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Sunday, March 26, 2006

"A football team is like a piano. You need eight men to carry it and three who can play the damn thing."

The Magpies need more piano carriers....

Just a quick one from TDH to bemoan the performance against Charlton. Defense was again our undoing, but come on, Charlton? The lacuna in form against the top three was understandable, but this game should have been closer. You can't account for an own goal, but still, talent-wise Charlton has to be considered an inferior team. The underachieving continues.

So: new manager, now. The lack of talk around the job has been somewhat disturbing. It's a crying shame that the England post is available in the same year; people will be waiting to see what the FA do before tendering their resumes to Tyneside. The problem is, we need a new manager before the LMA's ridiculous deadline passes. So we'll probably end up with a slightly inferior candidate - or at least, no one who fancies his chances in Soho Square. What a fiasco, and all because of a silly labor market regulation. Frank Clark, eat TDH's shorts.


Blogger the Maradona of Malawi said...

only caught bits and pieces of the game, but yeah, you guys didn't look great.

one has to wonder what motivation remains for Shearer - not in danger of relegation, no chance of winning the league, out of all the cups... why bother?

12:33 PM  
Blogger The American Geordie said...

Well, let's not forget that the man is and always has been a true professional. He's not the type to lay down on the job. And he will want to keep the confidence of the other players in case he's coaching them someday soon.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Lee Dixon thinks Drogba saying he dives sometimes was a language problem.

But for that to work, we have to have an idea what he might have understood by the question. Do you fall????? It doesn't make sense.

It's hard to see how it was just a misunderstanding / mistranslation.

Here's another interpretation: one might argue he was showing a peculiar supercilious disdain for the whole massive cash-cow that's turned him into a rich superstar.

Perhaps he's been reading too much Camus.

Boycott Football!

6:37 PM  
Blogger the Maradona of Malawi said...,,-5715778,00.html

TDH - ever heard of this kid, Sergio Ageuro? apparently the new Messi, seeing as the original is so clearly past his sell-by date.

12:54 PM  
Blogger the Maradona of Malawi said...,,-5716393,00.html

You MUST read this. I know how much you love your labour market restrictions.

9:56 PM  
Blogger The American Geordie said...

Those Italians. First it was blocking bank takeovers by foreign companies, now this. What really bothers me is that each of these little associations is basically just the fiefdom of a few guys. They extort everyone else, and the clubs just seem to sit by and take it. If the clubs wanted them to disappear, they probably would... except if the postal workers decided to strike in solidarity, or something crazy and European like that.

6:15 AM  

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