He’s younger than Giggs I think.Nuno Espirito Santo came out of nowhere to such an extent that I genuinely wouldn't be surprised to find out it's just Jorge Mendes inside a robot suit.
British players in Italy and Spain are generally viewed as being lazy and not giving a shit.English players are always described as having "passion" and "desire" when being compared to foreign players.
I knew this... but it’s still nuts. Both jobs are hard. Refereeing is harder. But referees should be required to spend several games a season as Assistant Referees. They’d get better.That'll never happen sadly as frome that I've seen of her, she'd be very good. Referee's start at level 9 working towards level 1 at the top. Once you get to level 3, you make a decision whether to stay moving through the levels as a referee or switch over and concentrate on becoming an assistant. Once you've made that choice, there's no going back. If you choose the assistant route, it's a quicker road to get to the Premier League but it's not easy by any stretch and anyone that makes it to the top level as either a ref or assistant will.have completed years of work, assessments and knock backs.
I think in the current England squad that stereotype is false (e.g. if we go by weight). It probably isn't globally true either; it's just been repeatedly drilled into our heads.Black players are generally faster and more powerful though.
‘Athletic’ is a vague term so can’t comment.
If you think that there are hundreds of thousands of white guys that could win 100/200/400m sprint events, if only they didn’t have an incorrect view that black people are naturally predisposed to be faster and more powerful.....I think in the current England squad that stereotype is false (e.g. if we go by weight). It probably isn't globally true either; it's just been repeatedly drilled into our heads.
And sometimes you get a player who is both technically gifted and strong/powerful, and the focus falls on the latter attribute if they are black. I remember Yaya Toure scoring an amazing solo goal by dribbling through an entire midfield/defence on the counter from goal to goal; the commentators and subsequent analysis focused on his strength, largely ignoring the technical attributes that allowed him to manoeuvre through the opponents like that. He was strong, but it wasn't what made him special. He was one of the most technically gifted midfielders in the league - amazing first touch, superb passing/shooting, top-notch dribbling ability - but every week how strong he was being drilled into our heads by pundits/commentators who would use phrases like bulldozed through in lieu of dribbled through.
I didn't say anything like that; and I was only talking about football. But also surely aren't serious about relying on your "common sense" to come to conclusions like that?If you think that there are hundreds of thousands of white guys that could win 100/200/400m sprint events, if only they didn’t have an incorrect view that black people are naturally predisposed to be faster and more powerful.....
It’s not racism, it’s common sense.
Different races are genetically different.
With that said, of course you can see a lightning quick white guy on a football pitch. Those are the ones we describe with words like ‘Pace’ and ‘Athleticism’. See: Vardy, Bale.
Just looked this up and apparently Billing and Arter were bought this season!!!Bournemouth do actually make signings, however, upon immediate arrival a Mandela effect is applied to the populace and promulgates the opinion that said player(s) have always been there.