Football Focus: 4 Signs That You Are Not Rated
All None of the following is based on personal experience
There is no sadness like a fellow brother telling you a story which basically translates from your side as “shes just not that into you” and the dude telling the story is oblivious to that fact. You’re just sitting there trying to maintain that ‘serious face’ thinking “damn, Heskey has struck again” and “How am I gonna let this brother know its a lost cause?”
I don’t know if it’s because the stereotypical man by definition is supposed to exude confidence and “keep their chin up”, that sometimes we just don’t see the obvious and know when to call it quits. Maybe we just pretend like the clearly obvious isn’t happening, continuously running that Mark Hughes I’m doing well and my job is safe routine when reminding ourselves that she hasn’t returned our call for 3 days. Or maybe its a thing where some people just don’t get it.
Well here at BWNG we know for sure that men understand footy, so lets try and break it down from another angle shall we? These are the 4 signs that you are not rated…
We have been trying to teach brothers how to avoid the offside trap and stay out of the friend zone since the beginning of Brothers With No Game. Somehow though, the outbreak is still not under control with at least half of our friends (maybe even you, “who me?” yes you) stuck in the friend zone right now as we speak. If you are not getting played in your favourite positions, weigh up your options and make the right career move because if things go sour you might face a spell in the reserves.
You are young and in your prime, why be on the bench? Who is selling you these lies that you will one day play up front for Arsenal like Theo Walcott? both you and Theo must wake up and realise that some next dude who isn’t neccesarily as talented as you, is taking your position and waiting for your chance could be risky. You don’t want to be moping around waiting for her to actually realise you are serious, and if you are that guy buzzing around her who has already been rejected 12 times, come on bro!
You want to be the lead man in her life, like Denzel, meanwhile you are getting taken for Winston from Eastenders hoping that one day a storyline will revolve around you and you will somehow steal the limelight and get casted in the lead role. This is not good my friend, if you are rated you will be appreciated, she will WANT to talk to you, spend time with you, not in all cases but at least she’ll seem keen dammit. Any lyrics like “I really appreciate you as a friend” should be taken as warning signs. Don’t be like Heskey, content to take one for the the team and play anyway you are put, you will never be the star player.
If you’re not getting played in your preferred position you are not rated highly enough.
If you called her phone yesterday and one of the following has happened, then you’re a decent squad player at best.
1. You receive a text back from her the same evening apologizing for missing your call, which ends with her declaring her bed time and that she will speak to you “some other time” or any other sentence which basically translates to “don’t call me, I’ll call you”
2. She texts you the next day with a similar response to above
3. She texts you back a week later
(notice no response included a call back).
You have got a response so clearly you’re cool but the response wasn’t what you were looking for and now morale is low. If this happens take it easy, be her friend if you get along and take the loss, but if you have already had this and THEN call for crisis talks you are going to receive the par of your life. Accept your position and just think to yourself “what would Chamakh do?” If he just came out and demanded 1st team football what would happen?….. because this is your fate if you’re not careful son
Sign #3 – Transfer Speculation
If she tells you that she thinks you and her friend would suit, quit while you’re behind, especially if the suggested friend isn’t a patch on her (no offence intended her friend is probably a lovely lady). This is an obvious indication that you are not rated. Think about it, if you had something you really liked right in front of you would you be sitting down thinking who you could give it away too?
You’re trying to be her star player, her Lionel Messi, and she’s trying to tell you that you would fit in well at Osasuna and she can arrange a smooth transfer if you’d like. Sometimes women give you this as a little heads up, like “I can see you’re looking for a girl, let me hook you up
as you sure aint getting none of this”. If you are a victim of constant transfer speculation, She’s not into you bro.
Sign #4 – You haven’t settled (Calls you by your first name)
Women are sentimental, when they like you, they will usually change up your name and call you by a nickname (not all the time…but most times). If she refers to you by your full name 6 months down the line, boy you are not rated enough. Santi Cazorla is just Santi or Santi Claus after just a couple months, highly rated. Van Persie is RVP (traitor), there’s Stevie G. If you come up on her phone as Joe Bloggs with the standardised ringtone or she hasn’t shortened, lengthened or feminized your name, things look bleak for you son.
Hope this helps a bit, seriously, as it hurts to see my fellow brothers out there going out like this. Persistence is the key to life with most things of course, but in 2012 with the opposite sex that can sometimes be a prelude to a court case yo. Be cool, keep it real with your self and don’t take it personally, refrain from asking your boys those “Do you think she…” questions; if you haven’t kept it real with yourself first.
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