Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
" and miles to go before we sleep'
I stared at the screen blankly…angry…very angry…a lump forming in my throat…as the Blues celebrated their win…(Rio celebrated by kicking a stewardess)…for a second the old foto of JT holding aloft the EPL trophy flashed in front of my eyes and I was back to my usual self.
We lack strikers. Quality finishers inside the box who can hold the ball in Middle third and let the wingers and withdrawn striker run into the box. We probable need a Berbatov, a Heitinga or maybe a Kun Aguero.our ball-holding capability in the final third can be written on the back side of postage stamp with room to spare. Instead of 1 tall strong striker pulling atleast 2 defenders (preferably also their CDM) towards him, we have Rooney( Mutton-headed lump of lard), a Misplaced Dhakai bangal( Saha) and a specialist withdrawn forward ( Tevez ) in the team.
By now,it’s a well-known and well-documented fact that Rooney is useless against proper holding defences of
Saha…ahahahahahahahahha…even I am fitter than him. Any world-class ( ! ) striker who gets injured while warming up for matches should just take Buladi`s advice and stick to playing Ludo…Sell him…to Sunderland. Keano will wipe the floor with his ass, and then Saha might be fit to play.
Tevez is more of a ball-winner, someone in the terrier mold, one who will keep on running at the Left back and the central defenders till they commit a mistake, a small error in judgement and Tevez wil score…a real 110% guy on the field, he ranks right up there with Fletch, Sheasy and Wes Brown. Not spectacular, but his work rate will put any winger/ Attacking Medio to shame.
Options for Old Man;
1. Kun Aguero- his form for Athletico Madrid has already been earning him rave reviews from pundit s and opposition coaches,so much so that Chelsea is already lining up a $35 Mil bid for him to be their 7th striker( another Steve Sidwell).If we can get him,nothing like it.Poacher.Period.
Pros : Poacher, can conjure goals from anywhere in the box, UCL/ UEFA Cup experience.
Cons: lack of consistency, unproven in EPL.
2. Dimitar Berbatov : the tall Bulgarian with the Superb ball skills has been one of the reasons Spurs managed to win the League Cup. A fantastic season with Werder
Pros: Proven EPL record, stint with Werder
Cons: very expensive. Perceived to be slow and not suited for the fast united Game,bit moody and brooding, not a perfect team man.
3.Wesley Sneijder: If we manage to pry away this gifted Dutchman from Real Madrid, which wont be very difficult( they overhaul things every March..a la Tom Ford at Gucci ), we can have a first rate attacking medio who can take proper chipped freekicks from 35-40 yards out in the right,( That Boy manages the left ) will run at defences and also run box-to-box to break up attacks .
Pros: big team temperament, awesome stamina.
Cons: too expensive, where will Carrick and Anderson go ?