There’s a serious lack of meaningful football about right now.
Which is why it’s perfectly acceptable if you’ve been devoting your whole existence to Love Island for the last couple of weeks.
The extremely popular ITV 2 reality show features beautiful human beings with double-digit IQs flirting, flaunting and f**king.
It’s all rather entertaining.
The latest addition to the show is none other than hunky Mike Thalassitis who casually let slip during a ‘date’ that he’s a footballer.
It turns out the 24-year-old is a journeyman centre-forward who has toured the desolate wastelands of non-league since 2011.
His career path is quite something…
How’s he expected to hold down a relationship when he can’t even commit to a club for longer than a handful of games?
Anyway, the Margate target man (which is not a description you’ll hear on the show) also features in the severely addictive computer game series, Football Manager.
Here’s his profile from 2011, during his Stevenage years…
A stamina rating of 8 will surely worry Mike’s current partner in the show, Olivia.
Weirdly it says he was born in 1983 which would make him 34 now, not 24 — A typo on FM’s end.
Would the girls of Love Island (otherwise known as Majorca) change their opinion of Mike if they knew he couldn’t take a long throw to save his life?
We’ll let you decide what they’d make of his £400 per week wages…