Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Taylor discovers what those flags are for

Stelling comes down chimney, George tries his best, new autolino.   With even Reidy back in employment, isn't it high time the great managerial merry-go-round spat Graham Taylor back onto the spongy, padded surface of the Premier League? How can...

Big Sam sweats as Beglin’s mind wanders

Gilesy feels heat, Tel fluent, Pleat confused, Champion spot on. HOT UNDER THE COLLAR With Fergie and Allardyce lecturing Benitez on humility, Gilesy wondered if the conditions in Big Sam's glasshouse were suitable for stone-throwing: "Sam Allardyce himself could get a few...

Charlie takes it to the sleep bank

Con brings football home, Jimmy red hot, Arsene speaks Weng. Charlie Nicholas reveals just how Arsene Wenger gets the best from his players - an early night is certainly worth their while: "There's a curfew of 75 grand a week." SPEAKING WENG When...

George’s classic moment in time

Thommo's call to nature, Spanish lice, Jimmy leaves Keano pointless, Eamo's shortcut and more. OUT OF HIS TREE As a rule, Phil Thompson tells anyone who will listen how Liverpool are set to sweep all before them. But times have changed...

Jimmy traps Brown in a lift

No losers for Jeff, Sbragia cut open, Silvestre's mickey and David Brady sets GAA guff standard.

Keys cries for Fellaini

Ashey absense weight off Geordies and all the this week's quick one-twos Mike Ashley's absence has already had its effect; Ian Darke: "A very, very thin crowd by Newcastle standards." Pronunciation of the week - Graeme Souness' take on Bolton's keeper; "Jastlun Chestunlaika" Ray...

Merson finds new Dinny Irwin

Pleat backs a hunch, Razor sharp as ever, ROG demoted and the rest. ASH RATED For many years, Dennis Irwin was comfortably the Premier League's most sung unsung hero. Now, in Hull's Ian Ashby, could Paul Merson have found a successor? "He's...

Good times over for Gilesy

Honest Berba, Motty rewrites history and Thommo talks finance END OF AN ERA Emotional times in Montrose midweek. It seems we've heard for the last time the classic Gilesy admission... "Ahhh, I don't know a lot about these fellas, Bill." In this...

Eamo’s fatwa resumption

Ronaldo back in firing line, Dolan hungry and the rest of this week's quick one-twos. Eamo's Ronaldo ceasefire was never going to last long: "The greatest player in the world? He must have sawdust in his brains." A touch of wish fulfilment...

Gilesy’s Seanfhocail

It has been a while since Gilesy unveiled another of his litany of footballing sean-fhocail. In truth, this is a body of work notable for its unfamiliarity to anyone but Gilesy himself. Although Today FM marvel Tom Tyrrell remains the undisputed...

Kaka snubs City carrot

What Ricky will miss out on, Ronnie's geography, Welsh woe, Jewell philosophy. Man City's Nedum Onuoha was convinced the prospect of shooting practise with Darius Vassell and Jo will be enough to swing the Kaka deal: "I think we would...

Liverpool’s relative success

Smudger risks Scouse wrath and rest of quick one-twos Alan Smith confirms Liverpool have always been a family club: "Liverpool have depended on that inbred discipline." Jamie Redknapp has Ricardo Fuller on the physio's sofa: "I don't know what state of mind his...

Gilesy sets us straight

Villa aim for mythical fifth, Arsene thrown, Marwood torn and the rest. GILESY RULES There are many philosophical attitudes to luck. The rationalist applies the laws of probability, the spiritualist performs his rituals and the numerologist picks his favourite digit. Well...

HALL OF GUFF

Eamon Dunphy

Graham Taylor

Kevin Keegan

John Motson

George Hamilton