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DAMBUSTERS

Phil Thompson  does his best  to make sense of  Sunderland’s defending.  Have another go  Thommo:

“They’ve conceded so many goals. It’s that wall again. You put your finger in holes and something else opens up.”

NOT BULLISH

Steve Bull,  45 in March, celebrates Wolves  hero Bert Williams’  birthday in downbeat fashion:

“Ninety  years old, that’s fantastic. If I can even get halfway there I’d be happy.”

BLACK CAT BOUNCE

Phil Thompson: “Ever  since the beach  ball debate, they’ve gone downhill.”
Charlie Nicholas: “They’re deflated.”

OUT OF SEASON

On Newstalk,  Paddy Mulligan  has a feeling  Nani is still winging it:

“One  summer does not make a swallow.”

BRIGHT SPARK

Since he took a sabattical from Twitter in disgrace after reveling in some  fruity John Terry  songs,  Mark Bright  has had  plenty of  time to get up to speed on the laws of the game:

“It  seems like every foul is a free-kick.”

BUILDING BRIDGES

Meanwhile,  Talksport might just have put its finger on JT’s popularity with the ladies:

“John Terry is always willing to stick his head where others won’t.”

THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL

Ray Hudson  spans the eras to mix up another tasty metaphor stew:

“This is a hundred gigabytes of skill in a nanosecond,  the finish cooler than Jimi Hendrix at  Woodstock.”

Before inviting the fat lady to sing in the emergency room:

“Vaquireo’s surgical delivery reaches an operatic high-note.”

COOKING THE BOOKS

Over on ESPN,  It didn’t quite add up for Kevin Keegan at  White Hart Lane:

“Spurs lost a point but Villa gained one.”

HUNG JURY

In fairness to Kev,  mental arithmetic is never easy when you’re balancing precariously on a fence:

“That’s definitely a penalty and Richard Dunne just said in the interview it was a penalty so that’s good enough for me. But it would have been a harsh one.”

THE EXTRA MILE

Meanwhile, Kevin’s  determined  assault on the “you know” world record has broken new ground:

“It was a test…  you know  …tament to Martin O’Neill.”

PLANE SILLY
On the Munich anniversary that was in it, Tony Gale could probably have chosen his words more wisely:

“Jonny Evans really overshot the runway there.”

MEXICAN STANDOFF

Liverpool TV commentator  Steve Hunter  has never been accused of throwing a fight. Until now:

“They  are throwing the Alamo at  Liverpool.”

SELFLESS

Norwich’s  good form  is not all about Paul Lambert:

“For me, it’s not about me.”

SURPRISE PARTY

In the Irish Independent,  James Lawton  had  organised an ambush for Robbie Keane:
“He arrived at midnight and was greeted by an estimated 2,000 loyalists.”

TWO’S A CROWD

Jamie Redknapp rails against the petty  bureaucrats  that prevent European cities from hosting more than one football club:

“When foreign players come into this country people question if they know  what playing in a derby is like.”

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Just HOW does NIGEL Winterburn DECIDE WHICH words to emphasise IN A sentence?

LONG DIVISION

Can’t think how you’re going to fit everyone round the dinner table? Give  Craig Burley  a shout:

“Hamilton  have three big centre-halves in the pairing.”

FAILURE OF IMAGINATION

On Premier Soccer Saturday,  Darren Frehill introduces sixth-placed  Man  City  against fifth from bottom  Hull:

“The gap couldn’t be greater between these two.”

EASY TARGET

Jeff Stelling paints Merse into a corner:

“No prize for Turner at the Stadium of Light… I think that went over Paul Merson’s head just a shade.”

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