Am I allowed to talk about football even though I'm not a boy? Too bad, you are going to have to suffer through this.
I have really enjoyed getting to know football. I really think the organization of the league systems have been well crafted. The rules are pretty simple (yes, I understand the offside rule)(usually) and the atmosphere at a live match really can't be beat.
I also like the democracy of it. Ok, I'm probably very naive so I'll change that to the perceived democracy of it. I've seen enough upsets (I am an Arsenal fan after all) to know that anything can happen at every game. Yeah, sometimes one team arrives on a nicer bus, but once they're on the field, well, I'd like to think that field is level.
That is why I am so flippin' annoyed with the privileged attitude of the Manchester United squad, with their manager Ferguson the worst of them all.
It's really incredible the kind of whining and moaning about referees that come out of their mouths. I really can't think of the last time they didn't blame refs for a game they lost. You know, would it kill you to admit that you could have just played better? And Ferguson says that the doubt in referees is spreading through his team... I wonder where they learned that???
"Elite referee pool" for the "big games"? Hmm Neville, let me guess on how you would decide what a "big game" is.
According to you, I reckon Hull vs Wigan can do with a 2nd class referee? That's basically what he's implying.
What a freaking insult to the rest of the Premier League and their fans. Yeah, the same top league that ManU shares with 20 other teams.
They need to get off their high horse and condescend themselves to playing the same game as the rest of of the teams.