Sunday, 4 May 2008

Getting the message across

Although Manchester City are finishing their season with two away games, it's good to see that Blues fans are very visibly telling Sven Goran Eriksson they want him to stay, and Thaksin Shinawatra where to go. Whatever the outcome, the Thai ex-PM can't have failed to get the message, which has been beamed around the world. The Swede showed his gratitude in a quiet and dignified way, as you'd expect. But he's not being drawn into the politics surrounding his likely sacking ahead of talks with the owner next month, believing that diplomacy rather than inflicted embarrassment is his only (slim) chance of survival.


Fr Kenny said...

No, his politically brilliant manner is simply a way of telling other owners of other, (bigger?) clubs that they wouldn't have any problem with him slagging off the board or executive in any future employment! Cynical? Moi?

Simon Barrow said...

Well, I'm sure you're right about that, Kenny! He's a decent as well as shrewd man though. Which is why I feel for him - though you'll rightly point out that with squillions in his bank account, there's not too much need there ;) Sorry Thistle didn't turn Gers over, btw. Good luck next season.