So, we’ve had a pretty busy week this week, so rather than have to trawl through our site, we thought we’d offer you all of the articles in one handy post – we’re nice like that. Pop the kettle on and then click on the thumbnails for the relevant article. Enjoy…
Kicking the week off (a football-based pun just there) was Matt McMahon with the tales of his Championship Manager addiction. Normally one to write about managing an amateur football team, Matt jumps in to the virtual to tell a tale of how the game nearly cost him his education and quite a few friends. We’ve all been there, whether we like to admit it or not, but have we all been in a situation like this:
“The intervention of 2001, helped affirm this. My friends at University were concerned about my irrational behaviour and so when I was playing the game, 5 of my friends ‘intervened’, 4 aggressively held me down, while one deleted my game right in front of me, they took photos too. I was close to tears”.
On Tuesday, we saw the very impressive debut of the most recent Dubious Goals Committee recruit – Dante Di Iulio – who discussed the impending retirement of Il Pintorrichio, Alessandro Del Piero, and the Old Lady’s search for his successor to the Bianoneri number 10 shirt. Here’s a little snippet to whet your appetite:
“The most recent issue of La Gazzetta dello Sport reads ‘Looking for Del Piero’s Heir – Ribery, Pepito o Hazard’. No offence to these superb players but there is one diminutive player who they missed: Sebastian Giovinco.”
After what was a more traditional post on Tuesday, Wednesday saw the second week of Bob Wilson’s Wikipedia. #BobWilsonsWiki is a little bit of fun, which hopes to draw attention to the absurd photographs of professional footballers that we see throughout Wikipedia.
Week Two’s highlights saw pictures of a drunk Paul Gascoigne at an airport, a sullen El Diego after being stood up in a Buenos Aires restaurant, a terrified Dietmar Hamann outside Tamworth FC, a cooler than cats Clayton Blackmore signing autographs and a Mansfield Town winger tanked up on tequila on a Greek Island. We have some images for next week, but if you think you have found the next Louis Briscoe, then do let us know.
Thursday saw The Dubious Goals Committee’s podcast cherry well and truly popped when founding member Matt Tickner made his way over to episode 12 of The Football Project Podcast to speak with Mina Rzouki, Rocco Cammisola and Ryan Keaney about issues that have developed in football over the past couple of weeks.
Ryan hosted beautifully, Mina and Rocco nailed Serie A, Matt spoke about Football Manager before trying to muscle in on the Serie A talk with the diminutive Sebastian Giovinco – a cursed task. Matt did his best to handle the rather delicate subject of recent racist claims in the Premier League, before losing a game of Ballon D’or nominees to Mina. No shame in being beaten by a girl in this case. The final segment focussed on the recent sacking of Sven and the verbal bitch-slap delivered by the almighty hand that one fed Mark Hughes – Mohammed Al Fayed. If you think this acts as a spoiler in any way, you’re wrong, there’s much delight in this podcast. Go listen.
Thank you to everyone who has read the blog this week. We hope to provide you with just as much quality over the next coming weeks.
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