Friday, December 22, 2006
A Tragic Christmas
Well, it’s the time of giving, they say. So let’s offer those gathered under the footballing holly what they really want…or need.
For Frank Rijkaard: a striker.
For Ronaldinho: a headband that does not require constant adjustment.
For Arsene Wenger: Dennis Bergkamp changing his mind about retirement.
For Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez: a one-way ticket, erm, anywhere.
For Sepp Blatter: a photo opportunity involving Pele, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho, a starving African child, and a trophy (doesn’t really matter which one).
For Jack Warner: a brief pamphlet entitled Conflicts of Interest: A Beginner’s Guide. A copy will also be sent to Frank Lowy.
For Danny Jordaan: a stadium or two.
For Craig Foster: a ticket to an actual, live, game of football.
For Ron Smith: a left-back.
For Terry Butcher: a full-back capable of completing a successful pass.
For Frank Farina: a striker who actually scores occasionally.
For Matt Carroll: a dartboard with “New Zealand Knights” emblazoned across it.
For Sean Sowerby: an old-fashioned “Press” hat, to be permanently attached.
For Graham Arnold: the removal of the word “caretaker” from English dictionaries everywhere.
Merry Christmas to all from TFT.
Steven Gerrard: Frank Lampard to suffer a career-ending injury.
Aaron Lennon: Steven Gerrard to move to central midfield in the English NT.
English NT Euro 2008 hopes: Both of the above.
Lawrie McKinna: An empty injury list.
Andrew Packer: A desperate shortage of right sided Queensland Roar players.
For Sheva: A bit of luck
For Ernie Merrick: A Grand Final win in front of 60,000+ at Telstra Dome
For Cristiano Ronaldo: Flippers and a snorkel.
For Jose Mourinho: Another league title.
Merry Christmas to all on The Football Tragic.
Here's hoping there's more grist to the mill next year, with a high point of praise around the 29th July.
Steve McClaren: A clue.
Lyon: A way past the CL QFs. A striker of note would be a nice start.
Also, what CMU said.
Martin Jol - Either Sean Wright-Phillips or Joe Cole.
Paul Robinson - Weight Watcher subscription and long-range radar device.
Arsenal FC - A stadium with atmosphere.
Gary Von Egmond - An A-League GF win.
Milan - A draw with Wigan or Portsmouth in the Inter-Toto Cup.
Chelsea - A selection of official receivers.
And I have pictures of him smiling Scary!!
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