’ve been fortunate enough, some might even
blessed, to have worked for some brilliant people in my career.
Mark Thomas in Liverpool, England immediately springs to mind. A top operator who really knows his stuff. During a spell in the Caribbean I was lucky enough to work for April Cummings and Ben Meade, two of the best journalists around.
We would argue for sure. Disagree on many things and have what can only politely be described as heated discussions on a regular basis.
More often than not they were right and I was wrong, and the reason? Well it’s simple. It doesn’t matter if I was right or wrong because they were the boss.
Right now, Jose Mourinho is the boss of Manchester United. Granted, that may not be the case come the end of the season, maybe even at Christmas or possible even by the end of the week, but right now, he’s in charge.
Paul Pogba works for him and Jose is his boss, but over the last few weeks it certainly doesn’t seem that way.
Pogba is a decent player but he’s also a major cause of headaches for Mourinho and for me embodies all that is wrong with modern day football.
Pre-season while partying in the US he was photographed surrounded by a bevy of bikini-clad beauties holding in his hand a helium balloon. Now let’s give Pogba the benefit of doubt here and say he was using the balloon to decorate the villa he was staying in. Maybe it was someone’s birthday and Pogs had ordered a personalised balloon? Who knows?
One thing I do know for sure is on the pitch he has hardly lived up to his hype (mostly caused by himself on various social media platforms).
Last weekend’s game against West Ham typified this for me. He was shocking, snuffed out of the game by 19-year-old Declan Rice and 31year-old