So, the wonderful Premier League is back in action. I have been meaning to update the blog more regularly but those who know me well (or fairly well) will know that I have had a load more important stuff to deal with including the birth of my first child. Anyhow, now that's out the way and the little blighter has been successfully baptised at the Shrine (aka the Hawthorns) I am now ready to begin this season in earnest.
A slightly controversial headline today regarding Monsieur Balotelli from yours truly in
preparation for today's Euro 2012 final. This is something which has been on my mind for a while
but whether any of it is any true is entirely a different matter.
Anyway, firstly back to the game between the Germans and the assured Azzuri which was perhaps
provided one of the most surprising results of the tournament so far.
So, another scintillating goal-fest in the Euros in the first Semi-Final between Spain and
Portugal. This was a real game for the purists, with attacking football at is finest, and chances
being created nearly every minute in front of a capacity crowd who could barely control their
If there is to be one enduring image of England's last throws in Euro 2012 then it would surely be
that of the magnificent Andrea Pirlo brilliantly chipping home from 12 yards. This penalty helped
to switch the momentum of the shoot out and the rest as we know is history...(and those who read my
previous article will see I actually predicted a penalty win for the Italians, I hope you all
cashed in like I did)
It was fitting that Pirlo was to have such a wonderful individual moment after his exceptional
display helped ruthlessly expose the functional and rigid midfield which was set out by England.
But Sunil, all of the quarter finals haven't been played yet I hear you cry. Very true, but I have
bugger all to do before today's game, I am feeling a bit hungover after getting in at 4am, the
weather is $hit outside, and so I thought I would do it anyway. A summary of the England defeat to
Italy on penalties will follow later on during the week ;-)
Germany Vs Greece
Another Germany game, another handsome victory for Europe's economic powerhouse.
That's right folks, after a year away from the limelight, I am back in your face like an unwanted
comeback from Steps with my expert analysis on all things Euro 2012. I will admit that like the
dancing popsters, it is very unlikely that I will be hitting the heights of the glory days but I
promise that at least I haven't become as fat as the the blonde one.
The hysteria surrounding the England job is quite simply laughable, mainly because in my view,
whoever you put in charge of the national team, the current set up and set of players does not
stand a prayer of even getting close to winning a tournament in the near future.
Anyway, rather unsurprisingly, following the jury's decision to find Redknapp guilty of tax
evasion, combined with the sudden resignation of Don Fabio, the Droopy looking one has found
himself firmly at the front of the queue for the England job perhaps sooner than expected.
It seems that a lot of people are not talking about football these days. Whether it be racism,
gayism (ok not sure if that's an actual word) or other outrageous incidents not even related to the
beautiful game. Here are a few things which I think should be brought back/or removed to help bring
the English game back to the glory days of the 90s.
Did you know that the name Joey Barton is an anagram of the word "Wanker"? I know, it took me a
while to figure it out as well. Anyway, I think its fair to say that I have long considered that
this odius character should have been banished from the footballing world and his latest actions
have done nothing to alter my opinion.
Its been a while since I have posted anything remotely interesting so here is brief summary with
all things that are annoying me in football these days
I have a lot of respect for Roberto for the following reasons;
1) He was a brilliant striker
2) He brought madcap Mario Balotelli to England
3) No matter what the weather or situation he looks so suave in that scarf and coat you just cant
help but admire his style (in a non homosexual way : but if you look at him that way thats no
However, his recent whinge that he would struggle to fill his subs bench for the Man Utd game was
After another Christmas of not doing especially a fat lot, I decided to take my usual place on the
sofa and tune into a Boxing Day feast of football which comprised of the usual dose of Soccer
Saturday followed by Match of the Day.
Whilst this for me is pretty much a perfect Saturday and nothing can quite beat the sound of Chris
Kamara shouting "Unbelievable Jeff" or Paul Merson screeching "He's hit the Beans on Toast!
Liverpool FC. A team often associated with great past glories, one of the best match day
atmospheres and some of the finest players to have ever graced the British game. However, their
actions in response to the suspension handed to Luis Suarez have in my opinion been nothing short
If there is one thing we love in football, its a villain. Someone to hurl abuse at in such a
fashion that it would not be out of fashion at a Pantomime at the Hippodrome in Birmingham.
However, in pantomime we all know that anyone booing or hissing is merely in jest and by the end of
the evening the actors and actresses all are smiling away as they accept the standing ovation which
their performance (just about) deserves.