Football Truman Show

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What is football today? At its best itís like wrestling. You know beforehand who is going to win and who is going to go down. Whoís going to participate in the European Cups. Itís as though Calciopoli {recent football scandal} never existed. The victory in the World Cup has obliterated it. In fact it seems like a story of the times of Meazza, of Piola.

A few interviews remain, almost embarrassing for their candour, in which Rossi wants to reform football. Poor man! No one has yet said anything to him. He truly believes that he is acting as a commissioner.

In this situation having Juve in Serie A is a duty. It would be the only one to pay for the Football Truman Show that we have watched. However before that it must pay back down to the last cent all those who bought their shares. We have paid real money to RAI and to Sky to see pretend matches.

Tickets have been purchased to see staged performances. They should at least give us back our money. Itís much more than about season tickets for next season and renewing Sky. Why donít RAI and Sky take out a court action against the football teams in the name of their viewers?

And the desk-calculated victory of Inter? A team without phone taps that had Tronchetti, the Telecom president as a shareholder. Itís a contradiction in terms.
Matarrese, as the head of the Lega Calcio has been nominated the Guarantor of the change. His first statement was: weíll give football back to ďthose who know itĒ. Moggi phoned him straight away.

The teams are quoted on the Stock Exchange, the money of the sponsors, the TV income. Itís no longer young men that come out onto the football field but banknotes with legs. Fake banknotes. So, well, Long Live Italy, but above all itís a shame for Ghana.

Posted by Beppe Grillo at 10:17 AM in | Comments (11)
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here in australia we don't have,all the glamour that came with been a soccer player like in europe,toll poppy syndrome,if they think they are important,we fix them straith away!beckams would not survive here!and most men do not use parfume,so no busisnes either.ciao

Posted by: evakulnura | August 24, 2006 05:48 AM


I'm not part of the bovine population.

I'm just a pig.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | August 23, 2006 10:10 PM


But how can you resist buying a perfume associated with that puppy face superstar! The bovine crowd will surely fall for it and purchase it with abandon.

Posted by: Enrico Rossi | August 23, 2006 08:50 PM


By the way:
The more they have, the more they want: Beckham came out with his own perfume.
Like for the other famous people like him, if I want to buy a perfume I will get it from the official brands.
I'm not going to feed those guys that have already too much while the middle class is shrinking due to globalisation. We already feed other fat pigs even without wanting it.
And, if the middle class is shrinking, the lower classes get even less than what that they were getting before.
Before buying something with a name on it, think about this.

Posted by: High Plains Drifter | August 23, 2006 06:40 PM


Joking apart, I think that the reasons of this situation lies in the exorbitant amount of money gravitating around the football world and the related exaggerated importance of football and football players in our society. Until people are thinking and talking about football as an affair of state instead as a normal game with its rules, we can't expect any change.

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | August 23, 2006 11:09 AM


You propably know by now that I love quotes so:

"el fķtbol es popular porque la estupidez es popular"
(Jorge Luis Borges)

"football is popular because stupidity is popular"

ps.to be honest, I love watching the games....

!!!

Posted by: paola filinesi | August 23, 2006 09:56 AM


after all Mr Grillo what did you expect in the Mafia country?

drug pumping dumbheads taking a "DECENT" attitude?

Great phrase "twenty-two millionaires chasing a ball in underwear." but I would add dumb as well.
Most of them can't even string along a few words to reply or understand the question.

Posted by: Marcia Visanji | August 23, 2006 04:58 AM


after all Mr Grillo what did you expect in the Mafia country?

drug pumping dumbheads taking a "DECENT" attitude?

Great phrase "twenty-two millionaires chasing a ball in underwear." but I would add dumb as well.
Most of them can't even string along a few words to reply or understand the question.

Posted by: Marcia Visanji | August 23, 2006 04:57 AM


I agree with you, 100%!

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | August 23, 2006 12:29 AM


Personally I don't give a hoot about twenty-two millionaires chasing a ball in underwear and behaving like kindergarten kids with headbutting, spitting, insulting, kicking, punching and the like........

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | August 22, 2006 06:16 PM


Personally I don't give a hoot about twenty-two millionaires chasing a ball in underwear.

Posted by: Enrico Rossi | August 22, 2006 02:58 PM


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