"I don't think Marseille want to lose a Ferrari and bring in a Citroen 2CV". -Loic Remy's Agent on the ridiculousness of a Pav for Remy swap.
"We’ve got one midfield player really and that’s Jake Livermore...We’ll try to invent a new formation with one midfield player, we’ll see how we go."
"Pastore rejoint le PSG contre 45M ! Officialisation dans les prochaines heures."
[I]f you’re just getting into soccer, and you love your club, well, then you don’t want anyone to be more totally into your club than you are. So especially if you’re already surrounded by a lot of hyperpartisan fans in your daily life, your instinct may be to go in with blinders on and drink from the chalice of the faith.
The problem is that by doing so, you condemn yourself to a life of always being at least a little angry about a thing you supposedly love, a life of storing up slights and spinning them into bitter little stories, a life of basically hostile, suspicious, and un-fun commitment to a thing that only exists to give you joy. The sole and entire point of sports is to enjoy sports; even if you think athletic competition has a deeper purpose, that it helps with moral instruction or enforcing community ties or whatever else, it’s only able to serve that purpose because it’s fun in the first place. If your love of soccer has brought you to a point where you’re no longer really able to see the game as something wonderful and amazing except in narrow moments of unequivocal triumph, then you are doing it wrong, no matter how many kills you rack up on the internet. On that note, it’s also not unimportant that the mind-warp of hyperpartisanship is eventually going to make you think and say things that are, let’s be frank, really f***ing stupid, and that there’s no need for you to be really f***ing stupid just to support your club.
Back in my day, when there was two feet of snow, we still had to walk uphill to school both ways
Sorry about the lack of content kids. Back to your regular scheduled programming on Monday.
Thanksgiving is a time of family bonding, reflection on the gifts in your life, and staying the hell off the internet.
The international break is over. International football sucks. I enjoyed my break. Back to business as usual.
Any player coming to Spurs, whether he's a big signing or just a ground staff boy, must be dedicated to the game and to the club. He must never be satisfied with his last performance, and he must hate losing.