football originated in sumeria as a ritual reenactment of the battle between the Martian Lemurians and the Nephilim Atlanteans. the referee represents the god Horus. the actual markings of the football pitch are actually a perfect map of the constellation draco, which was only discovered when a world war one pilot was flying overhead. football pitches are built along ley lines, and wembley stadium (wemb-ley) is one of the places where football managers gather at night for satanic practices. expect an alien landing at the 2012 olympics.
there is clear evidence that sumerian football was passed on to the egyptians, and early hieroglyphs show high priests wearing burnley fc colours and holding what are, quite clearly, football rattles. a recent discovery in ethiopia of a mumified prince was surrounded by relics for the 'afterlife', including a pair of what were, quite definitely, football boots.
football disappeared from history after the romans (ampitheatre literally means 'kicking ground') and, at the Council of Nicea, all references to football were removed from existing holy texts. this has led to some hugely false beliefs. note that jesus had 12 apostles (11 players, and one substitute), and the term 'to be crucified' was common judean slang for losing a match by several goals.
however, the 'great game' did not die. the knights templar rediscovered football while on their quest for the grail (of which the jules rimet trophy is an imitation), from a sect in north africa, and passed this occult knowledge onto the rosicrucians. modern football as we know it was, and is, the property of freemasons, hence the odd scores and changes in players from time to time. these are not so much bad football management and performance as encoded messages. the most recent 'financial crisis' was clear for all to see when arsenal fielded a team against aston villa with two left-footed strikers - a clear sign to those in the know to buy gold.
the recent events were long predicted by nostradmus in quatrains XXXI and XXIV:
"a pack of wolves successful in the hunt
do reassemble 'gainst the main jester (manchester?)
and fail against a united front"
"a meeting at the villa bringeth no success;
the cart driver (mccarthy?) ousts five"
however, i have no idea what these messages mean, but they probably have something to do with CIA, Area 51 and the Iraq War.