I've considered writing about my own football complaints for some time, but then my 'glass half-full' attitude has always talked me out of it. Well not any more. There's no point in ignoring what is wrong, we should moan about it, otherwise how is anything ever supposed to improve? I expect that this article will contain many of your own issues with football, so let's take the opportunity to vent in a cathartic manner, and then maybe we can help to save football from itself!
The Robbie Fowler Property Academy – a curious combination of self-help & questionable financial advice
Written by David Moftakhar
Robbie Fowler’s name is as synonymous with bricks and mortar as it is with the City of Liverpool and the Lord above – a.k.a. God. It’s estimated former striker owns around 100 properties between the Oldham and Liverpool area and despite a playing career characterised by steady decline from the age of 20, his buy-to-let empire ensures he remains near the top of football’s rich lists.
Brendan Rodgers’ decision to take the post as Celtic manager during the summer raised a few eyebrows. The Irishman made the usual right noises as far as being honoured and privileged and humbled etc. to be appointed was concerned. But a creeping suspicion remained that he had taken the job as what amounted to a bit of a breather, before getting back to the serious business of the English Premier League in the next year or two.
In May, when Roy Hodgson was laying out his plans for the summer I can imagine that nowhere on his notepad did it say ‘July 25th – Watch Sam Allardyce be unveiled as my replacement’. But, here we are. Roy’s young England side underperformed at the Euro’s, somehow failing to hit the relatively low expectations we all had. Even the most optimistic England supporter probably only got to about the 50th minute of the Iceland game before he or she knew that Roy would be leaving before the end of the night.
In it's rawest form football is a game that's all about scoring more goals than the opposition. Hitting the back of the net is what counts the most, and where there is a goal there is predominantly a celebration. The only exceptions tend to be when some players score against their former clubs, or (usually) when a team scores a consolation in an otherwise dispiriting performance.
So in honour of goal celebrations, our Ed. takes a look at 5 examples threatening to make an appearance at Euro 2016, that are in need of being taken back to the drawing board...