Saturday, 24 May 2008

Football is harsh

The BBC's Phil McNulty, echoing Pat Nevin, has today's news from Chelsea well summed up: "It is a sign of the cut-throat nature of the modern game that a decent, dignified man [Avram Grant] is sacked three days after missing out on club football's biggest honour by the width of a post and on the Premier League title on the last day of the season." Next up, it'll probably be Gus Hiddink at Stamford Bridge, then.

Meanwhile, well done to Queen of the South for a superb performance in the Scottish Cup Final. After a disappointing first half, and back at 2-2, they might just have snatched it from Rangers. But it was not to be. Congratulations to Hull City, too, for nabbing next season's automatic relegation place in the English Premier League.

Life is harsh. Football no less, especially in the upper eschelons.

1 comment:

Kenny said...

I suspect that "The Special One" may well return to Stamford Bridge. A former Aberdeen man grabbing the winner for Hull is ominous! I remember a former Motherwell and Celtic player grabbing the winner for Derby last season. (Ex SPL players are bad news!) I mean, look what happened next at Derby...

And finally.... roll on the Euro Finals! With no Scotland team to agonise over, and no English commentators telling us that England can still win this, I'm looking forward to a feast of footie!