Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Del Piero to play down under

Del Piero has signed for Sydney FC in a move that makes me really sad. Australians don't even call football football. Their version is a bunch of dudes with mullets who wear wife-beaters, punching each other - it's nowhere near as good as I've made it sound.

Having personally gone to watch Sydney FC, I am well placed to tell you how utter balls the A-league is. Del Piero is insisting that he is going over with complete dedication and wants to win things. Coincidentally he will become the highest paid athlete in Australia, and earn $2m a year - putting him up there with such Australian heroes as Dr Karl Kennedy and Rolf Harris. 

Before signing for Sydney he turned down Liverpool, I don't know if this means anything but it is funny. Alessandro will need time to adapt to the different culture and lifestyle. Daily BBQs and lunch time beers can be tough.