I’ve a question for the readership.
So as I mentioned at the end of the last TFC:, the other folks here at Riveting! had to step away, and with them went the podcast as well as the other recurring feature here, the prediction game (TPG).
I can’t be them – nobody could be, their depth and breadth of soccer knowledge and affection for the clubs is unmatched – but I could try and, at least, revive the prediction game as best I could, if that sounds like a good idea.
How would you feel about that?
Not to tell a story that’s not mine to tell, but one of the biggest reasons that we don’t have the game is that the general consensus of the rest of the Riveting! gang was that the lighthearted feeling that TPG embodied had been driven from the atmousphere around the club after the revelations of the previous year.
I’m pretty neutral on that whole issue. Impatient with the Yates investigation? Ohhellyes. We need answers. I’m not going to pretend to be happy about not getting some sort of restorative justice for Shim and Farrelly (and who knows who else..?)
But I’m not here for the Front Office; I’m here for the players and the game, and they’re still there and they’re still playing.
(And as someone whose EPL club is Newcastle? OMFG, the ownership horrors are a familiar background noise to the matchday goings-on; years and years of fan pressure and loathing for the loathsome Mike Ashley succeed in getting the little git to sell the club to…Prince Bonesaw and the Saudi oil sheiks? Well, fucketty fuck fuck!!)
But I certainly understand the feeling that this isn’t a good time to be playing happy games about the Thorns.
(And the current run of form doesn’t help – who wants to be the one to pick the “bigger goals-against number”? Ugh.
But…I’d like to make this site more than just slagging off on the gaffer every week, so, I’m gonna straight up ask; is there any interest in trying a return of TPG?
Or, if not that, any interest in any OTHER content that might be entertaining/fun/enlightening? I mean, I’m not Steph Yang or Chris Henderson, but I can try to do something to stretch my comfort zone if it means making the site more interesting.
Anyway…let me know in the comments.
Thanks, and let’s hope for a 6-nil romp Friday.