Well it’s all football headlines at the moment but this could be my last on the subject in this current spell. So Chelsea win the Europa League trophy. Ho hum. I’m delighted that it’s an English winning team of course but they should really have been whupped last night if Benfica had had a fox in the box. The thing is they are a joyless bunch and I find it very hard to take any delight in their success or like and admire anything about them.
One of the few things I do like though is Frank Lampard and you know what, if I was him, having become their all-time scorer last week-end and having got the last piece in a collection of achievable club winners’ medals, I would have been seriously tempted to tell the club to screw a new contract and go and have some fun in LA or Paris or Manchester even.
Speaking of winners’ medals did you realise that Fernando Torres is now the only footballer in history to hold them as a team member of the current holders of the World Cup, the EUFA European Championship, the Champions League and now the Europa League trophy. Not bad for a striker who’s lost his mojo.
One final thought on the Chelsea playing staff; I see that it looks like England manager Roy Hodgson is to reward Ashley Cole not just with his 100th golden cap for the upcoming friendly with Ireland, but also to make him captain for the occasion. That’d be the same Ashley Cole who stood up in court to say that JohnTerry was a stand up kinda guy and not at all racist, and who subsequently tweeted that the FA were a BUNCHOFTWATS when they judged Terry to be guilty over racism towards a fellow pro. This is the FA who run the England team of course. Now I don’t hold too many candles for the chumps in the FA but I do imagine they must have been pretty dismayed by Cole’s considered thoughts given that they consequently fined the nitwit (and paid represenative of course) £90,000 for his outburst.
So everything’s fine and dandy now? Looks like it. Makes you wonder what would you have to do to be totally ostracised by the FA (other than be the brother of the target of JT’s racism of course). By the way that’s John Terry in the picture above holding up the latest of their trophies in his kit again. Funny, I’m sure I saw him in the stands in his suit during the match.