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Sunday, January 30, 2011


..Obscenity comes in many forms, the one which everybody knows and says they never look at, but also in other walks of life it is present.
More and more obscene are "normal life" headlines like....
...The "great" game....!

"Manchester City may have failed with their £108 million bid for AC Milan star Kaka but it seems only a matter of time before the billionaire club do eventually smash the world record for a transfer fee.
Earlier this season the Abu-Dhabi United Group marked their takeover of City with the £32.5 million purchase of Robinho from Real Madrid - the first piece of what they declared would become a bona fida fantasy football team - and the ill-fated Kaka deal this January is a statement by the owners that money is no object."
Well - I know what "kaka" means in many languages, and it isn't obscene, but this is....They are now talking about a transfer sum of some $62 million.....that isn't only obscene, it's a slap in the face for all those millions of people who have no job, no health, no insurance, no money, no chances, no life!
And yet, probably the most obscene thing about it all is the lamentable fact that exactly those people will be the ones who finance these deals, by buying over priced, over rated team shirts from their Security cheque, so their kids can strut down the street like champions, with nothing to eat at home....!
They'll even fall into the trap used permanently by the marketeers of "The greatest game" and, under the guise of being "Supporters", they'll go and buy the NEW away game shirt - changed regularly to generate even more money, and strut down the street like peacocks........
.....I'll go along with the title - they really are "BIMBO" - and obscene as well.....

iwmpop(mr le marquis)                        -             Vauvert, France        -       Janvier 2011

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Paul and Roz said...

Not sure where you get your figures but half those players have retired, they never commanded them figures. How much is a football player worth. exactly the amount they are prepared to pay him and for him.

I.W Mitchell (mr le marquis) said...

My figures come the eminently respected Publication, the "Daily Telegraph" - yes they are old, as the past few days have proved, things are now EVEN more expensive.
Obsenity remains obsenity, and....who is the infamous "they" - possibly those who drive parents and others to ruin-for their own benefits.
Just how many players, born in Birmingham, for example, actually play for the club Birmingham...any?
It is, however the ordinary citizen from Birmingham, who complains permanently of the prices in life who buys over priced team shirts.
If someone could explain to me how an unemployed person can find money to travel to and from football matches, plus the entrance fees, AND live correctly - in an honest manner, I would be eternally grateful.