How Many Grounds Will It Take?

As of 11:30 am on the 10th of May, at least 31,587 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in the United Kingdom, the average capacity of Barclays Premier League clubs from the smallest, which is Bournemouth, to the largest which is Old Trafford, is 39,380. Ten grounds hold fewer than the tragic amount of people who have already died, perhaps a salient point for the accountants to bare in mind when they sit down to debate the terms of 'project re-start'.

Unusual 'Generosity' By Sullivan

In what initially seems like an extraordinary gesture of 'generosity', West Ham United co-owner and majority share holder David Sullivan has vowed to retain the 'cream' of the club's players despite the massively challenging financial situation brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Hurrah, but what does he actually mean and what are the reasons behind his proclamation?

London Stadium Benefit For Irons

The London Stadium has been much maligned by long suffering Hammers' fans as a result of having moved from the 'hallowed' Boleyn Ground, apart from the obvious ie: the ground not really being fit for purpose, there was a general feeling of 'disconnection' experienced by those that attended matches mainly due to the distance between the pitch and the crowd.

Things To Do With The Football Season Cancelled

How bored will you be with the football season being canceled? The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc in the sports calendar world, leading to the cancellation of major sporting events, including football. Those that have not been canceled have been postponed to future dates. These disruptions have caused a sense of loss and confusion to all football fans who are used to following the matches, track the stats, and cheering their favorite teams on the arena.

Update Fear And Greed PL Clubs To Decide

On Friday representatives of the twenty Barclays Premier League football clubs will convene to discuss the possibility of resuming the season that has been suspended since the second week in March. When they do sit down to video chat, perhaps they should pause for a moment and remember the 'insanity' of letting the Liverpool champion's league match go ahead against Atletico Madrid at Anfield, which had over 3,000 visiting fans, despite much of Spain being in lock down.

Pity The Poor Agents

There isn't a great deal to laugh about during the current crisis, so perhaps a touch of schadenfreude might be in order if it is concentrated on those bastions of honesty, the football agents! You can see them now, down to their last pair of loafers without socks and feeling the strain as there are no clubs for them to 'stalk' in their usual manner.

'Ridiculous' Wilshere Return Statement

Declan Rice is a thoroughly decent young footballer, he plays with the same ability if not better than many seasoned professionals, so his opinion matters, particularly as he is seen as the eventual successor to Mark Noble as club captain should the club manage to hold on to his services despite the constant rumours regarding clubs keen to acquire the England International.

OoH You Are Awful-But I like You-Red Bull

Fans of a certain age might remember Dick Emery, a comedian who had a career spanning decades essentially based on several 'characters' he portrayed in the Dick Emery show, one such character was a very politically incorrect effeminate 'chap' who would invoke a reaction, usually from quite 'rough' types, by instigating an event where he could use his punch line "ooh you are awful, but I like you" as he slapped them on the back and 'flounced off' in a very non macho manner.

Why Swap A 32Year Old For A 33Year Old?

Italian media sources are linking Sami Khedira with a move to either Wolves or West Ham, apparently he could be tempted into a move to London in order to follow his girlfriend Melanie Leupolz, who recently signed for Chelsea women. In other words Khedira fancies a 'bit of' London life and would like a 'wealthy' benefactor for what would be the final deal of his career, sounds familiar?

Well He Would Say That Wouldn't He?

There has been much debate as to how this suspended Barclays Premier League season can be brought to a satisfactory conclusion, there are so many variables, the outcomes of which having possibly profound effects on various clubs, particularly those in the relegation and promotion battles. The Government have just extended the Country's lock down for a further three weeks, and based on information from other countries those three weeks will more than likely be extended by a further three weeks as it is believed the 'peak' of the Covid 19 Pandemic has yet to hit the UK.


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