After the Leeds United v Manchester United game this week, there was a dark cloud that shadowed the great performance by Man United and especially Micheal Owen. The rivalry between the two clubs everyone knows is nasty. It's different to United v City or even United v Liverpool because Leeds are not as successful as the Reds or have the money of City. This weeks incident in question was the back and fourth chanting about each clubs disasters. We know what they were, but is it time for action against these chants? They are inexcusable and nasty, but how could it be stopped. The fans that sing it may have been very young at the time and not seen how bad it was, or do it as part of the tribal football fan atmosphere. It would be very hard for police to pinpoint fans that start the songs or bring banners in the stadiums but video technology and other forms of CCTV and data base systems could track them down. Its a situation that comes across all around the country not just with the two teams I have mentioned. It happens at Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal Celtic Rangers etc, hopefully it don't cause another incident which the fans are chanting about.
Friday, 23 September 2011
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Haven’t blogged for a while so let’s have a quick look at what’s been happening around the footballing world. In the Premier league, QPR have a new owner & have brought a host of new players including Joey Barton, who is now the captain. Arsenal are struggling and seem to be leaking goals like a dodgy tap. Wenger replaced super-stars Nasri & Fabregas with Yossi Benayoun and Mikel Arteta, not exactly like for like. Chelsea wouldn’t sell Arsenal a player they think is good enough to improve a rival and Arteta is too injury prone.
Torres slowly is looking like he is getting back to some decent form for Chelsea. However his open goal miss at Old Trafford will knock his confidence again. Manchester City look very strong and the title at this point in time looks like it’s heading to Manchester with United also having a great start.
In the Championship its very tight, Southampton lead the way at the minute but West Ham do look very strong with a load of Premier League quality players there they should get there or there abouts.