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Quote from Frankly, Mr Shankly
A long blog entry by Paul Tomkins but one that brilliantly covers the complexity and the dangers of making rash decisions in the volatile environment, on and off the field, of English football. There's a lot to get your teeth into and much to discuss.
Not much discussion so far. Mainly as it's a mish mash of different points that have little to do with this club, bar his rose tinted reminiscing of someone who finished up here with nothing to show for it in four years, and difficult as it appears, later found a route from Real Madrid to relegation in just a few months.
With regard to some of his other points, it is very sad to see no European football seen as an "advantage". It was sad enough to see the UEFA Cup treated as an inconvenience, but when the European Cup is now seen the same, you know something is seriously wrong with the game. We became one of the biggest clubs in the world by playing 60 games a year every year, regularly juggling and winning two and even three games per week, not just January, and often with an unchanged team. So if it could be done then at 100mph, on poorer pitches, in all weathers, and less advanced medical treatments, it can be done now.
As regards Arsenal, they're going through their annual February fuc up, that's been going on for years. 6 Years ago AC Milan hockeyed them and their coach was past it then, now Bayern Munich hockey them. On an annual basis. Their fans used to celebrate finishing ahead of everyone else, now they celebrate finishing ahead of Spurs. That's what they consider success these days, but it is a matter for them to deal with. It is not our concern.