Nothing obliterates the myth that modern footballers “do their homework” in state of the art video suites more, than Ashley Young’s trick still beating any amount of full backs than is reasonable. They’re playing Daley Thompson on their Sinclair Spectrums, like the rest of us.
p.s Down with the return of Ashley Young’s tendrils and that sort of thing.
For any other thoughts on the game, I might have, you can read here: I have no other thoughts on the game.
Thought for the day: Players are ‘muted’ after a goal against an old team, but not out of respect. Players kiss the badge, but not because they love the club. Players run to the fans, but not because they love they fans. They’re all affectations, pseudo-behaviours, one dimensional motifs belonging to the modern egotist who wants to be perceived in all dimensions, but can’t be bothered to put the time in. Perhaps the most honest of all aped celebrations is the one where the player points to his own name. Players have become hyper-aware of themselves as a product and that in itself is enough to manipulate their individual role in the narrative, so altering the whole. Football seasons are becoming impostors.