This article is a little different, in the sense that its not entirely about football, but more about what life used to be for many of us as youngsters and how much it has changed for me as a 44-year old adult.
With that said, in today’s day and age, thanks to the great advances in broadband availability across the world, we as football fans are spoilt with instant goal and game updates on our computers, phones, watches and tablets. We are constantly Tweeting, Instagramming, Facebooking, going onto YouTube to see videos of our favourite players and teams; it basically has consumed our entire world.
If I take my 14-year old son as an example, technology is all he knows. I refer to the good old days where I used a map for directions, played a vinyl record on my Dad’s expensive record player or went running with my huge CD player attached to my waist (man I was so cool), had bricks for a cell phone… All I get from him is a weird look, a huge laugh with a sarcastic comment of “You are so old-fashioned Dad”.
Fuck, what my life has become. “I’m old fashioned”; I think I’m a pretty cool cat…hahaha!
For a list of things we no longer do because of the wonderful world of technological advances we live in, check this out. Not going to lie…some old-fashioned things I’m quite happy to see gone and I don’t have to torture myself with them anymore. Others, well, I actually do miss them a little.
A few newsletters ago, I wrote about player rituals and superstition in football.
This week, I found this article on the one and only Pep Guardiola and that he too has a ritual one he does religiously before every game.
Whatever that ritual is, I would suggest he keep doing it as the wins keep happening. Man City looks unbeatable and they seem like they are Champions already.
For those of you who think it’s him wearing a certain suit, you are totally wrong…try again!
What does Paul Pogba’s five-bedroom Cheshire mansion (which he bought for £2.9 million) look like?
Check it out! It has a heated pool, saunas, a traditional games room, and the newest addition is “The Pogbarena”.
“The Pogbarena” is a two-a-side football pitch, complete with mini-goals, lined pitch, and electronic scoreboard. I would love to see some of the battles taking place on this football pitch…the skill would be incredible!
What a lucky sum bitch he is!
Which players have recorded the fastest speeds in the Premier League so far this season?
The Sun has compiled a list of the top-ten quickest stars so far, with the number-one ranked player actually breaking the record for the fastest sprint speed in Premier League history.
From a defender’s point of view…“now you see him, now you don’t”…you give him space and his gone his that fast.
A few years ago, for those who actually remember this, there was the “Battle of the Buffet” incident following Arsenal’s 2-0 loss at Old Trafford.
It was the first time the legendary Gunners side…christened “The Invincibles”…had tasted defeat in 49 games, and after a tetchy affair on the pitch, tempers flared in the tunnel.
During the melee, Sir Alex Ferguson was slapped in the head with a slice of pizza. For some reason I cannot stop laughing this…it just seems so funny to me!
To this day, Sir Alex has no idea who the pizza-thrower was.
Normally we see Wayne Rooney on the football pitch in God-like fashion, scoring a ton of goals.
Well, not today. The Everton striker, who admitted to being almost three-times the drink-drive limit last month, is working at a garden centre as part of a 100-hour community service order he received, along with a two-year road ban.
The star is said to be desperate to convince wife Coleen he is turning his life around, after being caught with another woman while drunk in the car after a night out. My bet is Coleen comes back as money buys forgiveness.
Rooney, with all your money, why are you drinking and driving? You couldn’t hire a driver? Call Uber?
You are my idiot of the week !!
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard coaches say “This kid will never make it, he is way too short”. Honestly, what has height got to do with ability?
For all those short players who think they cannot make it as a professional, read this motivational story about Italy and Napoli forward, Lorenzo Insigne. He almost quit the game after consistently being told he was too small to make it as a professional.
Use this story as inspiration to prove everyone wrong and show them that anything is possible. Follow your dream and don’t allow any coach to tell you otherwise.
Keep grinding !!
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