This is about the simplest post that I have done in a while, but at the halfway point of the season, as we revel in the meaningless distinction of being winter champions, let’s have a love/hate post, as in:
What Barca player do you love, and what Barca player do you hate (note that this can be a mild dislike, if hate is too strong a descriptive.)
There can only be one for each category, lads and ladettes, and I’ll even start.
I know, this is a shock to people, and some will even say “Liar! You love Henry. 😀 T’ain’t so. Now, the player I hate varies, based on the most recent match review, but I think that Marquez, Krkic and Busquets are neck and neck.
Wrong. I’ll explain.
I love our club. But our club is also big business, and you can’t get emotional about business. If we decide to sell Xavi, or The Yaya, or even Messi this summer, that will be the decision, and I will have to live with it.
The other complexity is my match reviewer role. Any feeling for any player, one way or the other, skews my ability to adequately review their performance. It’s a carryover from my life as an entertainment critic. When reviewing a performance, I wouldn’t clap, or laugh, or show any expression of pleasure at all. It was part of the deal.
An unfortunate consequence is that I don’t clap. For anything. I can’t help it. It kinda sucks, actually. But it does help my impartiality.
So that’s my handicap, but it’s a good one, given my role in this enterprise.
Let’s hear from you all. Remember. One choice for each category, love and hate, with 2 reasons for each.
Ready …. go!