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ALL TIME LOW

Despite all  around him losing their heads and recycling “scored away from home” gags,  Ray Stubbs wasn’t about to get carried away with brave JT’s woes:

“If he gets a second yellow card, it could be the worst weekend in the history of man.”

EXECUTIVE POWERS

As ever,  statesmanlike  Stubbsey’s  main  concern was for the football electorate:

“The office of the  England  captaincy is the issue.”

ATONEMENT

As  far as the BBC live text commentary was concerned, when JT nodded in  the winner  he’d finally  done right by Toni and the kids:
“That’s how to answer your critics.”

Now if only Tiger Woods could get a yard of space at a corner kick.

DOUBLETHINK

Over  on  You’re on Sky Sports,  the people had spoken and  Chloe Everton was  eloquently  capturing the mood:  “These are your thoughts on what you think…”

CLOSELY-KNIT

But according to Bill Leslie, JT and  Wayne  Bridge  mightn’t be the only pals to share and share alike:

“Scott Parker and Mark Noble are suffering from the same groin strain.”

FOR THE BIRDS

Paddy Mulligan remains to be convinced about Nani:

“One summer does not make a swallow.”

GAME PLAN

Geoff Shreeves and his tactical nous:

“You blew Arsenal away, was that the instruction from the manager?”

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

Paul Merson has found life much less stressful since he packs a whole week’s worry into one evening:

“If I was Sol Campbell, I’d be having sleepless nights tonight.”

POOR CLUB SELECTION

Of all the right feet at his disposal,  Iain Dowie  can’t believe  Louis Saha’s  chose that one:

“He  gets the ball on his worst right foot.”

NUMBERS GAME

Anthony Gardner’s own-goal  sparked a massive computational short-circuit in  Paul Merson’s brain:

“If we threw the ball in seven gillion times, he couldn’t do that again.”

BACK TO BASICS
For his expert appraisal of Landon Donovan, the Merse elected for something a little less ambitious:

“He’s what I call a good football player.”

THE LAST WORD

There was an anxious wait on Saturday evening for Rafa Benitez before Paul Dempsey was ready to call in the jury on Insua’s strike:

“Pat Dolan will adjudicate if it goes down as a  Liverpool  goal.”

IN THE MOOD

Curtis Fleming likes what he sees:

“It’s a great sight sometimes when Jenas opens his legs like that.”

HEADS DROPPED

Tom Ross  fears Blackburn Rovers have bitten off more than they can chew:

“They’ve got their tails between their teeth.”

A STICKLER
Alan Shearer displays in-depth knowledge of  the  handball rule:

“…it was accidental but that doesn’t matter.”

GROWINGPARANOID

These are dark times indeed for Phil Thompson, who trusts nothing  or nobody  any more:

“The pitch out there has been totally two-faced.”

LIFE IS LIFE

With results not going too smoothly, Tony Mowbray gets stuck on an existentialist merry-go-round:

“My whole life is about the way I live it.”

QUEEN’S ENGLISH

Kevin Keegan is set for another shock return to football as Jamie Redknapp’s grammar coach:

“In the end, class telled.”

Ray Parlour  is expected to sit in on  tutorials:

“I  would not have disresputed that.”

Alan Shearer articulates the ambitions of  Manchester  City’s owners:
“They want success yesterday now.”

Cheering on the Irish lads on  Football’s Next Star? Good of Jamie Redknapp to pop on his shirt for a few minutes to introduce Mourinho:
“Jose, this is the boys.”

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