The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


Footie Loopy!
June 26, 2006, 2:30 pm
Filed under: Comment

Here are some examples of a country going mad for it's National Football Team.

I seriously can't think of many things that would get this level responce in England – hell, even the Queen's Golden Jubilee didn't have such an outpouring of national pride. 

What's even more amazing is that all this is for a bunch of players who are overpaid and underperforming on a regular basis! 

 

 

[Click here … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAkkdOqitOk … if you want to see/hear what hundreds of Englishmen sound like when singing the national anthem. Be warned, it's terrible AND THEY WERE SOBER at the time!]

However, following on from my previous entry – whilst these footballers are getting paid hundreds of thousands each and every week, some of the little things that shows England at its greatest [like the park I photographed on the previous blog entry] are being left to slowly die.

Below is a photo of a sign put up by Nottingham County Council.  Look at it closely and you will see that the 'maintenance' they are undertaking started in 2003 – ALMOST 3 YEARS AGO!  But surely this must mean they are spending millions on the place eh? 

Nah, course not – they are spending 70 grand, a figure which compared to many of the other things the council is happy to spend money on, is miniscule.

Ignoring the fact that this shows the Council's priorities … the one thing I am trying to figure out is how 70,000 quids worth of maintance can take almost 3 years to complete!  Who the hell are they getting to do it?  Stephen Hawking?

OK … OK … 70,000 pounds IS quite alot of money, but when we have a bunch of football players being promised a three hundred thousand pound bonus EACH, if they win the World Cup, it sort of shows [to me at least] why England needs abit of a 'reality check'. [And yes, I am aware how old this is making me sound – and I'm only 36!]


2 Comments

But the council has so many other things (installing more speed cameras) to worry (are there enough speed cameras?) about…

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Haha, yes that’s right – and we can’t forget the millions and millions they ‘invested’ in changing the icon of Robin Hood into a ‘wonky letter N’. Inspired stupidity!

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