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.
Theres no need for it, poor. I think some rogues from the older era hold on to the Irish flag negative impression, missed out on the fact that times changed. I went to the Lions tour down under. A fellow ex-pat brought some Chelsea club fans to the union club game at Melbourne. The Lions is of course Britain and Ireland. Some had hung their Irish flag. The Chelsea guys took photos in front with abusive signings. Some people just can’t let go, they’re a bit sad.
Watson voicing what many on here have. We don’t know our identity. Its all looking worryingly like Lamberts Aston Villa.
Honestly, all this too much football nonsense with endless squad rotation and nearly a dozen games without a win, goodwill has gone. And he should be by January too if he doesnt get them fighting again. BRING the passion back in the team.
Its interesting he realises that. We live in interesting times. In the 1970s there was much global geo political change and it feels like we’ve just been through 5 years of it and can expect a few years more, before settling down to 20 years of stable whatever this is becoming.