Contagion. Get me Roger Stone. Saving Private Ryan. Limitless. The Toys that Made Us. Hip Hop Evolution. The Last Dance. Suburra Blood on Rome (subtitles Mafia). High Score. White Lines (Ibiza). Einsatzgruppen The Nazi Death Squads. Wild Wild Country (Documentary on hippy commune that spirals down) The Defiant Ones (Jimmy Iovine influenced so much about the music Biz)
Some nice guys do win in Football with Houllier and Ranieri the examples of that. Good managers leave leagacies that can be built on by changing the foundations and that was said about what he did with Liverpool.
I was there with a friend, booked a hotel with Expedia. We had a good look at the city, though not all the bars were open, we also had to get a metro out of the city to find a nightclub. Saw Da Vincis masterpiece The Last Supper also. The huge stadium and occasion, the flares, the huge Town support all made it worthwhile. A tough game against European elite, at least we had a goal to cheer, seems a bit far fetched now that we expected we could win on the day. What is quite something is the Ronaldo Lima was fielded on his first return from long injury, and that precipitated his return to form winning the golden boot and world cup in Japan and winning much with Real Madrid. In my opinion one of the top 2 greatest ever to play the game.
Interesting debate. If this was being held 20 years ago answers might be different.
Manchester is very modern and has a lot going on. But weather. Canada sounds nice and isnt a million miles away. But weather. Australia is excellent, did it for 3 years and the cities are awesome. But if you like your family you will struggle. To stay. And have kids. Brighton is good and modern. Back in the day Nottingham would have got a mention, but these days its sh** and thats why I left.
I enjoyed it and I was the right age to appreciate yearned for glory, being Premiership wins vs top top teams and a proper european run. I feel for the fans able to attend in their late teens early twenties who for over a generation have only had scraps. But, football is cyclical. Up the town.
Juan Sebastián Verón, £28 million which was similar to a Pogba price now. Roberto Soldado Tottenham £26 million just 6 goals in his debut season. Tomas Brolin, Leeds, only 19 apprarences and most terrible, a fading star. Lee Bowyer, Ipswich. Dark times. And Wilson Bogarde... The original and best petulant obnoxious bench warmer clocking up £40000 weekly wages on the bench. Just read that he wasnt alloweed to train with the others and flew in for training from home in Amsterdam! From the Times:
Outside Formula One, nobody has got so rich by doing laps as Winston Bogarde. For much of his four years at Chelsea, Bogarde was so unwanted that he trained alone. Claudio Ranieri disliked him being around other players and set the Dutchman a regimen of reporting early, doing 40 laps of the pitch and clearing off before group training began.
Bogarde moved back to Holland. He’d catch a red-eye from Schiphol airport, reach Chelsea’s practice ground — then near Heathrow — for just after 9am, run his laps and be back in Amsterdam for lunch. He says he earned more than £13m at Chelsea, for whom he played nine times. Sometimes the price of dead wood is higher than gold. Chelsea’s Bogarde problem is being repeated ever…
Being top of the league for a good while. Norwood Wrestlemania GIFs during his hot streak and the potential glowing partnership with Jackson. The Downes cracking diving header. The KVY step over goal and the performances VS Tranmere (4-1) and Shrewsbury (3-0).
So it was August - September. Then the wheels came off but hopefully we can pull back.
Sheeesh. Had forgotten about him. He was from that glorious era of 12 weeks ago, coming in with decent performances and we wondered where to fit him in such a bouyant team. Surely from the bench he can do a job.