By Imran Semd
It’s back with a bang. The emphatically football season is back and it comes at a time campuses around the country are receiving new university students.
Talk of Barclays teams like Arsenal FC, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and you will see beaming smiles and urge to say a word. Football has become a talking point among students starting back in their high schools to university. This has also taken the babes along and you will find many of them donning replica shirts of their favorite teams. I guess they will be squeezing their boys for spaces in hostels to watch. Thanks to digitalization; call it digital migration many dudes at campus will no longer have to go to pubs, bars to enjoy seeing their teams. With arrival of football comes with a syndrome for most youth, which is betting. I desist it though, its not healthy and not long it robs you your upkeep and if you aint lucky, you’re most likely to be broke.
As Viktor Frankl said “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Many students choose to watch.follow and enjoy the English premeir league because it brings freedom and sense of happiness at a lilltle or no cost. You will find at least 20% of students not knowing about foreign football and most those who like it have no clue or don’t give a fuss about #endibayaffe.
Talking English football,Arsenal has always been a darling to so many in Ugandans but their title deficits have made them silent and Chelsea the reigning champions seem to have one hand already on the grip but you would not write off teams like Manchester United and fellow city rivals Manchester city. Do I have to mention about Liverpool ,oh yes…they lost their legend Steven Gerrard and a promising youngster in the names of Sterling. They will give a run for the money to the top dogs of the league though.
Its going to be an exciting season with most teams buying new players and aiming to win the title. Arsenal have acquired services of veteran Chelsea goal keeper Petr Cech.Some have already dubbed him signing of the new season and Wenger’s boys have hope the title is theirs .Meanwhile Chelsea sought Manchester United flop Falcao and the latter have brought in German captain and 2014 world cup winner Bastian schweinsteiger,Mephis Depay, Italian right back Darmian Aregintina goalie Romero as well as French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. Liverpool ahs also strengthened bringing in Belgain forward Benteke ,Firimino.Milner ,Clyne and Danny Ings.
Can Chelsea win it again or the red devils will .Arsenal fans will probably agree that they stand better chances now with exciting players like Sanchez,Ozil, Cech, Walcott among others.
Away from Premier league, there is the cream dela cream of Europe and it’s the champions league.Nothing is more interesting on Tuesday and wednsday nights. But never miss class, assignments or even be late for work due to football.Watch and cheer your teams at your own expense not comprising the best things you value most.
Me and you wait for what many have called an impressive season ahead and my guess is as good as yours to who will emerge champions at the end of the season meanwhile we should all cherish each moments that will come each weekends.
Am very sure its going to be a roller coaster of a season!
It’s in the English premier league that each team is less predictable many teams have “bouncebackability”, resistance and definitely those that park the bus.
Just like any game the title deciders are a package including; winning mentality, chance/luck, discipline and team work.
Wishing each of your favorite teams the best, remember to enjoy and not to hurt each other. Football is a beautiful game. The countdown is over, as the big kick off looms ensure to be happy.