Days like today make football seem so irrelevant. After all, how can we continue to care about silly things like tactics, formations, and club politics on a day like today? This morning, Gary Speed, Premier League legend and the Wales national team manager, was found hanged in his home. I am in a state of complete shock. I doubt you could have found a single person who could find a poor word to say about him. Gary Speed was a man who was loved by nearly everyone in football, and who exemplified everything anyone could want in a footballer. Now he's gone, much too soon. RIP Gary.
We're all shocked by the loss of such a legend and a promising young manager, and tragedies such as this put everything in perspective. Football is, after all, a game. Discussions of trivial things like tactics and formations don't matter on days like today. Days like today are days to focus on the things that really matter. RIP Gary, you were a legend, and you will be missed by football fans everywhere.