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A Truly Worrying Football Trend? The football style of Man Utd does not please Adidas.


A story caught my eye this evening that may reflect totally innocuous statements from the Chief Executive of Adidas, but as a forerunner for the future it concerns me. Adidas making a statement that although they are satisfied with the amount of shirts being sold they were not overly happy with the ” style of play” of Manchester United. We currently have SKY and other broadcasters dictating the timings of football games. Two of my teams games Brentford have been moved to friday night kick offs to accommodate TV broadcasting. This does not suit everyone, but to have a kit sponsor comment on the style of play? I don’t like this one little bit.

” Man Utd playing style is not exactly what Adidas wants to see”

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Where might this lead to? Further influence? I don’t really know. I wonder whose kit Molesey use…….does it explain their style…..an excellent one actually, and better than Man Utd…

 

Brentford 1 QPR 0. A view from the cheap seats


The last time Brentford beat QPR was in 1965 and not so many of the capacity crowd last night were even born then.  This game was thus a time for celebration. A capacity crowd of over 12,000, some useful money from Sky for live coverage, and the fourth consecutive victory in a season when 2 weeks ago some wondered if we would win 4 games all season. All achieved with eseentially the same players. There is no need to give a match report and all Bees fans were there or watching on TV. A high tempo game, maybe too scrappy in parts. If I were a betting man i would place good money, and lots of it, on QPR not only failing to gain promotion this season but also failing to get in the play offs and sacking their manager certainly this side of xmas.

Some of the peripheral things around a capacity crowd caught my eye last night. How good does Griffin Park look under lights, how scary burger sellers can look ( a lovely man actually and a nice burger too) and the strange things one finds on top of cars parked in the Watermans car park .

The firework or whatever incendiary device it was certainly lit up Griffin Park after the goal. A great night. What price a second victory at Loftus road later on in the season?

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A Day in Wimbledon


Just a day out really but things that catch your attention.

  1. Empty trains at midday. Why cannot train companies like Southwest Trains look at operating far more a supply and demand service? It is crazy to have completely empty carriages.
  2. The weather in UK can vary from blazing sunshine to rain in only a few minutes. I Phone weather forecasts sadly are the worst source of information. Just open your eyes and look.
  3. How nice to take time and relax and sit peacefully and drink a coffee watching the world go by. No computer and no work
  4. Very little evidence of adult adhd
Variable UK weather

Variable UK weather

Empty South west Trains service

Empty South west Trains service

Wimbledon Train Station

Wimbledon Train Station

Muffins

Muffins

Rain in wimbledon

Rain in wimbledon

Jupiter making friends with the Moon


Clear sky tonight. Jupiter is sitting close to the moon.

 

Jupiter

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