Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ceci Pas Une Permiter Sign Board


I don't want to toot my own horn, but I am a LEADER in the football writing world. My audience of twenty looks to me as a voice they can TRUST, not a voice that will shank them around like a Gerrard strike into Row Z, or yell at them at a press conference or something. Some ask if me if I'll ever sellout, and I say, you kiddin'? NEVER!

I mean, yes, it's true that footbo.com is the world's leading football friend network, but I'm not going to peddle a website just because some guy emailed me or something!

And what of it if I exclusively purchase my football-related gear from SoccerPro.com? Sure, they may have politely asked me to review their products at no cost to myself, but that's what we call in the business a happy coincidence. It's called Serendipity, and the movie-version was totally awesome.

Sometimes I think to myself while listening to Five Live on a special Five Live widget that allows me to listen to Five Live on my website whenever I want, available now at www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive, how could people be so callous as to cave in to commercial demands?

Sure, it would be easy for me to give into the almighty dollar, (not that I need to now that I pay such low low prices to watch football at http://www.free-football.tv), but some of us have higher priorities in life. So the next time some bozo says, AMSL is a phony website that is out trying to make a buck rather than tell the truth about football, you tell them 'f*ck off,' and go download the greatest podcast known to man, The Guardian Football Weekly hosted by James Richardson.

Note: Jokes aside, prods mentioned get nuff respect. Especially footbo.com, but especially that Five Live widget dealie. Don't send me hate mail. Word up.

6 comments:

Colin Smith said...

I only recently began listening to Five Live (I used to be a Football Weekly monogamist) and I'm especially loving all and any post-match interviews, especially those featuring Gus Poyet and wee Gianfranco Zola...
I'm off to investigate this widget...
and have a look at footbo.com. Apparently Raf Honigstein is big into the world's leading football friend network.

Richard Whittall said...

If you listen to the FW, you might know my moniker -- villasupportgroup -- I got threatened on the show with a restraining order, so I am still an FW monogamist.

For all my irreverence, footbo actually has a fair bit of potential...

Colin Smith said...

villasupportgroup? Never heard that name mentioned on FW...
Jesus! you make more appearances on the show than Sean Ingle...

I have only just begun posting under keepieuppie...

I have had a couple of spotters' badges in the youtube roundup.

Richard Whittall said...

Normally if this blog goes dead, it's because I'm writing up all over the FW board.

Steve said...

Hey thanks for letting me know about footbo if it grows even more it could be really cool

James said...

yep, seriously...had a little play around with footbo and it's actually a quality site!