Ok, for one short moment, imagine that you are a top flight footballer and that you have no DNA whatsoever, you come from no Land or Kingdom, and for you foreign food presents not too great a threat. Oh, and you don’t get homesick (well you wouldn’t would you).
So, here’s the question, where do The Arsenal rank for you, The Alien?
Here are one or two things that may appear on your Think Radar:
- Chances of silverware
- Club Status
- Style of football
- Quality of the indigenous people
I’d immediately rank Barca and Real as the top two without a moment’s hesitation. Then what? I suppose your age will shape your thinking. If, for example, you were born in 2003 and are therefore 12 years old, you may consider Chelsea an option, however the old and wise amongst us may still rate Inter, Milan and Juve as part of the world elite.
Hamburg and Borussia Munchengladbach used to be amongst Europe’s biggest guns at the same time as Liverpool, but there positions have been taken by young guns such as Dortmund. Ditto in France. St.Etienne by PSG and so on the world over.
Rome might be a nice place to live for a few years, as may Prague.
Mmm, here’s an interesting one right now, where do the Manchester Clubs rank. Dark damp place to dwell. Utd the history, perhaps City the promise. Time will tell on that one.
I know this is possibly the toughest question you will have faced. None of us can conceive of playing for anyone else, but then to be honest, I’d be bloody lucky to get a game for Dynamo Saunton Roundabout Services.
Written by MickyDidIt89