Week in guff: Jimmy Magee has mountain to climb at the Olympics

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WATCH YOUR HOUSE
Merse would like Fernando Llorente to be more ruthless:”That was a poor header. He hasn’t really got up with any eviction.”

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

On Friday Night Football, Ryan Giggs tried to digest Man United’s progress:

“Winning the Premier League is a war of nutrition.”

SPUDS-UP

On Talksport, Stuart Pearce boiled up an intriguing defence of Moyesy:

“I think whoever came after Ferguson was going to have that period of downturn. It’s just that David was caught with the potato in his hand.”

CAP IN HAND

Frank Sinclair is quite taken with Yannick Bolasie:

“If you put him in a strong Everton side, he’ll be one of the main focal points of attack, and then you could see him going on and playing for England.”

Just one final hurdle to overcome; those 27 appearances for DR Congo.

TOP OF HIS BRIEF

Forest-Wigan finished up 4-3, but Iain Dowie had lost count ages before:

“What a finish… 2-1… 3-1… ah 3-2.”

DIFFERENT CLASS
A rare treat at the women’s football Olympic final; Jimmy Magee in commentary.

As you might imagine, not everything progressed along politically correct lines:
“A beautiful strike that any male footballer would be delighted with.”

One or two old phrases were tweaked:

“It’s academic, my dear Watson.”

And Jimmy was enormously impressed with the decisions of Sweden coach Pia Sundhage:

“What a substitution! If they all worked like that, she could play a new sport called ‘substitution’.”

The Swedes, however, had a mountain to climb:
“It’s an uphill battle now. It’s as high as the Sugar Loaf and they’ve no intention of climbing that tonight, the Sugar Loaf, not the match”

And, ultimately, Jimmy had much bigger fish to fry:

“A goal that deserves to win any match, not just an Olympic gold medal”

DIFFERENT BALL GAMES

Michael Johnson cranked up the relay insight:

“It is one person running as fast as they can. Then another person running as fast as they can.”

Ryle Nugent at the modern pentathlon:
“Lanigan-O’Keeffe’s shooting has been of the highest calibre.”

BBC’s Michael Tucker on Irish eventer Mark Kyle:

“He nailed his face to the mast.”

Tommy Carr: “There was a lethargic lethargy across the Mayo team.”

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