Archive for April, 2011

Christos Anesti and Happy Easter

April 24, 2011

Happy St. George’s Day

April 23, 2011

What the…?

April 2, 2011

Greatest Player Ever Seen (sic)

During a coaching session with my under 12’s I was trying to make the point that it does not matter who or how good you are, you must attend and work hard in training. Even the best players in the world are not exempt from training. To emphasis the point I had a brain wave and I decided to ask each player to name the best footballer they had ever seen. After which, I would triumphantly state that all those players trained hard. Good plan, at least I thought so. 10 boys in attendance, the 1st says Ronaldo, I ask which one? He responds with Christiano. Ok, arguably the wrong one but hey ho. Another says Maradona, one says Pele, then my son chips in with Riqulme, interesting twist and at least I am proud of him for trying to be original. But then I hear Van Persie! You’ve got to be kidding me, but hang on it gets worse, 3, count them, 1,2,3 under 12 boys, last year’s under 11 league winners say Theo (fcuking) Walcott!!!! What on earth, Heaven and anywhere else are you on about? The best player you have ever seen? I could go on but even though they are kids it shows how deeply embedded is the myth that Arsene has created and the fact that it is impossible to force changes when so many people have bought into his smoke and mirrors. I despair.