Weblog: The football punter
Useless Moyes stats are driving me crazy
THERE'S definitely a case for thinking we're trying to Americanise the beautiful game.
When I say ‘we', I obviously don't mean me, or Mrs B who's far too busy cutting up my shirts these days to worry over football's future shape. Though she does have a pang of sympathy for Port Vale ‘cos doubtless it's upset Robbie Williams and it doesn't seem to take much for the Take That warbler to go into a spiral of misery.
Anyway, the beautiful game. So Didier Drogba scores at the weekend and it's 5-6 your choice whether it's the fact that it's his 100th Premier League goal or that he's become the top-scoring African in the league that is the most spellbindingly interesting stat.
Hold on a minute. Surely the fact that it was the only goal, earned Chelsea three precious points and saved Roberto (sorry Robbie) Di Matteo his job for a few hours are slightly more significant.
And then there was all that rubbish about David Moyes's ten years at the helm which seemed to completely overshadow Everton's spawny win over Spurs. TV interviewers were so busy blowing out candles they forgot to grill him on how woeful his side played. Then again we'll find that out on Tuesday at Liverpool - except of course that there's a tenth anniversary celebration to be further endured, sorry enjoyed. Did you not know? Yeah, it'sten years since Everton boss David Moyes, the Everton manager, took over at Everton. I know. It's great news isn't it? I wonder if it'll get a mention or two on the telly.
Perhaps Sky can come up with a stat on how many miles he's walked from the dressing room to the dug-out during those ten years. Now that'd be something else to look forward to.
The only stat you need to worry about is that Bradford are overpriced to win at Wimbledon. There. Happy anniversary.