Weblog: The football punter
It's a safe bet Di Canio will provide entertainment
IT'S not the greatest Sunday of football and while some people would
take that as an invite to do something other than watch the day's
action, I intend to take it simply as an invite to moan.
It goes without saying that the Old Firm derby is the highlight of the
Scottish football calendar but much of the excitement has been sucked out of this game by Rangers' plight.
I never thought I'd find myself feeling sorry for a team with 54
league championships but I do and I don't particularly look forward to either Celtic gloating about winning the title at Rangers or the Gers
gloating about delaying the inevitable.
There will hopefully be more enjoyable scenes in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, where I'm expecting Paolo Di Canio to lead his side to glory against Chesterfield.
If it wasn't the day of The Lord I'd be tempted to play a drinking
game where you down a shot every time the camera shows prickly Paolo shouting his head off about something.
Along with many others I've already waxed lyrical (whatever that
means) about Di Canio defying expectations and for all his flaws I'd
quite enjoy watching him bag a trophy at Wembley.
Actually, I'd quite like to watch him explode if he loses too.