will just cease to exist or be swallowed up as a feeder team for the big boys so kissing goodbye to tradition and rivalry of local derbys which will be played in front of a silent crowd most of which haven’t got a clue as to what’s going on or what’s actually happening without the televisions crap stats of how many passes, tackles, possession, shots and which designer underpants the goalkeepers wearing. But then who cares as kick off was Sunday at 5.30pm, just what is that all about football is played Saturday at 3pm and sod what time it is in Asia, oh sorry thats worth another god knows how much money. No word of a lie but the last time we ventured into the promised land it was crap, not just because we were shit and our rich idiots bought past it super star deadbeats picking up a last huge payday who didn’t give a shit about the club but the away crowds mostly were pants as far as atmosphere goes, and as for going to some of these large grounds you could have been in a library, so as far as the promised land goes you can keep it and i’ll stick with my no hope of winning anything team because its where i come from and is my patch of West London and the hope will never die that one day we might just might win something.