“Yes: here comes everyone. And everyone, these days, is a football journalist. Open the curtains and look outside. That man isn’t a bus driver. He’s a football journalist driving a bus. We all are now.” —
*walks away sheepishly*
“Ronaldo has scored 16 headed goals in the last three years out of a total of 151. And yet it is the headers we tend to dwell on, like a carpenter who spends half an hour gazing with rapt attention at Picasso’s Guernica and comes away muttering that you just don’t get precision dovetail framing like that any more.” —
“Ronaldinho’s first junior team in Porto Alegre was called New Kids, named after 1990s teen pop sensations New Kids on the Block” —
Great nugget hidden in Barney Ronay’s (expectedly fantastic) Ronaldinho piece.
“He’s hosting history’s most appalling drive-time talk show for an audience of zero, and somehow he keeps signing bigger and bigger contracts.” —
What he said.