So a new manager and a dull uninteresting game with little or no ambition shown. Picking a team with a centreforward in this day and age just smacks of trying to be too clever and Jose Mourinho is certainly someone who thinks he is very clever. When the highlight of the first half is a repeat of Jose looking for his pen you know that the game has been poor. The English media are utterly obsessed with him and its an utter wank fest the second he opens his mouth. Dont get me wrong his record is second to none and he wins things but this is a man who quite frequently talks utter nonsense and gets away with it. Ask members of the Reading Ambulance service what they think of him:
Bobby Charlton (who while being a miserable old sod from time to time, knows his football) had this to say:
“A United manager wouldn’t do that. Mourinho is a really good coach but that’s as far as I would go really.” this was on December 7th 2012 – Commentating on Mourinho gouging of the eye of Tito Vilanova, then Barcelona’s assistant coach, in the 2011 Spanish Super Cup.
For those who missed it here it is and if you didnt hear too much about it , that’s because it would have meant “special one” might have had to be rebranded by the adoring press pack as ” the snidey one who pokes a bloke in the eye from behind and runs off and hides behind a mass of people”.Not got quite the same ring to it has it?
While we are on the subject of lazy journos then here are some stats for Wayne Rooney last night: 4 Shots, 3 on target, 56 passes (75% accuracy). He made one tackle. This may be somewhat at odds with analysis after the match with Sky managing to turn an average performance in a poor game into some sort of superhuman feat although I can’t comment on what Jamie Carragher was saying as I still cant understand a word he is saying.
Last but by no means least talking of the “Special One” it would be wrong of me not to mention the Racing Posts Steve Palmer who managed to find an 80/1 winner at the weekend in the shape of Tommy Fleetwood. Palmer has had a spectacular month and is 127 points up in August (142 for the year). Thats the sort of stuff they will no doubt shout about on the front of the paper……. 😉