Wednesday, February 12, 2003

So Roy Keane will never play for Ireland again.

As an Irishman, I have to say im sad. The chances of us reaching Portugal in 2004 have been hampered significantly by this news, as any team is poorer for not having their best player. And without doubt, Keane was the finest player to ever wear the Irish jersey. He singlehandedly got us to the world cup finals, and while his outburst in Saipan was terribly timed, he did have a point. The FAI couldnt organise a piss up in a brewery. And having a friend who works alot with the FAI, they are a bunch of tossers barely capable of running a pub team, let alone an entire world cup campaign.

Anyway, on a brighter note, just like christmas, St Totteringham's day seems to arrive earlier every year. For those of you who dont know, St Totteringham's day is that day each year when it becomes logistically impossible for Tottenham to finish higher than Arsenal in the league. Someone has been kind enough to provide Arseweb with an excel spreadsheet, allowing you to countdown the days to St Totterngham's day. Shweet.

Bobby is complaining about the lack of a summer holidays due to the confederations cup. He has a good point, top players play too many games a season, and these bullshit tournaments are just there to make a bit of money for the respective federations. Still, If I had a choice between that and Butlin, I know which one id pick.

Ormondroyd uses his creative use of stick men and talk bubbles to deliver yet another unique insight into the current world of premiership football. Wonder does Tel wear a helmet?

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

I have to start gettng up earlier.

I havent been in work before 10, done any work before 12 and posted here before 5 in at least a week me thinks. Im such a bum. Still, no matter how hard it is for any of you to wait to dispense my words of *ahem* wisdom, its sheer agony for all concerned to wait an entire week for your fix of Myles Palmers unique brand of rambling, name-dropping prose. Did he mention he wrote 'The Professor'? Available at all good car boot sales now. Apparently he once new Robert Palmer. Thats nothing, I once new a bloke called Robert Lee. Right fucking knacker.

Not much Arsenal news around today, except Arsene's handbag attack on the French Football Association. And he has a point. unlike the confederations cup. I mean, what the fuck is it? Who wants to see New Zealand, yes, New Zealand play anyway? Just another case of money making schemes to swell the fifa coffers. And they wonder why so many of the big name players were fucked tired going into the world cup. Too many games! and before any of the geriatrics that played in the 60's and 70's start off on a diatribe about playin 2 games befo' lunch with ball made ot' mud an still havin enough energy to give t' missus one, the game has moved on alot since then. Players have to work bloody hard to be at the top, every game. Not to sure, but I read somewhere that the average player will run around 8 miles during the 90 minutes. And thats sprint, jog, sprint, jog, which anyone who has ever done athletics will tell you, is a fucking killer. Of course I could be talking bollox (or out of it as Roy is want to say).

A recent survey confirms what most men already know, that we like women with a bit of meat on them. Although we mean this not this.

Knew yould look at the wrong one hehehe

Monday, February 10, 2003

Even now, this pic still makes laugh. Babies and markers, its a winning combination.

So it ended honours even in the two big games of the weekend, ours against the toon army and the big manc derby. I think we can be the happier, a point away to the team in third place is a much better return than one from a game at home to a mid table team (I know derbies are different but essentially thats what it was). Especially after an equaliser in the 86th minute. Marharhar. Thierry's goal against newcastle was his 104th goal for the club, and it equals the record set by Platini during his 5 year stint in Italy with Juventus, making Henry the joint french all time top scorer for a foreign club. not bad going for 3 1/2 seasons. Apart from the goal though, I thought Titi was a bit pants, not his usual electric self. And as for the sending off, what the fuck was Robert playing at? of course your gonna get booked for acting like a twat like that. Ok, it was harsh, but he only has himself to blame.

Matty Upson and Jeffers are both somewhat suprisingly in the england squad. Think im gonna talk a little less about Franny from now on, my mate kept asking in the pub yesterday durin the game what my fixation was with the lad. Still think with a strong wind behind him he could outrun Henry. Ears like sails.