Championship Letters 7: Raheem Sterling as Pip

Posted by on Mar 1, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Fifteen year old Raheem Sterling’s plucking from QPR’s ranks by mighty Liverpool brings to mind the arrival of a wide eyed Philip Pirrip aka Pip on London streets after his formative years roaming the Kentish marshes in Great Expectations. There is no word that Sterling has ever encountered any Magwitch type characters, but the White City Estate adjacent to Loftus Road has enjoyed a fearsome reputation in days of yore. Let’s hope he fares better than another high profile teenage acquisition by the Reds, that of Wayne Harrison back in 1985.

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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