Football Diary 19

Football Diary

by Patrick O’Connor


IT’S the season of goodwill but in football that doesn’t always mean that there are wise men about.

Take the Aston Villa and England striker Darren Bent for example. He was unavailable to play for his team in their home game against Liverpool because of injury.

Football Diary – A Stupid Twitter Row

YOU would have thought that with a Champions League final against Barcelona coming up that Wayne Rooney would have better things to do than get involved in a stupid Twitter row.

The Manchester United and England striker replied to an abusive tweet by saying: “I’ll put u asleep within 10 seconds…

Football Diary – Money back guarantee’

IN what appears to be a very brave piece of marketing spiel, a Championship club is offering supporters a ‘money back guarantee’ on their season tickets if they are not happy with the summer transfer activity.

Derby County are owned by a Stateside company and their American chief executive Tom Glick told the club’s website that they are committed to investing in the first team squad in the close season to mount a challenge for a top six place next season.


Football Diary – Fancy Buzz Phrases

WE are fast approaching the time when clubs will be sending out fancy brochures to their supporters imploring them to renew their season tickets for the 2011-12 campaign.

Fancy buzz phrases such as ‘moving forward,’ ‘customer focussed’ and ‘you are our lifeblood’ will be trotted out as chief executives try and get as much cash in before deciding their budgets.