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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Destination: Hampden Park - May 16, 2007

If the Premier League clubs don't approve Glenn "The Messiah" Roeder as manager of the Magpies, it will only be because of fear.

And who wouldn't fear a boss who brought a team from 15th to 7th and an Intertoto cup spot in just a couple of months? It's truly a football miracle, capped off with today's hairy - and necessary - win over Chelski. Loyal readers, you cannot imagine what TDH would have given to have been at St. James's Park today. Hopefully there will be many more exciting dates, including European fixtures, next season!

It wasn't pretty, with two goals (probably correctly) disallowed for the Billionaire Blues, and a red card for Carr, but the job was done. And to be honest, as TDH's Goal-Line Technology chart will show, the Toon should have had the Intertoto placed wrapped up already. Final stats for the season will arrive on the right side of your screen soon.

In the meantime, let's toast TDH's Man of the Season. It can only be St. Seamus himself, the Irish Cat, the Guru of the Goal, the Nebuchadnezzar of the Nets: SHAY GIVEN.



Without him, not even The Messiah himself could have gotten us into Europe. It's too bad Uncle Alan couldn't get his reward with a trophy this year, but let's hope another loyal soldier in the Toon Army will eventually get his.

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TDH's joy was only tempered by Independiente's loss to Boca Juniors. Not that TDH resents Boca's championship so much - it would have been worse had it been Racing, or River - but it comes at a time when Independiente really needs points to qualify for the Libertadores next year. Well, you can't have both of your teams beating the local champs on the same day, can you? Only in football heaven....

3 Comments:

Blogger The American Geordie said...

In the midst of our celebrations, spare a thought for the suffering Spurs! Mediocre as Anonymous may say they are (below), they may have been the victims of foul play. See the BBC's speculative rumor-mongering here. It reminds me of Michael Jordan's bad pizza before Game 5 in Utah in 1997, to say nothing of Ronaldo in 1998....

7:25 AM  
Blogger the Maradona of Malawi said...

did you hear about Seabiscuit? If he really is on his way out of Manchester Disunited, then he's Newcastle might wish to splurge and get the big, dead-eyed predator TDH believes Mikey needs...

12:36 PM  
Blogger The American Geordie said...

Shhhhh, don't jinx it! I had the same thought. Then again, how many good years does Horseface have left? He'll be 30 soon. It wouldn't be worth paying a fortune for two or three years, but it might be worth something....

3:10 PM  

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