Friday 29 February 2008
Wednesday 27 February 2008
John Aldridge amongst others is convinced that the loss of Paco has been a crucial point in the poor consistency of the team:
“A lot of people are getting the wrong idea of what’s happening. You can look back to when Paco Ayesteran went a couple of months ago, Rafa’s right-hand man, I think that’s got a massive bearing on it.
“He’s holding the fort on his own without a right-hand man. He’s working very hard on his own and under very difficult circumstances and I think he needs a bit of help right now.”
I was surprise to learn that Paco was the Director of Football at Real Sociedad since January this year and more surprised to learn that he had already left the post when it became apparent the club President was going to be the one making decisions on Chris Coleman's replacement.
The reasons behind Paco's departure seem to have been well protected in the months since, so maybe I'm grasping at straws. It would be pretty great though .
Tuesday 26 February 2008
Friday 22 February 2008
Thursday 21 February 2008
Monday 18 February 2008
Friday 15 February 2008
Thursday 14 February 2008
His run for mayor seems based solely on claims that he'll fix everyhting that's wrtong in London. Today's targets are petty criminals, last month it was teen gangs. In a way I wouldn't mind seeing him get the job and hearing his response when crime doesn't stop.
I have no great affiliation for Ken Livingstone but Johnson seems to think no-one else has ever tried to make things better. Get real.
Stick to charity football games ...
...actually, no don't.
Tuesday 12 February 2008
- If the arbitration suggests the removal of Teddy Holland from his position as Senior football manager, then their hands are clean and they have not gone back on their appointment.
- If the players do not also agree to the arbitration, it is likely the tide of public support may begin to wane, as it will appear the players want the conflict to continue.
My sympathy has been with the players for the simple reason that a patch-work management team will lead inevitably to divided dressing room. The coach is the one who takes the blame and needs control of his entire squad (playing and coaching) in order to get things done.
These players play to win. The results are their to be seen in both codes in recent years. So lets give them the stable footing they need and deserve - and get the rebels back on the field again.
Sunday 10 February 2008
For #23 I am mixing it up a bit. As the West Wing is one of my favourite shows I have taken two of the regular cast and pitted them against each other. .I have seen both in more than one movie so it's not a crazy ask.
#23: Allison Janney (CJ Cregg) to Tim Matheson (VP John Hoynes)
Daniel Day Lewis continued his march towards seemingly inevitable Oscar glory at the BAFTA's last night, adding that to his Screen Actor's Guild award. Click here for a full set of results. The top prizes went to:
Winner: Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
Winner: Marion Cotillard - La Vie En Rose
Winner: Javier Bardem - No Country For Old Men
Winner: Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton
Winner: No Country For Old Men - Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Winner: Juno - Diablo Cody
Monday 4 February 2008
Now it seems this has spread to the world of F1. The picture below is a pretty sad indictment of the Spanish public - in this case Lewis Hamilton was the focus of their unwanted opinions.
There is a good article in today's Guardian about an on-going protest by hackers, who have waged war on the organisations online profile. Global protests to follow.