Rants

Not A Rant: A Little More Conversation.

Not A Rant: A Little More Conversation.

Aside from perhaps in the physical and visceral sense, football has a problem articulating itself.  99% of managers, players, people running clubs, and them lot running the whole thing, talk without saying anything 99% of the time. That’s how they prefer it. The less actually said the better. The contractual obligation to talk about football […]

Not a Rant: Engage

Not a Rant: Engage

Or, perhaps a rant within ‘not a rant’… In the pub, at half-time that other Tuesday, I returned to my seat after a visit to the bar to find that three twenty-somethings had materialised. I hadn’t gone out of my way to notice them, it’s just that in a relatively large room with literally no-one else in it, they had decided […]

Not A Rant: Repetition, I repeat, repetition...

Not A Rant: Repetition, I repeat, repetition…

The endlessly repeated dialogue between rival fans, where the same clichéd ”bantz” are regurgitated over and over and over and over – akin to two blue bottle flies, either side of a pain of glass, attempting to fly at one another. The dispute inevitably runs out of steam, with nothing resolved or learned. The protagonists fall back […]

Not A Rant: Hillsborough Report

Not A Rant: Hillsborough Report

The law makers are the law breakers. We have a reactive  (not proactive) political system that regurgitates the same regressive agendas – regardless of party – designed solely to keep those setting them in office, not to actually change anything – all perpetuated by the embarrassingly corrupt arms of the media they corroborate with AND instead of the football world […]

Not A Rant: My Real Pet Hate: Pet Hates

Not A Rant: My Real Pet Hate: Pet Hates

 “Lying finds champions in those who recognise that without lies people would have no inner privacy, that life might be infected with boredom and despair, and much evil could result.” A.C Grayling, The Meaning of Things, 2001   A week or so ago I flexed my somewhat flaccid blogging community muscle and submitted my ‘Pet […]

Not A Rant: The Sun in 'exactly the f*ckwitted sort of thing The Sun do' Shocker

Not A Rant: The Sun in ‘exactly the f*ckwitted sort of thing The Sun do’ Shocker

Whether it’s either, as we might imagine, simply the vitriol of knuckle-headed-knuckle-dragging bigots, or the calculated actions of debauched marketing strategists attempting to shift some units – are we really THAT surprised by this virulent nonsense anymore? Pseudo-moralising (usually on Twitter) is entirely ineffectual and only propagates their unflinching malevolence. STOP. F*CKING. BUYING. IT.   They […]

Not A Rant: A Commentator Prefacing A Statement With “Should Have”...

Not A Rant: A Commentator Prefacing A Statement With “Should Have”…

  Should have scored from there” / “should have got a hand to that” / “should have looked up” / “should have made that substitution earlier” / “should have won that game”. You get the gist.  What I find myself infuriated by is the implication that someone, somewhere, ‘should have’ done better. To most, I’m sure […]

Not A Rant: I miss proper diving.

Not A Rant: I miss proper diving.

I don’t use the “Rant” category section of the site much, in part because I’m not entirely comfortable with the word, but whatever, here goes, people get NHS beds quicker than I get to the point sometimes, if I ever do … . In the last four or five games I’ve watched on as at least three thirds […]

Not A Rant: On the Suarez ban.

Not A Rant: On the Suarez ban.

Racism is an entirely socially, politically, culturally constructed ill of society. We are all one race. The Human Race. There are no such thing as different races. Our ancestors are the same. The colour of our skin is a consequence of the environment we inhabit. Racism will never be eradicated as we place too much […]

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