His goals were the two best long range goals I've seen scored at landsdowne road. There really isn't a lot of competition.
The two best ever long-range goals scored at Lansdowne are Ashley Grimes against Spain in the Euro 84 qualifiers, and Hans Dorfner for West Germany in the 1990 friendly where Jack Charlton humiliated Liam Brady in public. When Grimes's one flew into the top corner, there was a split-second of absolute silence, because no one could believe it had actually happened.
Jonny Evans's display this evening was like a piece of performance art. Extremely self-indulgent performance art, though then again I'm not sure there's any other kind.
One of the linesmen looked young enough to be the other one's son.
the reading-man united game is a farce. i'm watching the second half of bayern-dortmund now, it's like watching a different sport. the premier league has gone to shit.
True, only Rooney and Van Persie would arguably get into the 2008 and 2009 sides based on current form, and yet they've contrived to be 10 points clear of third place. The one possible saving grace is that Rooney, Fletcher, Anderson and Jones all have the potential to play the holding role, but none are options worthy of contemplation potentially facing Bayern or Real in the spring. Of course, cosmopolitanism has been indispensable to a European ascent, but have stop-gap foreign appointments proven a glass ceiling for English coaching aspirants?
West Brom lost the chance to go third, and lost to stoke.
I'm increasingly convinced that a West Brom fan offended God at some point, and making West Brom continually, and inexplicably, fail against Stoke was His response. It's not a rational belief, but I'm struggling to find one to understand the sequence of results. God, being merciful, throws in one West Brom win per decade as a sop to all the innocent victims also being tortured as a side-effect of this punishment.
And the Brendalution trundles on with a 1-0 win over southampton. They are now only 2 points behind arsenal.
And Stoke are above the pair of them...
[Yes, as are West Brom, Everton, Swansea and West Ham. Don't care that much about those teams, though.]
Perhaps because I want to avoid the endless repeats of David Beasant saving that fucking penalty tomorrow, I'll be paying more attention to the ding-dong Dingle derby. Apparently last time they played in the league, 12 Burnley fans were sentenced to a total of 32 years; most of them will be out for tomorrow's game ...