Report by Gerry McDonnell
I’ve never ever been a excellent fan of Steve McClaren, but it is wholly unfair to place the blame for the death of English football at the feet of one hapless individual. Personally, I maintain Frank Lampard solely accountable.
The great and the good of the world of punditry, and David Platt, have all been fast to defend the tubby midfielder, claiming that criticism is unjustified.
These washed-up has-beens have naturally forgotten his very poor latest performances, his need for respect rather than throwing his fingers up, Frank Tv, protracted contract negotiations, the 9/11 bevvy-up, the ‘these are my people’ line, the undignified Hammer-bashing, the ‘Super Goals’ advert and the Jamie Redknapp connection.
The woeful nationwide anthem is also a contributory element to our demise. I don’t genuinely realize why we want to shell out homage to Ashley Cole.
Looking ahead, we really should introduce a more upbeat tune that will help maintain Frank Lampard’s feet on the ground. ‘Lip up Fatty’ suits the bill completely. I can’t preserve quiet about the 11/four for a draw among Middlesbrough and Chelsea.
Right after a dreadful begin to the period with Bolton, small Sammy Lee is now searching for a new profession. I suppose he could often turn out to be a jockey, like Ashley Cole. I’m not horsing around with the 2/nine for an Arsenal win about Bolton.
Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez are not a striking partnership, in a lot more approaches than one particular. Aston Villa are an absolute beast in front of their individual supporters, they look overpriced at four/1 to land the shock.
The Royals really appreciated their trip to Blackburn last season it was almost certainly funded by the tax-payer. Rovers have certainly improved since then, whilst Reading through have gone backwards like a drunken crab. I’ll happily consider eight/11 about a Blackburn facet on the up.
Fulham are a good deal like Princess Diana. They looked very good for a although, but they’ve hit a wall. After six video games without having a win, a home match versus Derby will reverse their fortunes at three/4.
It is not been a excellent week for Ashley Cole. The controversial defender faces a prolonged spell out of the game, as his cushions no longer match his drapes. A defeat for Tottenham at Newcastle will spell curtains for Martin Jol a difficult earned level might be ample to prolong the agony at 23/ten.
Steve Bruce has demanded encounter-to-confront talks with Carson Yeung. The billionaire is no mug although he’s bringing a few of paper bags with him. There is no disguising the fact that Manchester City are a lock at 3/five at house to Birmingham.
Benjani has now additional targets to his repertoire: it now is made up of objectives. The 8/five for a Pompey win over Wigan is anything you ever needed in a football bet, and a little bit much more.
I’m not positive if I acquire this new cuddly simple-heading persona of Roy Keane. It wouldn’t surprise me if the Sunderland supervisor was seen keeping a hammer on the touchline, ideally Craig Bellamy. West Ham can send Keano nearer to the edge at ten/11.
The Merseyside derby is possibly the toughest nut to crack on the weekend coupon. I honestly do not know which set of supporters will be bragging at operate on Monday morning possibly because the question is fundamentally flawed. I can’t select a hole in the nine/4 for a draw among Everton and Liverpool.
I only desire that footballers could comply with the illustration of their rugby playing counterparts. Even though in fairness, Ashley Cole is performing his bit. The English rugby crew are shoo-ins at even money with a 9 level start in opposition to South Africa in the Planet Cup last.
Lewis Hamilton has the earth at his feet, not like Frank Lampard, who has to depend on updates from valuable associates. The 2/five for young Lewis clinching the drivers’ championship is much more than fair.
I think it’s time for the Frank Lampard bashing to cease. Nobody likes to see a extra fat child get constantly bullied, except if it has comedy worth. Arsenal, Blackburn, Fulham, Man City and West Ham type a ten/one weekend accer whose worth is past question.
About the Author
Gerry McDonnell dabbles in football odds compilation, journalism and orphan rescue.