Louis van Gaal’s Fountain of Youth
- Written by David Moftakhar
Retiring a multimillionaire in your mid-thirties may be the dream for most. But spare a thought for those former top-flight footballers now rattling around their mock-Tudor mansions. Wiling away their days deciding whether to take out the Bugatti or the Bentley and which of their eight bathrooms to use.
If you take a look at the Ligue 1 table, you shouldn't be shocked to see Paris Saint-Germain leading the way, especially since they've been champions for the last 3 seasons. What may surprise you though, is that they currently have a 21 point cushion over second-placed Monaco. A situation that should cause the LFP great embarrassment.
Uncharacteristic. That was what the man called it. And it was exactly that. Ki Sung-Yueng had just played a sloppy, dangerous pass into the path of opposition striker Odion Ighalo, metres from the Swansea box.
Football chants can be hilarious.
"He's French, he's quick, his name's a porno flick Emanuelle, Emanuelle." Funny.
"When you're sat... in row Z... and the ball... hits your head... that's Zamora." Also funny.
Most chants aren't quite so amusing, just a matter of fact reminder of shirt colour.