23 October, 2006

Football - Chomp

Tottenham Hotspur 1, West Ham United 0 (upper central incisor)

Well done Jermain Defoe for putting the (ahem) bite into Tottenham's attack. Jermain, struggling in front of goal (just one away from 100 in all club matches), appeared to take a bite at West Ham's Argentine "Rent-a-Player" Javier Mascherano in yesterday's 1-0 win.

All in all, it was a scrappy little affair which Spurs should have won comfortably but for another 90 minutes of missed chances.

This is becoming a familiar story. Despite five games undefeated since the 3-0 drubbing by Liverpool, Spurs are failing to kill off matches. Against Besiktas in last week's UEFA Cup match, Robbie Keane, in particular, was guilty of wasting gilt edged chances.

Three tests coming up that should see Tottenham's goal shy strikers find their boots.
  • Wednesday sees a Carling Cup clash at Milton Keynes Dons.
  • Spurs travel to Vicarage Road to play winless Watford on Saturday in the Premier League.
  • Next week, it's European football at the Lane as Club Brugge come to N.17.
Now's the time to start clicking, improving performances AND winning.

Meanwhile, Martin Jol called Defoe's alleged bite a "comical nibble". With that and Didier Zakora's flagrant diving, Donutball is not impressed with Tottenham's downward disciplinary path. Reminds us of the early days of Arsene "I did not see the incident where my player drove a Sherman tank over the opposition" Wenger up the Arse.

Just make sure you brush and floss after each Mascherano, Jermain.

22 October, 2006

World Series - Game 1

A power failure meant I missed watching Game 1 of the World Series, re-shown on NASN this morning.

The last time the Tigers met the Cardinals in the World Series, my team made the League final...and lost.

12 October, 2006


Went AWOL for awhile: been busy with this and that. A few details can be found over here.


Don't blame Paul Robinson for England's 2-0 defeat to Croatia. Blame the other ten players and the clueless coach. Donutball already told you that Steve "Steve" McLaren was the wrong man for the job. Doesn't help if most of his players are overrated and big headed. Nevermind Wayne Rooney's troubles, it's players like Gerrard, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand and even captain John Terry who are stinking up the place.

This is not the answer. We told you it might happen.

Nice timing with the announcement of the shortlist for FIFA Player of the Year. Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard? More like Playa of the year.