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The opposite of competitive

Brother: You can’t chop someone down like that in a pre-season game.

Me: PSG are acting like this is a real game. Did someone not tell them it was a friendly?

Brother: The problem is that Costa doesn’t know the word ‘friendly.’

Me:

Cesc: It’s a friendly.
Costa: What does that mean?
César: You know, it means the opposite of competitive.
Costa: I don’t get it.

Steve Holland and Satire

So I went to meet the Chelsea team at their team hotel last week before they played Man City. One of the first men to come out was Steve Holland. Now we were in Manchester, so a lot of idiots were around who were there purely to get autographs on shirts to sell them- people who probably didn’t even support Chelsea. So anyway, Steve Holland comes out and this guy next to me pushes me aside, despite the fact that I was hyperventilating at the fact that Steve Fucking Holland was right in front me. Then this guy asks Steve for his autograph and their conversation went a little like this-
Idiot- Give us an Autograph mate?
Steve - Sure *takes pen*
Idiot - who are you anyway?
Steve - … I have your pen in my hand and now you’re asking me who I am?
Idiot - i know but who actually even are you?
Me- Are you fucking stupid? He’s Steve Holland. He’s one of the main coaches. Why are you even here?
Steve - *finishes signing idiots shirt and moves onto me*
At this point I could hardly speak, that’s how in awe I was , but I said - ’ Ignore him, he has no respect. You’re such an amazing guy. The true fans know who you are Steve!
Steve - *PATS MY HAND* and walks into coach.
Idiot - BUT WHO ARE YOU?
Steve - *smiles* no one important.

I later saw Steve and Jose share a laugh as Mou shook his head in disbelief while SH told him something - no doubt this exchange. At least I got to see Steve Holland smile…

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Bonus awesome photo: Eniola Aluko celebrates her goal against Manchester City Women.

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Up in the third tier

Diego Costa is spotted in the stands, 34th minute:

Me: Costa actually wearing a good outfit.
Brother: Is that Diego Costa’s brother next to him? That dude definitely looks like him.

…up in the stands, seconds later:

Me: HE’S IN THE STAND! LOVE IT. What a guy.

…holy shit, like REALLY up in the stands, seconds after that:

…NOT SURE WHERE WE ARE DUE TO THIN AIR AT HIGH ALTITUDE, seconds after even that:

Brother: WHERE THE FUCK IS HE SITTING?

The highlight of pre-season

Oh yeah, Thibaut Courtois’ match-winning penalty kick:

Brother: HAHAHA. THAT WAS FUCKING AWESOME.
Me: DAMN I TOLD YOU HE FEELS FUCKING GOOD.
Brother: THAT’S THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY PRE-SEASON.
Me: They should put out a pre-season DVD that’s just that moment.

Later:

Brother: Apparently, that’s the first PK he’s taken since he was twelve. I’ve seen the replay 5-10 times now; it’s basically unstoppable. If he told the other keeper where he was going to put it and if the keeper had to start from his center point, there’s no way he could have reached it.

Even later:

Courtois walks off and is all, Damn, it feels good to be a gangster.

Me: Just rewatched the Courtois PK and I love 1. that his strike is so strong, it practically gets lodged in the side netting 2. his pimp walk off after he hugs the other keeper.
Brother: Yeah, that’s pretty much the only way to act after you save a PK and then convert one awesomely.