Those of you who know me will know two things about me by now.
Firstly, I am a massive fan of Southampton Football Club, it being my home town. Secondly that I can be prone to wear my heart on my sleeve, so stop reading now if that makes you yawn and say here he goes again!
Today, my football club sacked their manager, Nigel Adkins, and appointed a new manager immediately. This is after we drew away from home at Chelsea, the current European Champions on wednesday, and won away at close rivals for relegation last weekend.
Nigel Adkins is loved by the vast majority of our fans, and we regularly chant his name during games. He had earned us 2 promotions in 2 seasons, and had made fantastic progress so far this season, we have only lost 2 in the last 12 games.
So, this decision is not in my name, and I feel the halo on our club badge has become tarnished by the decision.
Nigel had been very loyal to our club and us as fans. It is very sad that he has been discarded despite being loved and respected by the fans, players and rest of the football world it seems. He is an honourable man, who has been treated dishonourably.
When I was a boy, football was the sport of the working class man, the sport of the people. Now it is simply big business and I fear that it has lost its soul. I love my football club, but I hold the people who run it in contempt.