Chelsea are pish
I saw an interview on Saturday with Alan Curbishley which indicated he may decide to make an offer for Chicagoan Jonathon Spector at the end of the season. In Spector's absence United have signed defender Patrice Evra and any price will depend a lot how he fairs in this summer's World Cup, although his place in the US squad is still unsure and it is unknown whether Fergie would even consider parting with him.
I for one was excited by his arrival pre-season, not only because he is from Chicago, but because he came with a great pedigree. However he got injured, then was absolutely awful when he came in at left-back, but in the last few games he has shown great maturity and potential. We will wait and see.
One loanee, who looks like he probably won't even make our end of season collapse is Alexei Smertin
. He was recently injured (yeah right!), played for Russia in the week, very well I understand too, and in front of watching scouts and then missed his flight back to Heathrow. Probably pinged a hamstring at the check-in! Excuse me for being an old cynic, but well?
The Charlton ladies won the League Cup today beating Arsenal 2-1. Wyn was there
. Playing with girls on a Sunday morning (sic) in a co-ed indoor league has made me more appreciative of women's football but in the US the game is very acceptable and well covered by the media, which is a long way from where it is at home.
Finally, speaking to my son today, who is 6. We had a conversation that went like this:
Him: "My friend gave me a Chelsea t-shirt."
Me: "What are you going to do with that?"
Him: "Am going to put in my bedroom drawer."
Me: "Not going to wear it then?"
Him: "Oh no, I told my friend that Chelsea are pish. I support Charlton and England Daddy like you."
6 years old, and he has more sense than Scott Parker!