Modern Football Challenge #1057: Fans turn on departing players | Football


Rarely has The Fiver’s departure from previous employers been met with anything other than applause and a small postcard signed by four people. Once there was an awkward moment when we also refused to hug the suit goodbye. The transfer window is another time for awkward goodbyes when history is rewritten due to a player deciding to leave his club. This player then goes from being a fan favorite to one of the worst signings in history as once word gets around they can bat their eyelashes on the other side.

Shame on social media Twitter is flooded with heated comments such as: “XX is bullshit – you like him in a club of the same size”, “I bet he won’t score more than 13 goals next season”, “He’s nothing. compared to this new guy we buy for stupid money. He has an 18 for adaptability in Football Manager – he must be good.” Even though he has to pack a lot of medals in his wheeled suitcase, as soon as a football player deserts to new pastures, his achievements are almost gone. How dare someone want to change jobs? No one else in the world of work ever does this. Moved from Deloitte to KPMG, and you? BOOOOOOOOO! Changed Aldi to Lidl? BOOOOOOOOOOO! Left Big Paper for Athletic? Hmmm… BOOOOOOOOOOO

Even when the deal is done and one club is getting a fair price from the other, the player often has to go back to his previous employer, jogging along the touchline and being attacked by local supports who once made up a ditty about him to the tune of Sloop John B. They returned as an outcast in another set. “BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! You used to play in red, but now you’re wearing mauve. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED!”.

When someone is paid a large sum of money to do their job (not The Fiver in this case), the idea that they might want to earn an equivalent or higher amount elsewhere is regarded as insane. Who knows, maybe some players even want to play more, move for family reasons, or just want a change. But whatever the reason for the decision to leave, one thing is certain. If you do leave, you are like dead to many former fans of your club. Until you come back and get booed. BOOOOOOOOOOO!


“I saw several West Ham games this year, I saw the fans and the fantastic atmosphere, with bubbles. It was easy to decide to come here” – God only knows how Rennes fans will feel when center back Nayef Agerd was lured into the Taxpayers by the sight of their pre-match bubble machine.

Nayef Agerd introduced at West Ham
Nief Aguerd: “And this three-piece rattan garden set sealed the deal.” Photo: Javier Garcia/Shutterstock


Say what you like about Paul Pogba (Friday’s Fiver), but that room in Miami fully justified his decision to wear sunglasses indoors. – Andrew Parker.

“Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, once said to the Spartans: “If I invade Laconia, I will drive you out,” to which the Spartan ephors simply replied: “If.” Jaap Stam and Manchester United fans may need to keep that in mind.” – Noble Francis

“James Bolton (letter from Friday’s Fiver) reminded us of a dribbling free kick that Wimbledon’s opponents won. In the penultimate game of last season, there was another one, but under completely different circumstances. Wimbledon goalkeeper Nika Tsaneva was fouled (softly) in the 87th minute as we held 1-0 against relegation rivals Fleetwood. After some treatment to eat up the extra precious time, the game resumed with a free kick. But for some reason, Tsanev did not immediately drive it around the field, preferring to roll it with his foot before launching. Unlike in 1990, the referee noticed the violation and awarded Fleetwood an indirect free kick, from which (of course) they scored. Draw 1-1, our relegation was almost confirmed, and Fleetwood was left with a goal difference. You wouldn’t believe it if it wasn’t footage— Wayne Ziants.

Re: Fiver merchandise (Fiver Friday emails). Of course, a branded alarm clock without an alarm clock that constantly slows down is suitable for this? How about a Fiver joke book that doesn’t contain jokes?” — Martin Schapter.

“Re: Fiver merch – beer glasses would definitely do” – Caro Yates.

“Look, I’m happy that The Fiver is free to read. I would probably accept cash payment from The Fiver to stay a subscriber. But are we really suggesting that I send money to The Fiver in exchange for merchandise promoting The Fiver to other potential customers? victims readers? Not a chance.” – Mike Wilner

Send email to [email protected] And you can always tweet The Fiver via @guardian_sport. Today’s Letter of the Day winner is… Wayne Ziants, who won a copy of Premier League NuggetsRichard Foster.


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Chelsea have made Raheem Sterling their No. 1 summer target, but he will have to pump around £60m into Manchester City’s coffers to do so.

Antonio Rüdiger checked into Real Madrid and immediately put his boot in barca Liverpool. “I was very happy that Real Madrid [beat Liverpool]he rejoiced. “It was like a personal third final for me after those two cup final defeats.”

Antonio Rudiger introduced at Real Madrid
Antonio Rudiger is represented at Real Madrid. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Calvin Ramsay says he moved to Liverpool from Aberdeen because “there’s obviously a path here” for teenagers like him to break through to Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Inter’s main lawsuit, Giuseppe Marotta, said negotiations with Romelu Lukaku for a return to the San Siro are ongoing, but “today will not be the day of its announcement.” Marotta also confirmed the club’s interest in Paulo Dybala, as well as the imminent arrival of midfield schemer Henrikh Mkhitaryan and goalkeeper Andre Onana.

And on August 24, Manchester City will play Barcelona in a charity match at the Camp Nou to help in research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. “We will tell our players why this is so important,” said Pep Guardiola. “It’s admirable.”


Brazil boss Tite talks to Thiago Rabelo about how hard his job is, about leaving Madrid and PSG and how Neymar is Neymar.

But how did he shorten the World Cup?
But what we really want to know is: how did he shorten the World Cup? Photograph: André Duran/The Guardian

How Euro 2005 gave England a glimpse into the future of women’s football. Louise Taylor.

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Lucy Bronze is registered in Barcelona.
Lucy Bronze is registered in Barcelona. Photo: FC Barcelona.

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