Friday, 30 November 2007

Misplaced anger

Most of the shouting I did at the TV last night was not directed at players misplacing passes or Spurs' defensive ineptitude. Instead I reserved my biggest frustrations for the 'expert' asides during the commentary by David Pleat. I know he's famous for mispronunciation but last night he stepped up to a new level. Chimbonda and Jenas are not exactly tough names to get to grips with so why does he insist on saying CHIMBUMBA and JAYNAS? And why were they the only players he ever seemed to mention?

Maybe I shouldn't get angry. This guy is obviously not the full shilling. Here are a couple of things he has said in the past:
'He's got a brain under his hair.'
'If there are any managers out there with a bottomless pit, I'm sure that they would be interested in these two Russians.'
'He wasn't really trying to score with that shot.'
'He hits it into the corner of the net as straight as a nut'
'This is a real cat and carrot situation.'
'Eighty per cent of teams who score first in matches go on to win them. But they may draw some. Or occasionally.'

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