It’s undeniable, and it was pretty much the argument Ashley adopted, but it has always struck me as a false parallel. As far as I know, there is no conclusive evidence of repeated removals of teams taking the domestic cup seriously. There’s also no convincing evidence that it makes a difference between being ranked 15th and 16th.
and an interesting point Paul Bauer: “I suspect the Premier League was going to find a way around the Saudi ownership dispute, thinking that if they don’t allow it, the Saudis are likely to go to other leagues with their money.”
This idea has been raised elsewhere, at least not by one of the lawyers associated with the acquisition, but I’m not sure it reflects the view of the Premier League. The major leagues in the United States – at least from the outside – seem to think strategically and collectively more naturally and more often than the major soccer leagues in Europe. Many members of the Premier League have the unfortunate tendency to mix the best interests of the league with their own.
That was serious stuff; The trifling comes in the form of several inquiries about the correct pronunciation of my name. It’s Roar-ee – it might actually be better to spell it that way – but get as close as you can.
There was some suggestion that perhaps this was not the best parallel – my name is apparently generic, although I am not sure if the children of Leeds in the 1980s saw it that way – and to use it was a sign of my own privilege. Was. First of all: it wasn’t necessarily a serious example. But, after thinking about it, I’m not sure I buy the idea of privilege on it.
Some names are difficult for some people to say. He is universal; It cuts across creed and color and nationality and everything else. And I would have thought that it is also universal to accept it. Surely we should all try; I take great pride in putting my tone in the right places. But we should also try to understand whether people fall short sometimes.
The last word, this week, goes Joe Belvans. “I was ready to fall from my chair, laughing, when you signed on as ‘Greg,'” he wrote, reminding us all of another universal truth: that the best jokes are the ones you make. Forgets.