Evidence of the Supreme Intellect of Some Football Players (Part 2)

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Evidence of the Supreme Intellect of Some Football Players (Part 2)
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Avid football fans may look up to successful players and consider them as role models.

Some are worthy of the fans' respect, and they merit it by displaying a high level of intelligence, discipline and commitment.

However, we realize that there exists a multitude of athletes who are both arrogant and haughty for no apparent reason.

Many of them have made remarks and said things that we will remember forever. Let's take a look at how funny and ridiculously insipid some of them are:

"The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game." -Bill Shankly

Bill, aren't rules supposed to be a big part of the game?

"Never go for a 50-50 ball unless you're 80-20 sure of winning it." -Ian Darke

You're obviously bright in your estimations, Ian.

"He (David Beckham) cannot kick with his left foot, he cannot head a ball, he cannot tackle and he doesn't score many goals. Apart from that, he's all right." -George Best

Ironically, it's presumed that those are all the basic attributes of a good player, George.

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"I've always been a childhood Liverpool fan, even when I was a kid." -Harry Kewell

As if a person isn't a kid during his childhood.

"I can't even remember when the Seventies was." -Robbie Keane

Maybe you can look at your sentence and find some context clues.

"If Gabriel Amato's shot had gone in, the result could have been different." -Giovanni Van Bronckhorst

Giovanni, I think a goal does change a game's result.

"I was disappointed to leave Spurs but quite pleased that I did." -Steve Perryman

I'm sure that a shrewd person like yourself would have been missed at the Spurs back then.

"I would not say he [David Ginola] is the best left winger in the Premiership, but there are none better." -Arsene Wenger

Arsene, you sure are a wise role model for the young Guns.

"Ian Rush is deadly 10 times out of 10, but that wasn't one of them." -Peter Jones

No comment.

'Winning doesn't really matter as long as you win." -Vinny Jones

That makes a lot of sense.


This piece is a sequel to my previous article "Evidence of the Supreme Intellect of Some Football Players."

It also contains the same introduction.

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