Hello, how are you?
Welcome to the latest installment of Musings, Ramblings, Crap From My Brain.
Since my previous piece, my life has changed for the better. This weekend will mark three weeks of married life. Everything went well; she turned up, I turned up and the vicar married us. Three weeks on, the drugs I slip her are still working! Good stuff. My life has changed, but it’s hard to quantify how. I feel complete. Apparently my face was a picture of angst when Claire was walking up the aisle, but inside I was very happy. It was actually happening, the love of my life was marrying me. I’m still getting used to wearing the wedding ring – I never wore a ring before the day of the wedding. So, yeah, life is pretty damn good.
I’ve been off for a few days, and thus have been watching a lot of TV. I am lucky to have sky, so can skip Jazza Kyle and the likes, but one thing that I have noticed is the sheer amount of ads for payday loans. There’s at least one during each 4/5 minute ad-break. These are the scourge of our society. The companies say they don’t target vulnerable people, but the timing of these ads happens to occur when vulnerable people are likely to be at home. I hope the government do something to curb the rampant growth of these companies.
On to football now. Man Utd have finally sacked the haplessly inept David Moyes. He seemed a decent bloke, and obviously worked very hard as you can see by the change in his face since joining Utd, but he was just out of his depth. Tactics employed by him were woeful, with Utd breaking the record for crosses in a Premier League game. He was horrendous when talking to the media after games, especially games we lost. He rarely said anything like the right thing, for example saying we would try to make it difficult for teams who came to Old Trafford. Sorry, but that is not anywhere near close to what a manager of Man Utd should be saying when teams are coming to Old Trafford. Just a look at his record at home in the league is enough to say the board made the correct decision when deciding to sack him. In 16 games at Old Trafford, Utd lost an astonishing six games, scored a meagre 22 goals and conceded a whopping 19 into the bargain. Thanks, David, for a tiring season.
Ryan Giggs has taken temporary charge, bringing a feel-good factor back to the club. Something which has been missing since around New Year’s. Some people have, however, been swept up on a wave of romanticism after Utd despatched a poor Norwich side 4-0 at Old Trafford. Giggs is a legend, and I love him, but we need an experienced manager to guide the club for the next few years. Due to the debt heaped onto the club by the Glazers, we simply cannot afford to be lacking elite football for more than a season or two. If that is allowed to happen, then we’ll probably see players sold off to service the debt. While any appointment is a gamble, making a rookie like Giggs manager is a bigger gamble than appointing an experienced manager like Louis van Gaal. Thankfully, it appears that we are set to appoint van Gaal as manager. In a few years, perhaps, we could look at making Giggs manager of the club he’s served with distinction. Just one more thing about Utd, Gary Neville has been spouting some nonsense about ‘the United way’ since we dispensed of Moyes’s services – sorry, but the only thing that can be considered the United way and a constant is the want to use players from youth system. Everything else is in flux. Look at difference between the Champions League wins of 99 and 2008, for an example of how the football changes and evolves with the times, for the most part. We welcome Sunderland tomorrow, here’s hoping we can win to keep the players confidence up and gather some momentum that we could carry into next season.
Anyways, that’s all from me.
For now, and always, goodbye and good mental health.