Wake Up Call Activated, Injury Time Added, Case Proven, Bolton Wanderers and Uncle Bulgaria

Wake Up Call Activated

The Sky sport pundit come expert Gary Neville stated that Manchester United would be better with the departed three, Sanchez, Lukaku, and Fellaini whereas previously Neville suggested that of the before mentioned, should be shown the exit door.

Quotes also followed backing manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, quote “Ole needs time to build the squad”, followed with a later quote “United have taken a step backwards”, perhaps a step backwards is good for a step forward later? Do your homework Gary!


The old pal’s act from Neville’s and Solskjaer’s playing days together should not muddy the waters with continued support, Neville should not allow it to affect one’s judgement, a neutral observation is required. Is Solskjaer to be trusted with a possible 250 million pounds transfer kitty?

Injury Time Added

As the autumn leaves fell in England, Paul Pogba posted himself via Instagram, working out in the Dubai sun with an alleged foot injury not mountain bike, of course.

Time spent on the bike, not revealed, so did Pogba go into extra time? Judging by recent performances, not long enough!

As reports go, Manchester United are concerned with their long continuing injury list, in response, the blades of grass never look as attractive in a struggling team, much prefer the medical room.

The Medics

Medically speaking is it advisable for Pogba to be on an exercise bike with a foot injury diagnosis with pressure being applied on the foot during exercise. Daily massage and foot elevation where possible has to be the order of the day for recovery? Perhaps it’s all hype, Pogba style!

Case Proven

The Everton manager, Marco Silva’s management smacked of desperation v Sheffield United. Silva changed the system on two occasions within a twenty minute period. This would transmit to the players with a negative vibe.

The following two matches on the horizon v Manchester City and Burnley entered Silva’s thought process, failure to take three points v the blades would put Silva in a tight corner, case proven.

Silva’s persistence to play with a lone striker with three tucked in behind can lead to failure if the team is not continually running on vibrant energy. More oxygen required to maintain consistency. Silva’s persistence with his preferred system of the 4-2-3-1 tactic could lead to his downfall.

Bolton Wanderers

The safe guarding of Bolton Wanderers future with new ownership, is the highlight of the season, alongside the Trotters new management team of the experienced and highly rated Keith Hill, with David Flitcroft as the number two on equal terms.

Special mention must go to their former manager, Phil Parkinson who worked diligently in difficult circumstances. Bolton are founder members of the Football League and are woven into the fabric of English football. To the Bolton supporters, enjoy your football and your club.

Uncle Bulgaria

The racist abuse again reared it’s ugly head siring the Bulgaria v England European qualifier and if the same actions follow, UEFA will issue the Bulgarian FA with non or pitiful fines, adds more shame on UEFA in their role as Uncle Bulgaria.

Italian football is particularly rife with continuous racists abuse, UEAFA sit on the sidelines with minimal action imposed.

In response, during match abuse, must now be given the green light to matches being abandoned and the relevant football associations banned from world football.

UEFA have to show fortitude, and resilience, they have to front up. The Football Column has long advocated that the European super powers withdraw from the FIFA umbrella and leave them rudderless and only then will pressure be applied for sanctions to prevail.