Gilesy sets us straight

Published On November 4, 2008 | By Danger Here | Featured, Quotes 2008-2009

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 they can all throw their hats at it now because Gilesy has spoken:
“Good luck doesn’t happen accidentally.”

GO FIFTH AND CONQUER
It’s been a topsy-turvy start to the Premier League season, but Alan Hansen is still confident there’s not going to be a gaping hole in the table between fourth and sixth:
“If any team is going to finish fifth, it will be Villa.”

FAMOUS LAST WORDS
Having seen what happened after Cesc Fabregas suggested Arsenal ladies would take a point off Spurs, you might have thought it would be lesson learnt for Arsene Wenger:
“We will counter it by attacking the ball in the air and by not making too much of a fuss of it. They score one goal every one or two months and it is not like a penalty, it is a throw-in.”

MAKING YOUR MIND UP
Rafael van der Vaart is the latest to discover that what Brian Marwood gives with one hand, he generally takes away with the other:
“He’s not renowned for his trademark headers.”

AERIAL OPERATION
Just one worrying note in a happy week for the Spurs back four. If Harry Redknapp is half as demanding as son Jamie, Ledley King and co are set to spend plenty more time in the operating theatre:
“You literally have to have your head on a swivel as a defender.”

LAWS OF THE GAME
Good to see Andy Gray keeping abreast of football’s constant rule-changes:
“You have seven subs, you can use – what – three of them still.”

WHO NEEDS HISTORY?
What great excitement there was in Sky Sports Towers last week as Richard Keys rubbed his hairy hands at the prospect of Wednesday night’s games:
“Nine top-flight matches in midweek. Have you ever seen anything like it?”
Well no Richard, at least not since Sky came along and made sure a full program of games is as likely as an Arsenal centre half winning a header.

THIS CHARMING MAN
David James is clearly looking forward to a jolly old time under Tony Adams:
“Where we lose in undoubted charisma with Harry, I’m sure we’ll gain in other areas with Tony.”

Spotter’s badges Phil Murray, Seamus Leahy and Dan Carey

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