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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

"He's got a brain under his hair."

But what if he has no hair? Assorted scuttlebutt from TDH today:

Now you hear it, now you don't. The BBC quotes Anelka saying he's going to finish out his contract at Fenerbahce... but the quote was from the club's website, not an interview with a reporter. Well, is there really any point to reading anything he says? Or did someone else put that on the website and then tell him he'd better back it up? The intrigue grows.

How does Fabio Capello know he's going to stop coaching in 2009? Has he made a promise to his wife? TDH knows that it's hard to say goodbye. How many successful coaches have managed to stay out of the game before becoming senile? Not many. Sounds like a good opportunity for some long-term bets.

TDH has been wondering about the lack of minority coaches in the top flight - and no, TDH doesn't mean Welshmen. In the US, this was always an issue in baseball, American football and basketball. With time, some minority coaches appeared, even if the front-office staff usually stayed lily-white. But nary a mutter is heard from the Premiership. Is it too early, given the late entry of minority players in England? Was Ruud Gullit enough? Surely not.


Blogger the Maradona of Malawi said...

don't forget the mighty Carlton Palmer. Doesn't he still manage Stockport?

8:43 PM  
Blogger The American Geordie said...

Nah, they have a new gaffer in the (white) person of Jim Gannon. And come on, they're sitting exactly one place above the conference at the bottom of League 2.

Well, maybe the Premiership will have a homegrown minority manager someday. But what about Serie A? I bet Newcastle will win the FA Cup sooner....

10:13 PM  

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