Sunday, November 9, 2008

This just in

Just caught Match Pricks favourite Joe Kinnear showing restraint. 

Newcastle lost today after conceding a late penalty. It seemed fair, at first viewing as Andy Johnson went down between two oncoming challenges. Upon second and third reviews through instant replay, sure there was no contact, but the space was taken thus causing the striker to go done. Harsh? Maybe, but fair. At any rate, Kinnear is famous around Match Pricks for his blow-up last month.

And here he is on a nice Sunday evening, berating the officials, but saying at the same time that he could get himself in trouble. Then an amazing thing happens. He shows restraint. Atta baby, Joey. What I love the most about this is the headline, "Kinnear fumes at penalty." Yeah, maybe. But you sure can tell when a grown man is holding back, can't you?

Elsewhere, Sir Alex Jintao, that red-nosed bastard who is hell bent on world domination and having it all his way spoke to reporters at a UNICEF dinner. He just never knows when to shut it ... Interestingly, I actually said to myself after the match yesterday how nice it would be that we won the match straight away. There weren't any penalty shouts. No terribly dubious calls, except for an overall horrific officiating job, but that's almost to be expected. Bottom line, nothing for Fergie to worry about. Just a loss. Well, hold the phone there ... 

He says that Manchester United had the best of the chances in the match. That they could have had 6, 7, even 8 goals. He says that Clichy had a clear handball for a penalty that wasn't called. And he is even complaining about the fixtures, that they've had to play at Chelski and at Arsenal in the weekend after Champions League matches. Honestly, this man does not know when to stop. Clearly, you can't expect your players to show grace (Rooney, Ronaldo, Nani) when you yourself don't, Sir Alex Jintao. A loss is a loss is a loss. Will he ever just shut it and accept it?

Whatever the case, I still want to shake this man's hand. It's just a same that he missed and hit his shin.

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