He is 17, actually, but is keen to develop a job in sports journalism ... he would welcome contsructive feedback
As a kid at Ozzy Rd primary in Chorlton on the early noughties, he had to weather a fair bit of glory-hunting shyites but stuck with City....despite the Dunnie own-goals !!!
Good piece of writing. Nice slant. I am having something of a cathartic summer as Man City are attracting the best players. But meanwhile my hometown NBA team just experienced an entire squad leaving. One day, Sterling signed with City then my hometown team had to overpay it's point guard by about 20 million just to keep one decent player. Players want to win I get that. But if you can't attract decent players and nobody wants to stay...... how the hell do you build a squad? Post-hypnotic suggestion? Strong drugs?
The first sentence of the second paragraph is a bit clunky. Had to read it more than once. Maybe that's more of a criticism of me though. But I don't think you need the clause about who they played for.
The other thing I noticed was that the comparison between the media treatment of Lampard and Gerrard could have been made much stronger with some quotes from a variety of sources backing up the claims, otherwise it comes across as a bit of a paranoid conspiracy theory. And if you're gonna be a sports journalist (at least a decent one) it'd be a good idea to hide the fact that he's a City fan, because it was pretty obvious from the opinion piece. You've got to at least have the facade of being impartial, even if it is going on a fan website.
But yeah, he's right. Loyalty is a bit of a myth. It's very easy to be loyal to a club that's winning everything. It's also very easy to be loyal to a club that's at the limit of your abilities. The number of genuinely loyal players can be counted on one hand. Well, let's face it, it's Matt Le Tissier. And even he confessed that that was more down to him being a lazy bastard than anything else.