Sup­port Posh, not a Pre­mier League club

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Re­ac­tion to re­cent col­umns...

Match Of The Day is just a dull, goal-high­lights show which to­tally fails to give an ac­cu­rate im­pres­sion of a game. I fi­nally gave up watch­ing last sea­son.


Swanny, like TV pun­dits, you get paid for your thoughts. Are you jeal­ous? the­p­osh60

Hav­ing rub­bished ev­ery pos­si­ble con­tender to host the Foot­ball League show, Swanny is now search­ing for an ar­ro­gant, preachy, low IQ, pompous, un­tal­ented, smug, ir­ri­tat­ing, di­vi­sive and self­ab­sorbed per­son­al­ity to host the show. Take a look in a mir­ror Swanny - there’s your man.


A women’s place at a cricket match is set­ting out the food at the tea break. Flet­ton lad

Come on Swanny lad, give the Eng­land Ladies cricket team some credit. They won a thrilling World Cup Fi­nal in front of a full house at Lord’s. Never mind the qual­ity, en­joy the oc­ca­sion. Grem­lin

Stupid money paid for Ney­mar by PSG - rich clubs just sti­fling her­met­i­cally-sealed fan­tasy bub­bles. Give me Posh ev­ery time. @TobyWoody

Sup­port your lo­cal clubs I say and ig­nore the Premier­ship­type fat cats. @rvperky

When it came to the crunch the Eng­land Lionesses foot­ball team re­verted to the usual English tac­tic of be­ing too di­rect. It was very dis­ap­point­ing. @son­ly_a_game I tried to watch the live ac­tion from the Women’s Eu­ros, I re­ally did. I started to view the semi-fi­nal be­tween Eng­land and Hol­land hav­ing read so many glow­ing re­ports on a) the stan­dard of our team and b) the stan­dard of foot­ball gen­er­ally. But it’s ob­vi­ous to me why our Women’s Pre­mier League clubs play in front of crowds that would shame Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley.

Ladies foot­ball, much like ladies cricket, is just not that in­ter­est­ing. It’s just not en­ter­tain­ing. I don’t watch much lo­cal non­league foot­ball for the same rea­son, apart from Netherton United FC with whom I have a long-stand­ing con­nec­tion. I’m not sex­ist. I en­joyed the Women’s Open golf for in­stance. But I won’t watch just be­cause the PC Bri­gade tell me I should.


So the fi­nan­cial fair play rules that are sup­posed to pre­vent foot­ball clubs liv­ing be­yond their means haven’t stopped a £200 mil­lion trans­fer of Barcelona’s third best player (Ney­mar, above) to Paris St Ger­main. In sim­ple terms fi­nan­cial fair play means clubs can only spend what they gen­er­ate. That in­come shouldn’t in­clude bil­lions of pounds of oil spon­sor­ship money. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion will doubt­less be started fol­lowed by an in­evitable white­wash of a su­per­power. A smaller club wouldn’t get away with such a fla­grant breach of rules.


The Pre­mier League is back. The re­turn of the prima don­nas, hy­petas­tic TV shows and watch­ing West Brom. Great.

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