Weblog: The football punter
Big brother v Little brother
THE Champions League's smaller more annoying brother is about tomorrow evening.
It's similar to its bigger, more lucrative brother only you have to
put on an obscure channel and instead of watching really good teams
you have to watch teams that are slightly better than average but no
better than good.
If it clashes with Eastenders or a repeat of Friends I normally watch
those. Just because it's slightly less tedious than listening to the
commentating from said obscure channels that employ commentators who are again slightly better than average but no better than good.
One time I make an acceptance to this rule is when a truly exceptional
player is wedged into one of these sides, and even then I have the
game on mute.
One of tonight's games just happens to have one of those players, which is nice, so I'll have to record Eastenders, and watch it next time
Wolves are on telly.
Falcao is a truly magnificent player and won't be hanging around
Atletico too long without Champions League football. If the Colombian forward continues his great form he'll be getting a phone call from Madrid's bigger brother Real to see if he can come out to play in next season's Champions League.
Back the draw and watch Valencia push Atletico back all night. With a
bit of luck we'll get to see the Colombian in his prime, as he destroys Valencia's Europa League dreams with a couple of beautiful counter attacking goals.