Thursday, November 23, 2006

'Quote Of The Week' - Chris Rattue of The New Zealand Herald.

I more often than not dig out my 'quotes of the week' from the garbled nonsense extracted from the mouths of the arrogant, overpaid, tantrum prone, intellectual geniuses that grace 'The Beautiful Game.'
However I had to change allegiances this week, so as to accommodate a cracking quote made by a flamboyant New Zealand rugby journalist (in a NZ newspaper), as he injected some further hostility into this Saturday's 'friendly' international at the Millennium Stadium, where a recently rejuvenated Wales play host to the All Blacks.
As if the fire needed to be stoked any further when only 24 hours before this was printed the Kiwis were accused by fellow Welsh players, both past and present of being the best 'cheats' in the world.

Inhabitants of Southern Hemisphere countries truly believe they were put on this planet to play sport and as a result have a divine right to be considered the best. Without a doubt in some fields they may well be........but don't they go on and on and on about the fact!

I refuse to talk sport with a Wallaby, Kiwi or a Bok in any social environment.....particularly on their territory, like at BBq's in Earl's Court!
BBq's are a definite no no, as they were created by the Aussies naturally!
I also avoid surroundings where copious amounts of wine and beer are likely to be consumed, because the Southern Hemisphere make the best vino and the best lager in the whole wide world, and they can also drink more and drink faster than their British or Irish counterparts......naturally of course.
Enough said:

I hope the outspoken columnist in the New Zealand Herald who mocked Gareth Jenkins’s home side does not end up eating his words!
It reminds me of when I was a lot younger. I'd play poker in a dingy late night bar with pals and a bottle of tequila for company.
You start off cocky and flush and you end up losing and skint.
Then as a forefit you have to drink the last shot in the tequila bottle, yes the one with the worm in it........of course.

According to Chris Rattue of The New Zealand Herald, Wales are not worthy rivals, they are an incompetent laughing stock.

He said:

"If rugby between New Zealand and Wales was a boxing contest, they would have stopped it many rounds ago and revoked the Welsh licence. I hear the cry that now and then Wales get close. Real close. Real, real close. Real, real, real close. And you know what? They still lose.
Let’s face it, Wales are rubbish. They are the village idiots of world rugby. They had a brilliant team 30 years ago. Since then, they have totally stuffed it up and they will stuff it up again this weekend."

I only wish Ireland at Lansdowne Road lay in wait for the Kiwis this weekend.
That would have been the mother of all matches judging by the comprehensive Irish victories over the Springboks and the Wallabies in recent weeks.
Roll on next year's World Cup!

Friday, November 17, 2006

'Why King Really Went Ape'

During the week just gone a pal of mine forwarded onto me an email he received from a work colleague, who was aware I had recently set up a Blog site that was footy orientated.
My pal is a longtime friend, and a big sports fan who earns his crust doing computer aided drawings. The sound, honest, reliable type. The sort you would happily introduce to the in-laws.
He knows who he is and now Gavin has got himself a mention, I shall hopefully get some peace for the foreseeable future!
Anyway his work colleague for the purposes of this posting I shall refer to as Andy. I have never met Andy or even spoken to him. As a result before reading the subject matter I was naturally open minded and I had no pre-conceptions on the material or its origin.
After initially reading it I thought just another footy fan jumping on the anti-Chelsea FC bandwagon.
As the week went by I kept going over it in my mind and finally decided it was worth publishing and deserved some feedback.
The content of the email is very controversial, perhaps overly, maybe even untrue, but what the hell.......... it is without a doubt definitely worth a read!

Andy wrote:
Apparently on the Internet message boards it is alleged that John Terry told Ledley King to 'Shut up you lippy black monkey' before getting sent off on Sunday. This would explain the following:

WHY King went mad, when normally he is mild tempered and the incident appeared harmless,

WHY Chimbonda went berserk and had to be physically restrained. WHY Zakora went mad too, and WHY Drogba, who was there and always gets involved, did nothing.
It may also explain WHY Terry calmly walked away seemingly
expecting to be sent off, for what appeared on TV to be nothing of consequence.

Terry was accused by Eto of making racist comments in the Barcelona game

last year.
Apparently a Spurs player has leaked this, but Chelsea are working overtime to keep it quiet.
Ashley Cole has said that Poll told him the lack of discipline by Chelsea was out of order and Chelsea are trying to discredit Poll, but he cannot possibly come out and say what Terry really said.
He is after all the England captain!
Instead Poll preferred to say he sent Terry off for 'ungentlemanly conduct'.

Finally, Rio Ferdinand said in his recent book that a current England player was a known racist. Wonder who he meant?

If this story is true, it will be massive and I can't believe the press haven't got hold of it yet. Chelsea must be weighing journalists out left, right and centre.

Have you heard this particular race row before? If so, where did you hear it ?
Is there any truth in it, or is it simply idle pub gossip?
Do you have any thoughts or opinions you would like to share on this potentially explosive issue?
If so, then kindly post your comment below.

Friday, November 10, 2006

'Quote of the Week' - Steve Bruce

Following Brum's Carling Cup exit at the hands of Liverpool this week, Steve Bruce was shooting his mouth off in true managerial 'chic' fashion, in an attempt to acknowledge that referees were taking the physical contact out of the game by blowing up for fouls involving minimal contact.

Brucie said: ''If we're not careful we'll end up playing in high heels and skirts and playing netball.''

What he does behind closed doors is his own business so at the bottom of the page I've left his wife's telephone number in case you want to make it your business!!!

Fair comment I hear you cry, in respect of his remark about referees, but remember Brucie was in his playing days, how can I put it........well technically speaking of course ' a dirty meat head of a centre-half for Man U,' and by simply wearing the red of Manchester he was a protected species and immune from punishment. He of course played with passion and tackled with studs up!
However, I as much as anyone find it frustrating when at a game you see players going to ground all too easily. But on the other hand I don't want to see players on the end of a Joey Barton elbow, a Roy Keane meets Alf Inge Haaland knee-capping or a Zidanne head-butt.

There lies the problem and the answer. You know it, I know it, all fans of the game are aware of it. In a word 'Consistency.'
Easier said than done I know, but thank you Stevie anyway for pointing it out to us with such technological and scientific etiquette. No need for me to sleep with the light on anymore then!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

'Lad of the Week' - Freddy Star!

Lifelong Manchester United fan and Romany traveller Freddy Eastwood (right) poured Carling Cup misery on Alex Ferguson's squad of multi-millionaires at Roots Hall on Tuesday night.
Eastwood, a former second-hand car salesman struck a stunning 30 yard free-kick to help book Southend United a place in the fifth round draw on Saturday, where the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle await.

To be fair to the 'Sweaty Sock' (Ferguson) who was celebrating 20 years in charge of the 'Red Devils' he appeared gracious in defeat, something one or two of his fellow Premiership managers would do well to take on board.

Nevertheless Essex celebrate, the holders are out, the romance of the cup continues to throw up the unexpected, heroes are born and for those who were there to witness the victory, well........ they deservedly have a night to remember forever.
Hats off to Freddy and the Dreamers.

'Lass of the Week' - A Brit of Alright!

Pop babe Britney Spears was certainly looking a real 'Brit' of all right in the tabloid newspapers this week.

With a new barnet and oozing sex appeal, she was seen out in Manhattan only hours after news broke that she had dumped her text message!
Why is it that ex-girlfriends and/or wives always up their game the moment you’re no longer joined at the hip?

How often have you bumped into an old flame when out & about. Fine, but have you noticed how it only seems to happen on days when your look like you have spent most of it shovelling s**t, in tandem with an alcohol infused spotty teenage boat race.
As you lurch to one side, exchanging 'unpleasant' pleasantries you find yourself staring in amazement at the body of a goddess, that was once your ex.......except that when you were dating her all you seem to recall was somebody resembling Reggie Perrin's mother-in-law!

My dosh is on her next hubby being one of her current bodyguards!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006