Hi Bluenoses, everywhere.
After being deluged with Wayne Rooney stuff all week I went off to my international break weekend in sunny Glasgow. Here the name of our new manager was as relevant as the old one and no-one and no media were the slightest bit interested. On Friday my visit to Hampden Park was a fabulous experience where I trod in the steps of where Jude Bellingham had trodden only a week or so before. The evening sent me to Motherwell’s Fir Park where Scotland under 21/s put on an excellent display beating Hungary 3-1. The only negative from the day was that I fell apex over base when leaving the ground, bruising my hip arms and cracking a rib. The stewards were more concerned with people tripping over me than my condition. Pulled to my feet in excruciating pain I refused to show this and rushed off to the station.
On Saturday still in difficulty I bought a £5 ticker to sunny Greenock and inonly 35 minutes I was whisked away to 1958. Cappielow Park the home of Morton was a throw back to the old days where terraces abound and crowds only just make the four-figure mark. Trying the pies was a must and I chose that famous Scottish Delicacy THE KEBAB AND CURRY PIE. It was the highlight of my trip. Morton defeated Kielty Hearts 4-1 and money’s worth was had by all.
After a 2 hour cruise around Loch Lomond with still no mention of Wayne Rooney this relaxing time gave me time to contemplate the upsurge of Americanization of BCFC.
I managed to Tune into the Tilton Talk show on my return journey and I must say those on the panel were excellent in their analysis of the situation. I myself had a more balanced view.. The incoming group are top names in the game. Maybe they are not my favourite characters. but I am not going to suggest they do not know what they are doing.
The gaffer’s wage has been reported as being 3 times that of John Eustace. One assumes that the coaching staff would also have that kind of increase on what came before. I think that the three-year project that we were hoping Jon Eustace was working on, has now been binned. John looked well on the way of achieving the plan if not this year, then by the next. I can’t believe the Americans want to pay 3 times more for work to take twice as long. I think the pro Wayne brigade and those no so keen will demand serious attacks on at least a playoff position this season.
This must be the most Birmingham City has been talked about by so many different sources in a time slot that not a ball has been kicked in anger. Middlesbrough has a varied series of results for us over the last few years. The past matters not one jot. Its time for young Wayne to begin his own sequences We all wish you well.
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God Bless you all
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