Quote of the Day

Posted by on Aug 1, 2010 in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

“What a difference a game makes… David James’ last competitive match was England’s World Cup clash against Germany – seen by millions. His next competitive (we use the word loosely) match after joining Bristol City is Millwall at home. Former Three Lions to the Lions in one swoop. Marvellous.”

Saturday’s Sun (don’t ask why I was reading it – not sure myself) reacts to the news of David James’ move to Bristol City by belittling the Championship. Because of course, as we all know (and as the likes of the Sun and Sky Sports tell us), the Premier League is the Greatest League in the World and football at any other level just isn’t competitive.

Twats. And, just for the record, I don’t use the word loosely.

Ben
Ben is a long-suffering Newcastle Utd supporter (is there any other kind?) who co-founded and co-wrote Black & White & Read All Over, a blog that, over the course of a decade, chronicled the ups, downs, chaos and calamity of the club he has the misfortune to follow. Since the blog hung up its boots in May 2014 (note: not as a mark of respect for Shola Ameobi leaving St James’ Park), he has contented himself with sporadic, splenetic Twitter outbursts and shamefully rare contributions to The Two Unfortunates. He is currently haunted by visions of Joe Kinnear returning to the club for a third spell and pondering whether he’ll live to see another victory over the Mackems, but at least has a cardboard coathanger with Robert Lee’s head on it for consolation.

5 Comments

  1. Stanley
    August 1, 2010

    Funnily enough, that was exactly my reaction. Followed by the sight of said rag hitting the wall opposite my chair. It may be a step down for James, but I'm damn sure that both teams will put up more of a fight for the victory on Saturday than his England colleagues did at any point during the last World Cup.

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  2. Ben
    August 1, 2010

    So I wasn't alone in flinging the paper across the room! Good to know.

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  3. Seeing Red
    August 2, 2010

    This would be the same newspaper who bleat on about needing to bring good, young Britsh players through to make our national teams more competitive, and yet ridicule the lower leagues, which have produced young talent like Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Joe Ledley, Fabian Delph etc. in recent years. The mind boggles.

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  4. gerschenkron
    August 2, 2010

    Funnily enough, I was reading Mein Kampf the other day and found its advice on the how to organize society to be somewhat against my taste.

    Don't buy the Scum!

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  5. Ben
    August 2, 2010

    Gershenkron: In my defence (lame, admittedly), I didn't buy it – it was lying around.

    Seeing Red: Absolutely. Idiocy of the highest order.

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