Well, yes, you would

Wouldn’t you?

Now, however, Southgate has had to deal with a scandal that risks undermining the fresh clean-cut image of England. It emerged yesterday that Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden, two of the brightest talents in the Premier League who had just made their international debuts, had been sent home in disgrace after smuggling an Icelandic beauty queen and her cousin into the England team hotel in Reykjavik on Sunday night.

25 thoughts on “Well, yes, you would”

  1. Young fit unmarried rich footballers

    Whouddathoughtit?

    Why couldn’t they stick to prostitutes, booze gambling and drugs like the ‘golden generation’?

  2. The article states that Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford have enhanced the reputation of the country’s international footballers by campaigning against racism and child poverty. (Yawn. More multi-millionaires telling the rest of us, Geldorf style, how to spend our money while remaining reticent about how much they have donated to start the ball rolling).

    Outside of the media the reputation of footballers is far more enhanced by their ability to pull “guests” of the calibre of Miss Gunnarsdottir.

  3. “after smuggling an Icelandic beauty queen and her cousin into the England team hotel”

    I wouldn’t have smuggled her in, I’d have carried her in on my shoulders shouting “look what I’ve pulled”.

  4. So Much For Subtlety

    It is one of the downside of Icelandic naming that right now a lot of people will be feeling sorry for Gunnar.

    Would. With cousin? Would twice. With cousin and a team mate? You know, maybe not.

  5. John,

    “Outside of the media the reputation of footballers is far more enhanced by their ability to pull “guests” of the calibre of Miss Gunnarsdottir.”

    I’m not quite sure why it’s happened. I suspect it’s something to do with demands from shirt/event sponsors marketing to a general audience rather than fans, but sport is far too concerned with its squeaky clean image for my liking. I remember just how much fun the terraces were, the visceral, tribal and somewhat dangerous experience. You get kicked out, probably arrested for calling the referee a wanker now.

  6. BoM4

    I used to frequent The Shed at Chelsea, the football was secondary, as one was trapped with 10,000 wannabe stand up comics. We took a Yank to one game ( Everton, I think) once he came out shaking his head saying he’d never heard the word c**t shouted so often by so many people in such short space of time.

    Sometimes on ITV4 are repeats of The Big Match from the 1970s. I sit there wondering how many of these players were actually sober when the match started. Alan Ball and Mick Channon were notorious for only just making it back to The Dell/Fratton Park from the bookies just in time for warm-up

  7. Ottokring, there are are stories of Stan Bowles nipping out of the Maine Road dressing room at half-time to place bets at the bookie across the street, and Frank Worthington having a ciggie at half-time.

    Them were the days.

    PS. Bloke in Germany hasn’t been around for a while. I know he had health issues but hope he’s okay.

  8. Dennis, A Vast Reservior of Toxic Masculinity

    Trying to sneak a couple of Icelandic beauty queens into a room for a night of full throttle sex.

    We’ve all been there, haven’t we?

  9. Bloke in North Dorset

    Jimmy Greaves was said to stop at one of the fans’ pubs on his way to the game for a pie and a pint for lunch.

    Anyway, I’m trying to work out the crime these 2 guys are supposed to have committed.

    Shagging before/after a game? I thought that sort of thinking was debunked years ago.

    Bursting a Covid “bubble”? From what I’m reading and seeing most 20-year-olds have been seeing the same data the rest of us have seen and are voting with their feet, or dicks in this case, and good luck to them. As for the patronising don’t kill grannie warnings, most young people like their grannie’s more than their parents, so that won’t be happening.

    If I had 20-year-old grandchildren I’d be telling them to get on with their lives and I’ll see them next year some time.

  10. Well seen the young scamps are not with Chelsea or Spurs, as any player with them would not go anywhere near Gunnars away from the pitch
    .

  11. Bloke in North Dorset

    Much excitement just after I’d posted the comment above. I’m sat in our motorhome in the Derbyshire Dales and that comment was posted when we’d stopped for lunch at Warwick services.

    There’d been a helicopter overhead most of the time and it had been very irritating. As I was washing up there was a lot of shouting outside so I looked out of the cab window to see a number of armed police officers charging around and screaming something.

    Having seen the results of being on the wrong end of guns being fired I got down on the floor and shouted at Mrs BiND to do the same. Thankfully the engine was between us and the “baddies”.

    After about a minute it was obvious everything had settled down so I got up and had a look. Three unmarked BMWs blocking in a car about 25m in front of me, 4 marked police cars blocking all potential exits for all vehicles and a perimeter of about 10 armed officers while another group were cuffing a white guy and woman, probably late 20s/early 30s.

    I have to say it all looked very professional and in hindsight I’m sure the police would have found a safer place to arrest them had they thought there was serious chance of it going pear-shaped. That said, it was amazing how many people were just standing around watching like it was a film set.

  12. BiND

    “Three unmarked BMWs blocking in a car about 25m in front of me, 4 marked police cars blocking all potential exits for all vehicles and a perimeter of about 10 armed officers while another group were cuffing a white guy and woman, probably late 20s/early 30s.”

    Were they not wearing face masks?

  13. So Much For Subtlety

    Bloke in North Dorset September 8, 2020 at 8:46 pm – “Three unmarked BMWs blocking in a car about 25m in front of me, 4 marked police cars blocking all potential exits for all vehicles and a perimeter of about 10 armed officers while another group were cuffing a white guy and woman, probably late 20s/early 30s.”

    They probably dead named Bruce Jenner on Facebook.

    Either that or TW’s new business is off to a rocky start.

  14. Bloke in North Dorset

    PF,

    “Were they not wearing face masks?”

    The police were, but it was hard to tell if our increasingly militarised police weren’t playing SAS.

    smfs,

    It’s crossed my mind more than once that this could be a massive over reaction to a minor offence, a bit of security theatre or someone being slightly right of the Guardian arrested for right wing terrorist activities to keep the left happy.

  15. This fuss certainly supports the theory that we’ve entered an era of neo-Victorianism. Also explains the continuing popularity of Jane Austin.

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