Giz a Job
Do you know what I’ve noticed lately? Dennis Wise has been on the telly an awful lot. It’s mad init. You don’t hear from in years, since he got Leeds United relegated to League One and Mike Ashley got him a sweet little graft doing transfer bits in Newcastle. Then, out of nowhere, he’s on our screens every other weekend with Sky Sports. It is strange how he goes into the jungle though and now he’s near enough a household name again. It’s like someone saw him on I’m A Celeb and recoiled in horror at the sight of this once rabid animal on a football pitch, being reduced to fuming on Iain Lee for not attempting bushtucker trials and eating kangaroo bollocks on ITV after the watershed. I’d have felt sorry for him too but he just has one of those faces I’d love to make part of the pavement.
Taking things too VAR
I really didn’t want to get into this VAR shit. I think it’s already been done to death and it’s even piss me off now, and I love a right good moan. But I was watching Liverpool vs. West Brom on Saturday night (1. I don’t want to walk about it. 2. Saturday night kick-off’s seem really weird) and realised the only good thing to come out of that game was the referees performance – and that is all thanks to VAR. OK, the right decisions were made eventually thanks to the VAR, but that isn’t why the referees performance was so impressive to me. No, I just found it fucking hilarious. I got the feeling that Craig Pawson, like the rest of the living, breathing universe, hates VAR. So, what does he do? Does he voice his concerns to the F.A regarding his misgivings? No, tried that, bollocks to it. He’s taking matters into his own hands. He decides to consult VAR for every decision in the game. I mean. Every. Single. Fucking. Thing. He was proving a point the same way your missus does when you moan at her for not cleaning the shower after she’s done with it, so, next time she has a shower, she spends the following 6 hours scrubbing it with a toothbrush just to piss you off. In the end you relent and apologise. Yep, I think the F.A will be sending cards of apology to Craig Pawson within a month if this carries on.
The panic’s setting in
So here we are at the end of another January transfer window with little to shout about other than Liverpool being rinsed for Virgil van Dijk and selling our best player without replacing him. With a just over 24 hours to go though there is still time for absolutely fuck all to happen. The January transfer is the least exciting of the two transfer windows, though both deadline days are extremely tedious. The thing that pisses me off most about is Sky’s attempts to turn it into a massive drama. Listen Jim White, you aren’t going to rev my engine by the sight of Ross McCormack walking into Brighton’s training ground at 9 o’clock at night. It takes a lot more to stir me up than that. Seriously Sky, leave deadline out of it and just concentrate on get the ending of Game of Thrones right. Fuck that up and we really will have problems.