Guest Blog: Fanaticism and Football



Hi all, sorry for my lack of posting over the past couple of days, as I said below, I had my parents up and had a really busy but enjoyable few days. That said, there was some good football to be watched and enjoyed so I hope no one missed me too much while I was away.

I’m back in action today though with a guest blog over at Soccer Fan Base, which is a sort of retrospective look at the issues that have plagued this Premier League season and an analysis of what that says about the state of football in today’s world.

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Microphones: A Refereeing Solution


Referee Ovrebo is surrounded by outraged Chelsea players at the final whistle.

Referee Ovrebo is surrounded by outraged Chelsea players at the final whistle.

Having watched the great Champions League semi-final 2nd leg between Chelsea and Barcelona this morning, I was pleased to see that the standard of attacking play was as high as we had hoped for, and I was gutted for Chelsea, to come so close after playing so well, only to see it all slip away at the very last second, was harsh. Worse though, was the refereeing, and both sides can feel hard done by after another shambolic refereeing performance, following on from yesterday’s game.

It is such a shame that such a good game of football will ultimately be remembered not for two great goals, not for some heroic defending from Chelsea, some persistent attacking from Barca and for the result, which is of course always remembered, but instead for the tragic refereeing that plagued it. It’s becoming an all too familiar trend, and it needs to be addressed. Fear not though, for (as Baldrick would say) I have a cunning plan…

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