This week see’s Motherwell FC play FC Kuban Krasnodar in the Europa League. The artical I will put up will be showing my experence in that match. It will include photo’s and video’s of the group of motherwell fans heading to the ground from a local bar. It will also contain photo’s and video’s from the match itself and my postition from the stand behind the goals with the Motherwell fans. I hope the match is good and enjoyble without trouble.
I’v noticed this for many years that Scottish football recieves so much stick from people in England, and I still wonder why they give us so much flack. Is it because their “perfect league” is not as good as they think. For the so called “best (and biggest) league in the world” many matches simply bore me into sleep. For example, last season (2012/13 season) I watched the Manchester United vs Liverpool on the TV and was bored into sleep, the league is not as good as you think it is (I know Scottish football is not close to the skill of these 2 teams). The reasons behind this is money, if the SPFL had the £3billion TV deal (apperently) then we would not be as bad as we are now, and more importantly, if this tv deal keeps getting larger and larger, then one day it will be untenable for the party/parties paying out and something bad will happen.
Lets take a scenario into consideration, the club I will use is Manchester City Football Club, with the rich owners they have they may feel like that they could never see dark days again. What if these owners pull out, and sell the club, they will more than likely want the money they put into the club, back. so what ever new owner may be several hundred million £ in debt thats excluding the ludicris wages that are already implace at that club, so if these owners pull out then City will certinaly fail as a club and more than likely go bust.
Now imagine that Sky TV pullls out of football, , there is only so much these rich owners can put into their investments before pulling out, and you will see EVERY club in the preimership struggling and nearly all of them going down the drain. It is a sad state of affairs what I am talking about but I can see this happening within the next 10 years, not the sky pulling out thing, but the Premier League in general going extinct. those reading this will disagree but I can see this happening.
This is something I can link back to Scottish football. If worse comes to worse and the predicement I mentioned above does come true, well more Scottish “armchair supporters” will potentially go to more games, but thats another post for another day, probably next week.
Rant over, Sam
If there is anything people want me to do extra or differently just let me know, it could be to cover more sports, or even bring back match reports. I may even add in a prediction section to the blog as me and my dad have a Premier League predictions thing we do every match day.
Very soon Scotland will travel with thousands of fans down to Wembely Stadium in order to take on England on Wedensday the 14th of August and I am hping for a Scotland win. I feel it is unlikely. However with this post I am going to pick my startin formation for Scotland in a 4-5-1 formation. It will be the sort of 4-5-1 with 2 wingers, 3 central mid-fielders.
1 GK- Alan McGregor (Hull City)
2 RB Alan Hutton (Aston Villa)
3 LB Charlie Mulgrew (Celtic)
4 CB Grant Hanley (Bluckburn Rovers)
5 CB Andy Webster (Free Agent)
6 CM James McCarther (Wigan)
7 CM Graham Dorrans (West Brom)
8 CM Scott Brown (Celtic) [C]
9 LW Gary Mackay-Stevens (Dundee United)
11 RW Robert SnodGrass (Norwich CIty)
10 ST Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers)
Let me know what you think of my line up and comment on which you agree with or disagree with and comment the team you would pick and formation. Finally, correctme if I made an error with players in thier positions.
If any of you who read this are in the Carluke, Lanark, Forth, Law (the whole Lanarkshire area) and got no plans on the Monday evening (22nd July) around 7:00pm then head down to The John Cumming Stadium, Carluke for the match agaisnt local rivals Lanark United. Kick off is at 7:30pm and admition prices are under £5, I think anyway. Should be a good match.
I’m doing this as to give a bit of personal in sight into my sporting life and how these matches have shapped me as a person.
1/ Scotland 1-1 Germany 7/6/2003- The first football match I ever went to was this match, I was only 7 years old at that point and had no real concept of sport in general, this is the match I believe was start fo my love of sports.
2/ Scotland 15-9 England 8/3/2008- Scotland had a poor start to the 6 nations and it was a match where I woke up that morning and had a feeling that it was Scotlands year for the calcutta cup, and we duly won it, I was extremely happy and gave me new motivation while playing rugby.
3/ Dalziel 20-30 Hillhead/Jordanhill (cant remember date)- It was the first match I managed to play the full game of (30minutes each half) and during this time I played 1 half for each team as Hillhead where low on players so a few of us had to go and play with them, was a good match, nothing to speciel. We where outplayed in the back line which cost us the game over all.
4/ Dalziel vs Livignstone (can’t remeber score) 20/5/2010- The game which cost me my rugby playing carear, a neck injury sustainded cost me that season and I claim it cost me my ability to play rugby, inturn started off me doing stuff like this.
5/ Motherwell 0-3 Celtic 2011 Scottish Cup Final- After a really long break from going to football mstches (4 years) I forgot the heartbreak of defeat in a cup final. This match was more rage fro me than dissapointment. I get angry when my team looses
6/ Motherwell 0-2 Panathinaikos- Champions League Qualifyers 2012/13. My first champions league match and it was great eventhough we lost, many people talk about teams in the champions league but have never seen them, whereas I can say, “I was there”
I would just like to give a friends blog a quick plug as she helped me with my latest post on Gus Poyet so here we go. http://esmallramble.wordpress.com/ Would appreciate if you could give it a view.