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Friday, April 28, 2006

"Four-threes don't grow on trees..."

Stevie Mac certainly didn't take credit for the second
stunning comeback of Boro's UEFA Cup campaign. Asked by
BBC Tees Radio about his formation in the late stages, he
said, "I don't know what we were at the end." He
conceded his own despondency after Boro found themselves
in a 3-0 hole with two away goals. "We thought, ah, it's
not going to be our night tonight," said The
Ruddy-Cheeked One. "But we made it our night."

Speaking of ruddy cheeks, Steve-o even admitted that he'd
be drinking more than Lucozade this evening. "This
doesn't happen many times in your career," he sighed with
a reticent Yorkshire honk not unlike the call of a Canada
goose. "You've got to make the most of it."


As we now know, Stevearoonie will not be heading to
London again this year, except to lose to West Ham. No,
he'll be staying on Teesside for a while, where he seems
to believe that he has an incredible crop of young
players on tap. (Where are they - pushing The Romford
Pele and Ehiogu's wheelchairs? TDH will give him Downing
and maybe Parnaby, but come on; most of the kids wouldn't
look out of place up the road at Hartlepool.)

Yes, Felipao seems to be the pick in Soho Square. As TDH
has said before, you could do a lot worse. The problem
is that The Big Phill supposedly speaks no English. TDH
has heard a rumor, however, that an expert
English-Portguese translator with previous experience
working under an England football boss may soon be
looking for a new job....

Seriously, though, Scoleosis would be crazy to turn down
the England job. The pay-per-work ratio has to be one of
the highest in the business. Moreover, the next four
years will probably be the best England have had in ages,
given the youth of the top players in the squad. Indeed,
were it not for Brazil, TDH would say England must win
one of the next three major tournaments. If Sven fails,
Phil may yet succeed.


NOTE: It may take a while to update the stats on the
right-hand side of the screen. That part of Blogger
ain't working for TDH these days, either.


Blogger the Maradona of Malawi said...

we could wind up with either an english or a spanish double in europe this year.
funnily enough, both boro and arse need to win the cups to be in them next year.

9:17 AM  
Blogger The American Geordie said...

Well, the odds on the English double are pretty crummy at 15-2. Neither English club is favored, but the bookies reckon The Goon Show have the steeper mountain to climb.

Sevilla are roughly 8-3 favorites to Boro's 10-3, which seems a bit surprising. Are Sevilla really so much higher in quality that you can ignore Boro's ability to score in bunches?

7:56 PM  

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