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Monday, May 29, 2006

"Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well, he's the only manager I've actually had at this level."

TDH and the Gooner known as Redgravey have been discussing the grandest conspiracy theory of the season. Is Sir really trying to keep Wine Hrooney out of the Cup?

Of course he is. He'd like nothing better than for Wine - and hey, why not Rio and 'Tache as well? - to sit out the tournament and rest up for Manure's annual assault on the four trophies. And wouldn't it kill the old Scot to see England win it all again? Even after all the money English fans have paid the dour old man....

In public, naturally, Sir is declaring that there's no player he wants to see more in the World Cup. Microphones had a little trouble picking up the mumbled words in between "more" and "in the World Cup"; they were, nonexistent sources tell TDH, "in the stands."

And this latest ruse, bringing forward Wine's scan to June 7, so that it's before the deadline for the final squad list, didn't fool TDH. At that point, Sir knows, that the boy wonder probably won't have healed enough for any conclusive decision.

Why does TDH take such a cynical view? Well, even TDH's Scottish friends - much less devious types than old Taggart himself - have been known to wish ill upon England's footballing campaigns. Can you imaginge? Yes, TDH even walked into a Tennent's in Glasgow once, to watch an England v Germany match, and saw the locals wearing Deutscher Fussball-Bund shirts. You've probably heard that one before, loyal readers, but it bears repeating.

At least Sven will get back that spot on his roster. Too bad he's going to use it for Tito, Latoya, Jermaine, who's starting to look like the Second Coming of Empty Vassell. (No Holy Grail he, har har har.)

On a happier note, all of London seems to be united behind Stevie G pushing forward as a second striker or in a 1-5-4 set. Sven, listen up!


Blogger the Maradona of Malawi said...

I was sure Redgravey would blame Taggart.
still, it has to be said, if it was a Milan player, I'd want him dropped from the WC squad. Club comes first.

12:42 PM  

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