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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Must Be Nice

One thing I respect about footballers, there might not be many things but here's one, is that you can't bluff your way into becoming a professional footballer. If you aren't good enough, you get found out double quick. Now for sure, some players are in the right place at the right time to get Premiership gigs or international caps when other, better players might miss out, but there's no one at the top level who's there through a total combination of smoke and mirrors.

But maybe I should say "no players" rather than "no one" because I really wonder about managers sometimes. If you can get yourself on that particular gravy train then you're laughing IMO. Just look at Juande "Tottenham will finish above Arsenal" Ramos [1]. He seemed to basically make Spurs a complete laughing stock, so much so that Arry "Run around a lot lads" Redknapp can come in and look like the Messiah in comparison. And so, after this abject failure, where did Ramos pitch up today ? Leyton Orient ? Deportivo La Leytonorienta ? Nope, try Real Madrid. Must be nice.

And speaking of Messiahs, I have touched before in this blog on how far up themselves people who speak of themselves in the third person are. One thing about Gareth Ainsworth taking a back seat at QPR, I love Ainsworth, but at least we don't have to listen to him talking about "what Gareth Ainsworth's all about" any more. In any case, I think we have a new winner, Sunderland reserve David Healy.

Healy is quoted in the Belfast Telegraph (so you would think no translation problems, apart from the general incomprehensibility of the Ulster accent) as saying

".. with Kyle Lafferty scoring goals for Rangers, Martin Paterson scoring goals for Burnley, is the axe going to fall and is he going to do the unthinkable and leave the hero; the messiah, out of the team? "

You almost have to read this through again just to check that yes, he really is talking about himself. Now if somehow the journalist's text has found its way inside Healy's quotation marks, I'll take it back, but if it hasn't, and Healy was serious then he is the Messiah of being a cock.

[1] Try reading it out loud.


  • At 5:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I happened to be watching the loathsome Noel Edmonds on Deal or No Deal? the other evening.

    He said in wrapping up the show "What a great game! Come on you at home, make the pilgrimage and join us in our studio audience. you know you want to!".

    He's a bigger cunt than David Healy imo.


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