Writer: J P Fear
Date:Sunday March 18 2007
Attendance: 42 551
I had a dream once you know? Yeah, I'll share it with you.
Believe it or not in this dream, football used to be played on a Saturday at 3pm and a Wednesday night at 7.45pm. You'll never believe it, the dream gets even more far fetched. Those of us who wanted to were allowed to stand up, we could keep our bottle tops on our drinks and were able to sing loudly - throughout a game.
What a laugh!
Oh, and the dream also had players who cared for the game, you know, really loved what they were doing. They were allowed to tackle (technical term, where one player was able to get the ball off an opponent), push and show passion. They weren't paid £40000 a week but that didn't seem to matter, they gave 110% on the pitch, never moaned about being tired, certainly didn't prance about with puffy diamond earrings and bling watches, but boy oh boy, could these fella's play. It was a real mans game then.
And the game today?
Not one incident of note. Barry and Carew tried and Bellend had a couple of chances due to his pace but apart from that, both teams were dire, no real desire, certainly no passion and that was translated into a deathly quiet atmosphere.
I cannot believe how poor Liverpool were and how people rant and rave about good-in-one-in-five-Steve-Gerrard I'll never know. If that is world class then there is hope for me yet. The game was just boring, ok I'd have taken a draw before the game but come on, this isn't a cheap sport, surely we deserve a bit of entertainment, or at least more than 2 shots on target? It can't be that hard can it?
I rambled before I left this morning Have a sinking feeling about today and have a sinking feeling about having a sinking feeling. Fed up with going to a game knowing the odds are totally stacked against us! Thought we'd see major improvements this season and just hope and pray next season with some new signings brings those changes, as this can't carry on. 2 wins in 18 games is sh*te by anyone's standards. Jeez, I really have got out of the bed on the wrong side. Still, everytime I give up we do well, so lets hope for a win today!
But no win was ever on the cards, to win a game you actually need to shoot, something both teams forgot.
Entertainment? 0 out of ten.
Skill? 0 out of ten.
Passion? 0 out of ten.
You get the picture.
That will do, nothing else to say about the game, if they can't be bothered, then nor can I!
I feel sorry for the people behind the scenes at Villa, they try to tempt people back, we get a sell out and then there is that sort of a performance that will put off about 5000 of the floating fans from bothering again this season.
I don't know, maybe I'm just in a bad mood today, but to think I let my mom down for that, makes me kinda mad.
Best bit of the game? The drive home, I put on Guns and Roses loud and imagined I was Lewis Hamilton, now there is someone who is dedicated to his sport!
Match ratings? Nah, lets not put ourselves through that agony.
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Date:Sunday March 18 2007
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|16. Crystal Palace||16||3||6||7||-5||15|
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