I love it when English teams lose or get kicked out of a championship. I doubly love it when the championship is none but the prestigious European Champions League and when the team who’d delivered the ass-whipping is none but the Spanish Barca. You see, the only English team that I root for is the Arsenal. And it’s so happened that Arsenal got kicked out of the league this year by the very team that I despise the most in the world.
It’s quite annoying that three out of four in the semi finals were English teams. I mean, the premier league is jolly good and all but look at the English national team itself. When was the last time they did anything impressive? When was the last time they played well on a European level or otherwise? have they really ever bothered to try anything but their hideous and pompous style of longish and ostentatious passes and aimless headers? It’s no surprise English stadia produce the most violent crowd in the world. Fans’ expectations are tuned to the level of performance of English teams, who in turn are mostly dependant on professional non-English players. So when the English national team finally plays, high expectations remain, but mediocre performance prevails. Crowds get the fury.
Although I work out regularly, I’m not a sport fanatic, so I don’t follow news. But I heard a snippet on BBC couple of days that the English Football Association is trying to limit the number of foreign players per team in the premier league… and the reason they’re doing this??? …yes, you guessed that right. It’s because of the ridiculous disparity in performance between English teams and the English national team. So expect the premier league to plummet down in quality. It’s good news though; international professional players are better off playing elsewhere anyway. At least, Drogba would have kept his sanity.
P.S. unless you’re rooting for Barca and wishing it utterly destroys the other team (I flinch at the mention of their name), you’re better advised not to comment on this post. ‘cause Hooligans’ style violence might ensue.