So, KGB Fulham has turned into a London version of Athletico Madrid in the Jesus Gill era. You’ll remember Gill – if the manager didn’t win the league in six weeks he was out.
Mr Absent Abramovich now takes a similar view clearly, and is seeking to move on managers faster than the Tiny Totts.
Sadly this comes at a moment when some Arsenal fans are seeking to replace the Lord Wenger. With whom? Scholari?
Scholari is a decent manager – although one who is unduly influenced by astrology. He did win the world cup as manager of Brazil though, which is not a bad start on the CV. And even though most of us disliked the “special uno” there is no doubt he knew how to manage. Remember what he did for Porto?
The insanity of four teams all believing that “we are going win the league this year” and that anything less is unacceptable seems to be gripping everyone, and quite clearly it is non-sustainable. Manchester Bankrupt are managing to stay on top because Sir Alex F-Word is untouchable – and he will drive Manchester further into bankruptcy knowing that he can walk away in a year or so, as the absolute hero, leaving the rest to pick up the pieces.
And what pieces they will be. Fragments more like. Meanwhile Liverpool Weetabix can only survive with the Arabs in total control – and we need only look at Manchester Arab to see what that means. KGB Athletico Chelsea can only live if Absent Abramovich puts more money in, which he will not. Aston “hold your head” Villa can only survive as long as the refs agree to ignore their cheating. (We saw the effect of their action on Sunday when the dopey ref refused to take action about Clichy covered in blood. I’ve never seen Tott fans as vampires but their baying shows how the origins of that club are clearly Transylvanian.
This is a world in turmoil, and it is a world in which we urgently need a dose of sanity.
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There is a reality out there – for me it is simply not the one offered by most of the other clubs in the EPL.
(c) Tony Attwood 2009
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