While certain elements of the football media in England’s green and pleasant land seem intent on proving that we’re a nation as inward looking as a cross eyed narcissist, it’s nice to see some proper old fashioned hospitality unfolding at Torino.
Despite being super excited to have Pep in the Premier League, many fans of English football were disappointed to see England’s number one shipped off to foreign shores because his feet couldn’t speak the lingo. Not a problem Joe Hart was particularly troubled by, if his first press conference was any indication. Who knows? Perhaps having an open mind and embracing the unfamiliar would be of benefit to those who think the Premier League is a class above other countries less worthy offerings? A bold thought, but I digress.
Having spent the last couple of weeks swooning over J-Hart’s ‘Italian’ accent, we now learn that Torino fans are preparing the own song for the guy with the great looking hair.
Of course, this could have all been made up by a renegade journalist intent on injecting a kink into ‘the narrative’ but there’s too much misery in the world already to be looking for it.
Staying in Italy, we at Unusual Efforts are pleased to report that the kit amendment we submit to FIFA earlier this year was trialled during the Azzuri’s WC Qualifier vs. Macedonia. The ‘Effortista No Shorts Selection’ was chosen by Gigi Buffon, who appeared to wear it remarkably well.
Except for conceding two in two minutes. But hey. It’s can be chilly in Skopje once the sun goes down. Give the guy a chance.
It’s been a long, hard journey on a virtually vegetation free path for fans of Maroune Chamakh’s ever decreasing Buzzard Cut.
Remember when he played for Bordeaux, his best mate was Yoann Gourcuff and his bonce boasted a hairline?
He had a tough time at Arsenal, so it’s no surprise that when he tipped up at Crystal Palace, his hairline was attempting to make a run for it down his back.
Thankfully, after a spell at West Brom which resulted in a (mercifully) brief flirtation with what we in the UK call a ‘Bobby Charlton’, he’s now opted for the full slap and looks all the better for it.
And now he doesn’t have to carry around all that product on his head, he might be able to net a few for his new side, Cardiff City.
Assuming the world economy doesn’t collapse now he’s no longer propping it up with purchases, obviously.