A Mere Mancunian
A shadow.. (Taken with Instagram)

A shadow.. (Taken with Instagram)

Vinyl starting to get a bit more organised at last. (Taken with Instagram)

Vinyl starting to get a bit more organised at last. (Taken with Instagram)

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In the post-stage press conference Wiggins was asked what he thinks about people who point fingers at Team Sky and hint that he is doping.

Here’s his response:

“I say they’re just fucking wankers. I cannot be doing with people like that.

It justifies their own bone-idleness because they can’t…

thenaplesofthenorth:

CONTRE LE FOOTBALL MODERNE
For those who read this blog and follow me on Twitter (you lucky devils), its probably been noted that I am fanatical about football. It has played a very large part in my life and been present at some fairly pivotal points in my life. It has also been the one thing that has been a constant during my 27 or so years upon this mortal coil.
I love football, its brilliant, for me there really is nothing comes close to the excitement I feel about my team scoring, or the anguish I feel at a last minute equaliser on a freezing cold night in late November. As much as I love football from the marrow of my bones, I genuinely hate what its becoming.
The European Championships that are currently taking place really are highlighting everything that is wrong with modern football.
There are two distinct sides to my dislike of how things are going. The first being the obsession with tactics and stats, as if they are some kind of badge on the arm of a fan that they understand the nuances of a ‘a false 9’ a fucking false 9, what a load of bollocks, its just playing with no one up top. This feeds into the constant stream of utter bilge on Sky Sports News and updates every second on twitter of banal tactical questions posed to equally banal footballers. ‘So Vicente will you be playing with a free roaming inverted 7 tonight slotting into a fluid 3 - 5 - 2 formation’…………. you mean playing with wing backs.
Stop being twats people, football is a very simple game made difficult by stupid people. When you have the ball they cant score, put it in the net more than them and the jobs a good’un. Stop playing FIFA and Champ Manager and actually watch and enjoy a game rather than trying to conduct some faux social experiment on the meaning of the midfield diamond.
The second thing that narks me about modern football and this is a biggie, all this childrens party bollocks.
Countdown to kick off, really, what the fuck is this about. It makes me feel ill everytime I hear it. Its disgusting. I remember going back the last 10 minutes before a game were a raising level of noise and venom and a great roar when the game started, not some namby bamby countdown with some American style whooping at the climax. Stop this now please.
Goal music, football is a passionate game, when people miss you gasp, when people tackle you make a kind of ‘ooh’ noise followed, ‘gerrim off ref, the dirty twat’ or words to that effect. When your team score you go bat shit mental, what you dont need is some euro dance mix of The White Stripes to remind you that a goal has been scored and to cheer. Again sickening and needs to stop instantly. Noise at football doesnt need to be manufactured.
Bands, the England band in particular. Fans sing at football, its what we do. Whether it be fairly simple generic chants, chants for individuals, a clever take on a well known favourite tune or moving renditions of tunes such as ‘You’ll never walk alone’ etc, they are all there, up and down the land, across the world fans do it. They dont need instruction, its just a thing. What they certainly dont need is some happy go lucky, plucky brass band trumpeting songs that are largely centred around English defeats. Bands stop any form of spontaneity and to me totally ruin the atmosphere.
Rant Over.

thenaplesofthenorth:

CONTRE LE FOOTBALL MODERNE

For those who read this blog and follow me on Twitter (you lucky devils), its probably been noted that I am fanatical about football. It has played a very large part in my life and been present at some fairly pivotal points in my life. It has also been the one thing that has been a constant during my 27 or so years upon this mortal coil.

I love football, its brilliant, for me there really is nothing comes close to the excitement I feel about my team scoring, or the anguish I feel at a last minute equaliser on a freezing cold night in late November. As much as I love football from the marrow of my bones, I genuinely hate what its becoming.

The European Championships that are currently taking place really are highlighting everything that is wrong with modern football.

There are two distinct sides to my dislike of how things are going. The first being the obsession with tactics and stats, as if they are some kind of badge on the arm of a fan that they understand the nuances of a ‘a false 9’ a fucking false 9, what a load of bollocks, its just playing with no one up top. This feeds into the constant stream of utter bilge on Sky Sports News and updates every second on twitter of banal tactical questions posed to equally banal footballers. ‘So Vicente will you be playing with a free roaming inverted 7 tonight slotting into a fluid 3 - 5 - 2 formation’…………. you mean playing with wing backs.

Stop being twats people, football is a very simple game made difficult by stupid people. When you have the ball they cant score, put it in the net more than them and the jobs a good’un. Stop playing FIFA and Champ Manager and actually watch and enjoy a game rather than trying to conduct some faux social experiment on the meaning of the midfield diamond.

The second thing that narks me about modern football and this is a biggie, all this childrens party bollocks.

Countdown to kick off, really, what the fuck is this about. It makes me feel ill everytime I hear it. Its disgusting. I remember going back the last 10 minutes before a game were a raising level of noise and venom and a great roar when the game started, not some namby bamby countdown with some American style whooping at the climax. Stop this now please.

Goal music, football is a passionate game, when people miss you gasp, when people tackle you make a kind of ‘ooh’ noise followed, ‘gerrim off ref, the dirty twat’ or words to that effect. When your team score you go bat shit mental, what you dont need is some euro dance mix of The White Stripes to remind you that a goal has been scored and to cheer. Again sickening and needs to stop instantly. Noise at football doesnt need to be manufactured.

Bands, the England band in particular. Fans sing at football, its what we do. Whether it be fairly simple generic chants, chants for individuals, a clever take on a well known favourite tune or moving renditions of tunes such as ‘You’ll never walk alone’ etc, they are all there, up and down the land, across the world fans do it. They dont need instruction, its just a thing. What they certainly dont need is some happy go lucky, plucky brass band trumpeting songs that are largely centred around English defeats. Bands stop any form of spontaneity and to me totally ruin the atmosphere.

Rant Over.

Our new left winger. #manchesterday #fcum  (Taken with Instagram)

Our new left winger. #manchesterday #fcum (Taken with Instagram)

The Rocket to Moston. #manchesterday #fcum  (Taken with Instagram)

The Rocket to Moston. #manchesterday #fcum (Taken with Instagram)

Conwy Castle (Taken with instagram)

Conwy Castle (Taken with instagram)

Under canvas under wraps. (Taken with instagram)

Under canvas under wraps. (Taken with instagram)

What a fucking abomination.  (Taken with instagram)

What a fucking abomination. (Taken with instagram)

Pine. (Taken with instagram)

Pine. (Taken with instagram)