Just a short post today. One of the things I hate most about football is that it's riddled with tiresome cliches. In my previous post, I wrote about how many of these cliches, beliefs and generalisations, were not based on statistical fact and many were actually downright wrong. Today, I stumbled across a brilliant website which is dedicated towards writing about football cliches. The first post I read (posted on the Betting Expert website but written by the same author), made me laugh more than just about any blog post I've ever read:
What the average TV pundit knows about the Euro 2012 teams
This website is superbly written and so spot-on with its insight, I couldn't resist adding it to my blogroll, despite the fact it is unrelated to trading. If you love football, I urge you to take a look. I will no longer curse at the glut of cliches I hear every single day relating to football and thanks to this site, will instead learn to laugh at them.
It is still quite depressing that the likes of Shearer and Hansen can get paid so much for doing so little. Hansen once admitted that he was a Premier League elitist (his words) i.e. he only likes and bothers watching the big clubs. Shearer once famously admitted he didn't know anything about his own club Newcastle United's newest big name signing (Hatem Ben Arfa, I think it was), despite the fact he was analysing the player on Match of the Day! The above post was made with pundits like these two in mind - experts who make no effort to do any research and just turn up and blurt out tired old cliches in an attempt to mask their lack of knowledge. Enjoy!