When Does The Season Start, Then ?
So, when does the Premiership season start, then ?
It's not too difficult a question, really. It starts around the same time every year, so it shouldn't be too taxing for the F.A and UEFA to answer.
And yet, they clearly don't seem to know the answer. In fact, I'm sure there's a few at The F.A and even more at UEFA who think that the Premiership hasn't started yet.
How else do you explain scheduling an England friendly against Greece on August 16th; an international break from August 29th to Sept 8th; plus the odd Champions League qualifier and the first round of UEFA Cup and Champions League proper.
That's quite a lot of football in a month. Imagine if we had to fit four Premiership matches into that lot as well! Ridiculous. Unthinkable. Oh, we did. The season started on August 19th, you say? Oops.
It's kinda lucky that this wasn't a World Cup year or this scheduling would really have made a mess of team preparation and planning for the season. Oh, it was a World Cup year.
Is it really any wonder that the new look Chelsea haven't yet gelled as a team and that Arsenal are languishing somewhere near the bottom 4.
Next task for the FA and UEFA : organising a piss-up in a brewery.