Date:Tuesday December 4 2012
I recall someone telling me many years ago that if an American sees someone driving a luxury car, he'll respond by saying 'One day I'd love to have one of those'. An Englishman's response would be 'Why should he have that?'.
I've noticed of late that this particularly English trait prevails. The recent spate of articles from the Telegraph, amongst others, suggests that our beloved English press are delighting in the possibility of Gareth Bale moving abroad. I'd go as far as to say that they are positively encouraging it to happen. Couple this with the negative reporting, focussing on Bale's supposed 'diving', and there is only one conclusion to be drawn.
The similarity to how Ronaldo was treated here prior to his departure for Spain is remarkable. Basically, the English press and English fans do not want superstars gracing the Premiership (unless of course said superstar plays for their favoured team). Now before anyone accuses me of hypocrisy, I will freely admit to an unhealthy jealousy myself as regards football. I like so many others, was happy to see the departure of Thierry Henry, Ronaldo and Drogba and I'd have preferred it if our tormentor Van Persie would have also moved abroad. But if we all succeed in driving these footballing greats out of English football, we'll end up with a very mediocre Premier League.
We can already see the results in the poor performances of English sides in European competition. Now whilst I don't give two hoots about how Chelsea, Arsenal etc. do in Europe, It is in no-one's interest to have a Premier League devoid of quality. If we (and the press) continue as we are doing then we will simply drive players like Gareth Bale away to a league where their skills will be appreciated. I say to the sports reporters of the Telegraph and others - Be careful what you wish for!
Written by ParkLane67
Date:Tuesday December 4 2012
Tottenham Hotspur Vs. Fulham. (Friday April 18 2014)
Massimiliano Allegri? (Friday April 18 2014)
Should they stay or should they go? (Thursday April 17 2014)
PATHETIC - EARLY GOALS (Wednesday April 16 2014)
Daniel Levy's Shoes?.. (Tuesday April 15 2014)
Who Plays Where? (Tuesday April 15 2014)
Who Is Your Favourite? (Monday April 14 2014)
WBA v Spurs: The Report! (Sunday April 13 2014)
Supporting Bayern Again... (Sunday April 13 2014)
West Bromwich Albion Vs. Tottenham Hotspur (Friday April 11 2014)
|3. Man City||33||22||5||6||54||71|
|7. Man Utd||33||17||6||10||18||57|
|Monk's Reaction After Vital Newcastle Win
» Swansea : 19/04/2014 22:00:00
|Pardew: We Should Have Won Against Swansea
» Swansea : 19/04/2014 21:56:00
|Mel - A Good Week Of Training
» WBA : 19/04/2014 21:24:00
|Finishing Annoys Pochettino
» Southampton : 19/04/2014 21:05:00
|Duo In PFA Nominations
» Southampton : 19/04/2014 20:53:00
|Pulis - We Don't Get The Credit We Deserve
» Crystal Palace : 19/04/2014 20:34:00
|Ole - Soft Penalty Galvanised Us
» Cardiff : 19/04/2014 20:12:00