Cup? What cup?
Plenty of beer with two old work mates from London last night helped me over my Cup angst and this was followed by a good run out this morning playing 5-a-side, even though we got hammered.
Fortunately I don't see the back pages of the Sunday morning newspapers
here which will make my period of mourning less. But at least we weren't the only ones as it was quite a weekend for the underdog, nevertheless with teams such as Burnley, Nottm Forest, Brentford and Sheffield United all in the hat for the Quarter-Finals it doesn't make our defeat feel any better but of course replays could change all that and the four teams above might still read Blackburn, Tottenham, Southampton and Arsenal.
I was quick to throw my toys out of the pram yesterday
about Curbs tactics, he was clearly out thought by his opposite number and seemed helpless to do anything from the touchline to change our performance but he was very honest
afterwards and as anyone who reads What was the score?
regularly will know, I will not be joining the imbecile party and start screaming ridiculously for his head.
Right enough of staring at my navel, there are some interesting news items in the world of football today.
Firstly ex Spuds manager Jacques Santini has finally let it out of the bag why he left White Hart Lane. "They promised me a big apartment on the beach and I found myself 200m from the sea with a view of my neighbours,"
). Clearly he had never been to Tottenham before.
Those nice people on the board at Newcastle are doing their best for public relations again. Despite Sir Bobby Robson now happily ensconced at home with his pipe and slippers, deputy chairman Douglas Hall still feels the need to have a go. "We had to get rid of him, he would have got us relegated, there's nothing more certain, we were going down,"
). I bow to Mr Hall's superior knowledge of football that relegation is a certainty after 4 games.
Football trouble reared it's ugly this weekend with 33 arrests
after the Everton v Man U game yesterday. The BBC are getting blamed because they insisted that the game kick off at 5.30pm whilst there were different excuses at the Old Firm derby today. The game kicked off before the pubs opened but it still led to 30 arrests, 12 for "religious prejudice,"
). Maybe a couple of pints may have helped cool that situation?
And finally the Beckham's are nearer to their own little 5-a-side team, which clearly won't be sponsored by Mensa or Durex. Baby Cruz was born in Madrid today weighing in at 7lb. It was a nice touch by Vics & Becks to call their 3rd son something Spanish but maybe one of his teammates should have told them that it is a girls name!