Football isn’t like it used to be. We all know this. The majesty, glory and pride has largely gone from the game.
Well, en mass, that may be a tad harsh on a lot of footballers, but it does appear that way doesn’t it?
Even the pundits are terrible. I’m sorry, I may be young, inexperienced in the world of broadcast football, but when I watch TV, I want to hear form opinionated, knowledgeable people, be them ex-pros or not, I just want to hear something worth hearing, and not Alan Shearer brown-nosing Alan Hansen.
Efan Ekoku during the African Cup of Nations was highly impressive, Leonardo during the World Cup and even Marcel Desailly were better pundits than Lee Dixon, Mark Lawrenson and the aforementioned Shearer.
Having someone who isn’t afraid to put their point across would be fantastic for the sport. The majority of people watch their football through Sky or the BBC, and it is my opinion that with that, they carry some responsibility, a responsibility to show undoctored material, material that hasn’t been put through PR agents.