… Misty, watercoloured memories
The Spoiler is a bit confused. Yes, there have been some brilliant games and some tip-top goals in the Premier League this season, but there seems to be something missing.
The fact that Nemanja Vidic looks set to win player of the year suggests that either his Premier League peers could be about to make their vote based on a carefully considered analysis of the league (don’t be silly), or that there aren’t too many players showing excellent skillz and plenty of flair…
There’s a distinct lack of a Thierry Henry or a Cristiano Ronaldo hitting top form and reminding you that football can be pretty bloody exciting. Didier Drogba has been rubbish. Wayne Rooney has been rubbish. Fernando Torres has been… Well, you get the idea.
The big names simply haven’t performed.
Samir Nasri, Dimitar Berbatov and Rafael van der Vaart have been good but they’re the type of player you admire and respect. They’re a trip to a lovely art gallery compared to the gaudy fairground sexiness of Henry or Ronaldo or Cantona or Ginola.
Then there’s the title race. The first half-a-dozen Premier League games were spent watching Chelsea destroy everything in their path, while the next bit was spent being told by everyone how it was the closest most exciting Premier League title race in the history of ever.
Chelsea are quite obviously not going to bulldozer their way to the league and Manchester United now look set to restore the natural order by comfortably winning their 19th league title. YAWN!
The relegation battle is rather entertaining, but it’s like watching a couple of tramps fight over a bottle of Special Brew rather than a Floyd Mayweather title fight (that’s the last simile/metaphor – promise).
So, dear readers, what do you make of it all? There’s a poll below so you can be reduced to a number, but also a comments section. The Spoiler gets the feeling it will be shouted down in the most brutal way imaginable, but after all the Valentine’s Day loveliness, it’s time to get nasty…