Journo’s Friday thoughts
Heroes and villains
Celtic “enjoyed” only 16.36 per cent possession in their 2-1 Champions League victory over Barcelona. And were labelled as heroic. Last season, Chelsea had just 20.92 per cent in their 1-0 semi-final first-leg success against Barca. And were mostly derided. Says much about how Chelsea are viewed by the masses.
Levein feels the strain
Also on a Scottish theme. Compare the photos of Craig Levein when he took the Scotland manager’s job in December 2009 and shortly before he was sacked on Monday. From almost fresh faced to haggard. It is what football can do to you. It is shocking.
The meddling must stop
Chants of “Yid Army” from Tottenham fans have and always will be an assertion of the club’s cultural and collective identity, not an anti-Semitic slur. End of. The danger lies with the meddlers who want to hijack this for their sad political ends.