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Luis Suarez - was he right or wrong?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I'm talking about the celebration in front of David Moyes, of course. To say the least, Suarez is a controversial player. I have seen several people slate him for what he did on Sunday. It was arrogant, terribly unsportsmanlike but most importantly, absolutely hilarious.

I'm not a fan of Suarez, for the plain and simple fact that he is the scum of football. Unlike many others however, I will hold nothing against him for his comical dive in front of the Everton manager. Apart from the fact it was pretty funny. That's all it was, funny. You can't blame Suarez to reacting to Moyes' slander in the papers, criticising Suarez for his diving antics. In fairness, it was a perfect way to respond.

His tackle on Distin however, was an absolute disgrace and he should be punished for it. There is a large difference between making a point and being malicious.

Problems in the beautiful game - ft Aaron Cawley

Monday, October 22, 2012
Some football fans just make you wonder, how can any team respect their fans? Obviously, I'm talking about the incident which took place at the weekend when Sheffield Wednesday took on Leeds at the Hillsborough Stadium on Friday night, where Chris Kirkland was struck in the face by one of the travelling fans. The Leeds supporter, named Aaron Cawley, ran on to the pitch and pushed the Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper in the face. You have to wonder what was going through his head, the chances of not getting caught were about the same as winning 50 times in a row on European roulette.

Unfortunately, behaviour with fans these days is getting out of hand. It's not irregular to hear of fans throwing objects at players, or starting racist chants, or more recently shining lasers in the eyes of players. How can Football Associations stop this kind of behaviour? It's impossible really, if they stop letting fans into your ground they will lose much needed revenue.

I'm all for fans taunting one another during a game, and chanting their team on to victory, it adds to the special atmosphere of professional football. Possibly, the players are at fault. I hate to point fingers, but John Terry is hardly the perfect role model for kids across England. After his behaviour towards Anton Ferdinand, he received only a 4 game ban and a minuscule fine. The FA need to set an example. Likewise, the bloke who decided it would be a great idea to hit Chris Kirkland, needs to be punished. Let him sit in jail for assault. Actions like these deserve consequences. This is the only way future and present generations of fans and footballers alike will learn. 

As far as I'm concerned, these problems, in particular racism, will continue in football. However, if the proper authorities can punish violence more severely, maybe that is one thing that can be greatly improved in the future. 




The title race - Man City v Chelsea v Man United

Sunday, October 21, 2012
It's a three horse race, let's be honest.

Chelsea, a rejuvenated young team with a manager who can seem to do no wrong. Manchester United, strengthened greatly by the arrival of Robin Van Persie and with the most successful manager in English football history as their boss. Manchester City, the Bill Gates of English football, with strength in depth that is the envy of any club, and of course, the current Champions. You can argue all you want, one of these teams will be Champions come May 2013.

But who? Good question. Great question. If I knew the answer I would stroll down to my local bookies with a bank loan in my pocket and a grin on my face. I fancy Chelsea myself, I think the youth they have brought into the squad will help them greatly. They still have the likes of Lampard and Terry to add experience, but they seem to have a certain spark they were missing. It used to be lump the ball up to Drogba, now it's give the ball to Hazard or Mata and let them work some magic.

Manchester United are always there for thereabouts, every year without fail for the past few years. I am amazed how a team who deploys Michael Carrick in centre mid manages to consistently finish in the top 4. With the addition of Kagawa and in particular, Robin Van Persie, they will be even stronger this year. I predict they will come second, with possibly defensive frailties being their demise. (De Gea)

Man City aren't as good as everyone thinks they are. You can buy quality, but you can't buy chemistry. Too many big names, not enough players playing for the badge, to many playing only for their paycheck at the end of the week. I predict they will finish third, with Mancini getting the sack at the end of the season.

Of course, I am probably wrong. To win the BPL, you need to take a few risks. Like when playing friv games, you need to takes a few risks to win. Which Manager has the most guts could decide which team is splitting a lovely Trophy bonus at the end of the year.