Friday October 25th 1415 a vastly outnumbered force of Englishmen utterly destroyed the cream of the French nobility at the Battle of Agincourt. The French, frankly, have been pissed about it ever since. How else to explain yet another ludicrous attack on the Premier League, and specifically this time on Manchester City, by Grand Supreme buffoon of UEFA Michel Platini.
Platini, having previously taken umbrage that three Premier League teams made the semi finals of last years Champions League, now feels it is unfair for City to be able to buy the players that they want.
These things of course go in cycles, Platini having apparently forgotten that in his playing days it was the Italian clubs that spent large sums of money building up teams to compete and a certain frenchman from Joeuf left Saint Ettienne to play for Juventus. Do as I say not as I did seems to be his motto.
And Platini's stupidity was only outdone by the coach of FC Copenhagen Stale Solbakken who proclaimed that City were destroying football. How is it ok for United, Liverpool, Real Madrid and others over the years to buy the players that they want for large fees but now that City have money, it's the end of the world?
If City's new owners had bought FC Copenhagen do you think Solbakken would have a similar tune? Of course not. Pure jealousy and envy.
Which brought us to last night's game and you can see maybe there was method to Solbakken's madness. Because FC Copenhagen were terrible. City should have won by five clear goals and that was the most lopsided 2-2 draw I've ever seen. In attacking City maybe the Danes' coach was attempting to deflect criticism before it arrived. Only schoolboy defending from Micah Richards, and frankly that's a slur against schoolboys it was so bad, prevented City taking the win home. Anything less than a three goal margin at Eastlands will be a surprise.