Were going for a big outsider gamble on this one!
My original thought with this league was to back Boston
given the signings they made early pre-season(Lilley,Kirk
etc.).However subsequent information about the finanacial
aspect of the club make me back off them a bit and also
the fact that Derek Lilley has moved back up north and
been replaced by Jason Lee who may struggle makes me think
they are just a tad short in the betting.But who do you
back against them?. Several excellent ankle-breaker
tackles from the Umbongans early doors but, eventually
Avery John paid the ultimate for that. Having made it to
half-time on level terms, they rode their luck – with
Carlos Edwards having an absolute blinder and Marcus
Allback missing about four stone-wall sitters. And when
Cornell Glen smashed one against the bar one started to
wonder if a genuine shock was on the cards.
Best possible result for the World Cup at this stage -
magnifico. Everybody in the world's got a new second
favourite team. They'll be dancing in the streets of
Port-of-Spain tonight. Well, they dance in the streets
of Port-of-Spain every night, but you know what I mean.
Kind of puts England's narrow victory into perspective.
Looked around for an alternative and the overpriced team
given their pre-season signings etc are Jan Molby's KIDDERMINSTER
HARRIERS at around 150/1.Could be a complete shot in the
dark and therefore useless but I had a look at their website
to see how they have done this pre-season and it seems
Jan Molby has been busy in the transfer market to bring
in players who will be able to better last season's position
and I will take a gamble on them.
At least, if they have a good start then a possible
trading position might ensue which allows me to get my
cash back. That had pretty much everything. An Orange
revolution in the streets of Hamburg (can't wait to see
them play the Dutch next week). Riquleme's poncy golden
boots. David Pleat talking b0ll0cks as usual. Dodgy
Argie barnets. Crespo a-go-go (till he gone-gone).
Controversy. Bad African goalkeeping. Drogba elbowing
Heinze in the mush. Some halfway decent refereeing, for
once. And more skill than Skilful Jack McSkill, winner
of the Mr Skill competition. And that was just the first
Mind you, those shots of Maradonna in the crowd would
seem to indict that dear old Diego has been taking the
phrase “Ich bin eine Hamburger” slightly too seriously.
By Hell, but that Pleat is a fraud, isn't he? What is he
supposed to be an “expert” on, exactly? Relegation?
Every time he talks about “penetration”, it’s really
hard not to start cracking some pretty obvious jokes.
David Pleat passing expert opinions on Argentina -
that’s the equivalent of someone from the local amateur
dramatic society introducing the Oscars.
I was out of my seat when Drogba scored – what a shame
the Coasties have found themselves in this of all
groups. Anywhere else and I think they’d be certs for