Championship Letters 5: Neil Warnock as the Cyclops

Posted by on Feb 15, 2010 in Uncategorized | One Comment

Rafa Benitez’s unlikely recent defence of the one eyed tendency among managers has only served to remind us of the prevailing habit among Premier League bosses to see things only from their own point of view. The humble Championship, by contrast, is mercifully bereft of this selfism. Fans of the cult of the individual are nonetheless still well served by the presence in the managerial phalanx of one Neil Warnock. The ex-Gainsborough Trinity boss sees Crystal Palace’s current problems from a perspective that would do justice to that legend of Greek mythology, the primordial race of giants, the Cyclops. Neil was equally bemused by Leicester City going into administration a few years ago, although his take on matters was quite different then.

Rob Langham
Rob Langham (pen name: Lanterne Rouge) is co-founder of the defiantly non-partisan football league blog, The Two Unfortunates, a website that occasionally strays into covering issues of wider importance. He's 47 and lives in Oxford while retaining his boyhood support of Reading FC. He tweets as @twounfortunates and has written for a number of websites and publications including The Football Attic, The Inside Left, When Saturday Comes, In Bed with Maradona, Futbolgrad and The Blizzard as well as being nominated for the Football Supporters' Federation Blogger of the Year Award in 2013.

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  1. Lloyd
    February 16, 2010

    I know that this was written before last weekend, so it seems quite apt that Warnock's done us proud again: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/fa_cup/8515503.stm

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