Whilst I am still over the proverbial moon after our penalty heroics yesterday afternoon, I do feel a little bit put out after watching 'The Sunday Supplement' on Sky Sports this morning. (My own fault, I know.) For those not familiar with the programme, it's a few journalists sat around the table drinking orange juice and discussing the latest football news and gossip.
Firstly I was disappointed, but not shocked that Alex Ferguson wants the FA Cup to have a seeding system. Although it has the obvious benefits for his own club by avoiding early round defeats by similar stature clubs, and giving themselves a clearer run at the trophy, it's also another way the 'Sky 4/5' try and influence everything to help themselves.
What really pissed me off though was they mentioned that Harry Redknapp would be the new England manager, David Moyes will or is being sounded out by Spurs and Jack Rodwell should go to Man.Utd as he is better than what they have got at the moment.
This was finished off with "Don't worry Everton fans, I'm sure Bill Kenwright will have something up his sleeve!"
Al Reddish, Posted 20/02/2011 at 11:41:41
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1 Posted 20/02/2011 at 15:12:27
2 Posted 20/02/2011 at 15:30:44
Sadly they only said 3 things about Everton.
1. Jack Rodwell will be leaving.
2. Everton are a selling club now.
3. Moyes will take over Spurs when Harry departs for England.
I was in a good mood after the FA Cup win but that really made me sad.
3 Posted 20/02/2011 at 15:37:02
So initially we were annoyed that no one had realized BK was ruining the club and now that people are talking about our financial dire straits we take that as an insult. We can't have it both ways.
4 Posted 20/02/2011 at 15:18:39
5 Posted 20/02/2011 at 15:48:13
6 Posted 20/02/2011 at 16:11:04
Maybe if he thinks we play poorly, he should wonder why he think Moyes is such a great manager, given that how we play is Moyes's responsibility.
Typical contradictory, hypocritical journos. Many of them are just self-serving professional liars for hire ? as much a part of the game in moving managers and players on as agents are.
7 Posted 20/02/2011 at 16:17:20
8 Posted 20/02/2011 at 16:24:39
I think we'll go there and win it without much of a problem. I think we where in more of a state earlier in the season than we are now tbh.
The good thing out the draw is the ManU v Arsenal match, at least we'll loose one of them.
Suddenly I am feeling much more confident than ever about our chances in this cup this season. Especially with the top 2 facing each other
9 Posted 20/02/2011 at 16:40:49
Hawwy won't be England's manager...he'll be in jail. His trial for tax avoidance starts next month. True, Spurs will be looking for a new manager, but Jordan will get that job. It will become a poisoned chalice after the rozzers take Hawwy down the steps at the back of the dock!
10 Posted 20/02/2011 at 16:51:14
As for Moyes to Spurs.... that won't happen. They have a history of playing attacking football and their supporters won't put up with his brand of dull negative "let's park the bus" type of football. But if they want him, I will gladly drive him there.
11 Posted 20/02/2011 at 16:47:33
I remember a mate at the time saying 'that's a really serious charge, he'll do a few years if he's guilty' and me thinking 'Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese let him get what Peter Sellers got in After The Fox.
(ie: "We the jury find the defendant INCREDIBLY guilty")
12 Posted 20/02/2011 at 16:56:57
I don't know why anybody watches Sky. Especially now that Star Trek has finished.
13 Posted 20/02/2011 at 16:51:38
"Its been a predicatable set of results in the cup today unless you consider Everton beating Chelsea as a giant killing"
On what planet does he think that was a giant killing?
14 Posted 20/02/2011 at 17:01:04
Hawwy was apparently miffed last week because his legal team failed to get the charges reduced.... so it must be serious.
He's a Vewy Naughty Boy!
15 Posted 20/02/2011 at 17:14:30
16 Posted 20/02/2011 at 17:27:05
17 Posted 20/02/2011 at 18:37:23
Re Sky, do we really expect anything different, it?s Sky 4 (or rather now 6; City and Tottenham) and the rest just make up the numbers. When most of the punters come from these clubs and the journalists are just sycophants under instructions to endorse the Sky brand.
18 Posted 20/02/2011 at 19:29:39
19 Posted 20/02/2011 at 20:15:22
Journos like those on Sky are wind bags who like the sound of their own voices far too much. Most of them are part of the Murdoch machine which is poisonous, right wing and elitist. Therefore, your first mistake was getting Sky and your second was watching it.
Moyesy the family man moving to London to manage Spurs? Cannot see it myself.
Lastly, I doubt Redknapp will go to jail. Spurs will pay his legal fees and help him get off. However, given that he might leave Spurs in over a year, they might want to expose him to enough scandalous gossip to stop the FA employing him.
20 Posted 20/02/2011 at 20:35:38
I Sky + it every Sunday (cos the kids are always watching cartoons) and every week it's the SKY 4 or APPY ARRY who get mentioned the most.
The only comments we've had are ones like "Everton have a great chairman and are the blueprint for how a Prem club should be run".
My arse to all that shite.
It's a crap programme, just a way for the journos to buy into Sky's "Prem invented football" dream, which is a shame as it used to be a good watch YEARS AGO!
21 Posted 20/02/2011 at 21:15:55
So the ref should have booked Neville after he scored the winning penalty? Erm... What???
22 Posted 20/02/2011 at 22:17:59
23 Posted 20/02/2011 at 22:28:16
Radio 5 Live yesterday. Build up to the game. Man Utd v Crawley, Man Utd v Crawley, Man Utd v Crawley. Half time? Man Utd v Crawley, Man Utd v Crawley, Man Utd v Crawley.
Front page of the Sunday Times Sports pages? Man Utd v Crawley. I couldn't give a fuck about Crawley Town, there's no romance in it, they're the Chelsea / City of their league.
James (8) - we've got a thing called a tie against Reading to get through before you can start talking about City. Besides, I've got a gut feeling Villa will turn them over. One step at a time.
Yesterday was a fantastic result but the fact that we had to rely on a full back for a goal from a set piece says it all. We used up all our lucky strikes at Stamford Bridge and are going to struggle in the league and Cup from now until May. Let enjoy it for now though ? a brilliant, memorable, afternoon.
24 Posted 20/02/2011 at 22:35:03
I watched the game online and at one point in the first half, one of the commentators actually said "come on Chelsea"! I was thinking, "Fucking hell, mate, will you do the Munich plane thing when Chelsea play Man Ttd too?"
25 Posted 20/02/2011 at 23:29:48
http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/affederation/federation/81/42/36/lotg_en.pdf (page 35)
Obviously I would not have wanted Neville to be booked but the ref technically could have.
I'd also suggest Chiles was not implying that Everton beating Chelsea was a giant killing.
As to Harry, they're pretty serious charges by the sounds of it!
26 Posted 21/02/2011 at 07:23:20
After internationals it has for a long time been customary for players to swap shirts. I remember Alf Ramsey banned the England players from swapping shirts until after they went down the tunnel.
27 Posted 21/02/2011 at 14:06:59
Buy a decent paper and make up your own mind.
28 Posted 21/02/2011 at 14:08:24
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