Weblog: The football punter
Banking on Bayern
WELL it’s been a pretty quiet week on the football front.
Manchester City score twice in injury-time, as you do, to win the Premier League on the final day of the season and since then we have seen two Premier League managers - Alex McLeish and King Kenny - get the boot aswell as the announcement of the England squad for the European Championship.
Ole Gunner Solskjaer is apparently the hot tip to take over at Aston Villa after one good year in Norway and I have to say I am not so sure he will be able to Molde a team together. Anyway, OGS will be great for the final five but who will do the work for him for the first 85 minutes?
Meanwhile, it seems like Kenny Dalglish is the only bloke not getting a interview for this Liverpool vacancy with the so-called clueless Yanks talking to as many as 12 people about the hotseat. The shame in that eh? Interviewing lots of people to try to find the best candidate. That’s no way to run a business.
And the less said about that England squad the better. Never mind the threat of hooligans and racists, maybe we should all stay at home just to save on the embarrassment of being sent home pointless.
Anyway, apparently there is some decent football on Saturday and it all looks fairly predictable to me with Bayern winning the Champions League on home soil against Chelsea.
No doubt that will be music to the ears of Blues supporters everywhere. I think I have tipped against them in just about every round of the Champions League so far but this is Chelsea, this is the Champions League and they never win it.
Something always goes wrong. First we had that nightmare Norwegian ref, then a slippery penalty spot in Moscow and now Michel Platini is letting Bayern play at home. It's a conspiracy.