I shouldn’t be surprised, I really shouldn’t. Not as far as the actions of the FA are concerned anyway.
It’s nice to note that the FA have sent a letter to all managers asking them not to discuss the vacant England manager role in the wake of strong speculation linking Harry Redknapp with the job.
The rather hypocritical letter briefs all managers to stay quiet on talk of the vacancy citing the fact that employees of clubs should not be talking about contracted employees of other clubs in public. Tis o course comes after the widespread approval from his counterparts tipping Redknapp for the role.
Hypocrisy or what?
So it was fine for Redknapp himself to talk about employees contracted to other clubs when he referring to Demba Ba in January, but now the boot is on the other foot all of a sudden everyone should keep quiet all of a sudden?
You couldn’t make it up.
This has really annoyed me, but I don’t know why. Perhaps it’s my own fault for expecting the rules the FA have cited to be applied across the board in a fair and correct manner. Silly me.
At the end of the day, if the FA are going to get uppity about something like this then I expect them to do the same in all circumstances which contravene the rule they have decided to reiterate on this occasion, as it suited.
How can they honestly expect to garner respect when two similar things get treat with different approaches?
Postcode bias anyone? Jobs for the boys? Looking after their own?