If You Didn't Watch Masters Football You Seriously Missed Out
To paraphrase a recent Twitter trend, "Yeah the Premier League's good but have you ever watched a bunch of retired players in their late 30s and 40s play six-a-side football?" That was the beauty of Masters Football.
The recent international break thankfully comes to an end with six days in a row of high class club football starting from Saturday and we couldn't be happier.
Nations League football in the past week did give us reason to be a little more interested in what was going on in international football but generally it's the wait between games that we really care about that makes us dream of the end of this torturous couple of weeks.
Saturday sees the return of the Premier League with games also on Sunday and Monday. Tuesday sees the return of the Champions League group stages, continuing on Wednesday and finally there's Europa League on Thursday. If it interests you then Wigan and Bristol City go head-to-head a week on Friday to continue the live stuff before the Premier League is back again the day after.
But once upon a time Sky Sports gave us a different thing to concentrate on during the international break and the off season and it was Masters Football. A six-a-side tournament that included all your favourite ex footballers from the Premier League that were over 35:
And there's proof that people would love to see a return of Masters Football on social media:
Masters football wasn't it? Quality TV that- Adam Jurgens (@adam_jurgens) September 12, 2018
@SkySports there appears to be a lot of tweets young round wanting you to bring back Masters Football.....please pay attention to these!!!! Everyone loved these matches!!- Steve Foster (@SteveFoster2017) September 13, 2018
Masters football needs to make a return to my tele- Chris (@chriscooknew) September 11, 2018
Sky Sports should bring back the Indoor Masters football but for players retired after 2000. Would be some unreal teams from Celtic, Rangers, Liverpool, Man U, Arsenal etc. That's what we need. Sort it out @SkySports- Mark Cravens (@Cravie1888) September 10, 2018
Imagine Gerrard, Lampard and Scholes trying to prove which one of them is better all over again just on six-a-side pitch and with all their old teammates around them again. Just wonderful.
Come on Sky, get yourselves in order and bring Masters Football back to our screens for the best reboot since Gladiators.