I’m getting (gotten?) old and it has become a habit…how “things were better when”.
I know I’m not alone. And I know that in many instances I’m right.
But how it must grate youngsters – and how it must set me in a negative mindset!
So here’s the invitation.
Sure, you can be nostalgic for “contest” footy and sportsmen who worked for a living.
But what about those toilets at Windy Hill? The drunken brawls? Thugs glorified on both sides of the fence.
Can you recall our relative ignorance of sports beyond the Empire? Look at the breadth and immediacy of coverage today – “live” cricket from Sth Africa last night and La Liga and World Matchplay over breakfast this morning!
How much stronger is the commitment for junior participation, of both genders, in sports?
Give me some positive reinforcement. Sportslovers today are better off than ever before.