Dear Mr. Blatter
If a sponsor came into your office before the World Cup and said: ‘We are going to give you a new, perfectly round match ball... the players won’t like it at all... there will be more mistakes made than in any other World Cup..."
"There will be less goals scored... less free-kicks scored... less passes complete... less control by players... and roughly 70% of crosses and shots on goal will miss wide and go way over the crossbar..."
What would you say to them?
My name is Craig Johnston. I am risking my reputation and goodwill within certain football circles by writing this open letter to yourself and anybody else who is interested in the Jabulani ball issue and why its endorsement by FIFA could ruin the game as we now know it.
full letter (pdf) here (via theoffside.com)
the letter is pretty interesting and craig johnston does know what he's talking about