|Markism Today: I know Liverpool is the capital of crime but Theo is the real lowlife!|
Mon 10th Jan 2011 19:57 by Marko
Can you spot the difference? Is Cyber-Bullying really worse than cheating?
I have not got much time for Liverpool I know, living on past glories, buckets of sympathy and all that. In the weeks running up to Roy Hodgson's departure, I considered that they were copying us....us from 15 years ago!
I and no doubt lots of you were there during the last days of Howard Wilkinson. We sarcastically chanted "Wilko for England!" - we had fallen out of love with the man who did no wrong between 88-92 and if the FA wanted him they could bloody have him!
The Liverpool fans chanted something similar about Hodgson.
We struggled to beat Wimbledon 1-0 in a home match at the beginning of 1996/97 and during the dirge, many of us were singing the name of Kenny Dalglish. King Kenny was not working having left Blackburn Rovers and we wanted him in the hotseat to replace woeful Wilko.
The Liverpool fans have chanted for Dalglish to come back. They have their wish and it is seen by the fans and the pundits as a sound appointment!
Imagine the reaction if we got rid of Simon Grayson and turned back to Wilko? No disrespect Sarge, but your time has been and gone and you are doing fine in the posh seats down at Hillsborough.
Reaction is the key word to this week's article. I must admit, I did not see Man United v Liverpool but I could have told you what was going to happen anyway. Man U would sneak it 1-0, dodgy penalty and the opposition would end up a man light!
It almost always happens at Old Trafford - referees, the FA and the media are shit-scared of Ferguson.
Liverpool's Ryan Babel responded by putting up on his Twitter page a picture, clearly doctored, of Sunday's referee Howard Webb in a Manchester United shirt. The reaction is unbelievable! Babel had to remove the offending photo ASAP and the FA have been on to him demanding an explaination
Babel has now been charged by the FA with improper conduct.
Less than 24 hours earlier, after our stirring 1-1 draw with Arsenal, Gunner's winger Theo Walcott blurted out in the press-room that he had tried to win a penalty by diving. Walcott did win a penalty to save Arsenal's skin, but a few moments earlier to the spot-kick awared he admitted going down under a challenge from Ben Parker.
Walcott did say sorry and claimed he had "joked" with the officials about it and the end. So trying to con the match-officials and cheat is a laughing matter? I can't see the funny side myself? It strikes me as a desperate act from a wannabee children's author, who's multi-million pound side grossly underestimated a team put together for less than what Ces Fabregas spends on bootlaces.
And on the subject of Fabregas, I just loved that moment when Paul Connolly, formerly of Derby County Reserves, whipped the ball off the toes of the Barcelona-bound boy and put it into touch!
Walcott will be praised for his honesty rather than condemned for his cheating. Babel's schoolboy photoshop prank will land him in hot-water. I know Liverpool is the crime capital of the country, but anyone would think the Dutchman did the dirty deed on a laptop stolen from a school for the Disabled before rolling a joint and downloading a hard-drive full of hardcore porn.
It absolutely stinks. Lets hope Walcott pays the price now for his "honesty" and is roundly booed and questioned every time he goes down in the box.
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