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Thursday, September 21, 2006

As predictable as a bottle of Newkie Brown

TDH hates to say, "I told you so," but.... It warn't pretty at Anfield. And for TDH, it all comes down to this: we're not ready. We don't have the depth of the top squads, and our top young players need time to develop. Give us a couple of years.

There was a similar refrain a little while back when Sir Bob guided his crowd of young tykes to third place - "Give us a couple of years, and we'll win it all" was more like it - but, alas, they turned out to be a bunch of unmanageable delinquents. Hopefully Roeder will have better luck with Oba, Zog and company. But either way, the level of ambition must now be significantly lower.

Perhaps it's time (have we really sunk this low?) to use the Stevie Mac recipe for success. Win the Carling Cup, use it to recruit a few more players, then tussle for something a bit more important. Who knows, Roeder could end up coaching England in 2014.... You heard it here first.

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About those bungs. First of all, TDH believes in free labor markets, and the rest of this is so much horseswaddle. If a club wants to sanction its own player for talking to other teams, fine, but the league should stay out of it. Even if Big Sam's guilty - how come it's always the son who screws up, Kofi? - TDH hopes he fights it into the Bosman rule of the 21st century.

6 Comments:

Blogger the Maradona of Malawi said...

no mention of that goal?

Nor of Gollum's attempt to start a fight in the tunnel? I really, really wish that little f**ker starts on some hardnut like Stig Tofting one day and has his ass handed to him.

8:11 AM  
Blogger The American Geordie said...

I didn't know that Welsh Gobby No. 1 was trying to inspire a fracas. And I choose not to glorify the cheeky Spaniard before seeing the play in question. It's not on YouTube yet, so I'll wait... and wait... and wait... until we've all simply forgotten about this little incident, okay?

2:41 PM  
Blogger the Maradona of Malawi said...

I cede on both counts... I was hoping for an alonso hagiography because I think he's one of the best midfielders in the world, and I simply despise Bellamy. To put it in perspective, I like Matrix more.

6:01 PM  
Anonymous Palms said...

Meh. Harper slipped. It was only impressive in the sense that he got it on target from 60 odd yards. Otherwise it was an easy save. I think it's a bit much to italicise 'that' when talking about it. It falls in line with that sickening habit Liverpool fans have of crowbarring every achievement of theirs into football folklore (does anyone else call their European cup win 'That night in Istanbul'). urgh. And their horrible banners with 'Above us only sky' etc. written on them. They really are the most nauseatingly sentimental fans in the world.

I guess this is my way of saying that 'that' defeat on wednesday really hurt my soul. As defeat against liverpool always does.

10:32 PM  
Blogger the Maradona of Malawi said...

Milan fans call it 'that' night in Istanbul, but for different reasons.

effing Dida.

9:57 AM  
Anonymous Palms said...

At the risk of pre-empting you AG, excellent performance by your countryman. while he was on he scared the life out of the Everton defence. Roeder may have pulled off a masterstroke there. And wasn't Parker brilliant yet again? Get this man in an england shirt...

4:52 AM  

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