*Listening to Rhett Miller – Question *
Aren’t you glad this season’s over with? Barring the lottery though of course, consisting of Steve’s Cardiff (probably) going up and any one of four from the top please, Rachel – of League One. The general concesus is that this season has been exciting. And it has. Sort of. The same way that Total Wipeout is. Low on quality but some cheap thrills due to the ineptitude of others.
Norwich 1 – 7 Colchester for example.
But it has been a season where Darren Fletcher makes the Team of the Year. Many appreciate him, I am not one I have to add, but few could argue- convincingly- that he is a star. Or anything that resembles a star. I can’t imagine any kids on the playground appreciate being given the name Fletch when playing as Utd.
Wigan have done their bit though, providing us with scores that, in rugby terms if not football, were pretty close. Only an unconverted try and penalty behind Chelsea, fellas. Not many teams can have had their opponents goals scored written out in letters more times than Martinez’s somehow-still-merry men.
They have to be team of the season, and Martinez manager for somehow retaining his job despite these hammerings. This a close run award with Rafa, nearly achieving that impossible Football Manager task of finishing in the bottom half with a top-four club and not getting sacked.
On a personal note this season is something of a waste. League One wasn’t really as tricky as it was made out by our fellow L1 evacuees, Leeds. Three attempts to get out, but people still can’t stop saying Leeds is a club “meant” to be in the Premier League. They did their best not to get out this season too, another league table compiled mainly by a lack of quality and plethora of mistakes. Nobody tell Fraser he could have kept Leeds in League One, eh?
And then there’s the CCC, more of a two-horse race than the election, only this one gave a fairly clear and convincing winner.
At least we have a World Cup to look forward to where we might be victorious. Only it’s in the sweaty climes of the Windies, not South Africa. But being England, the dominance can only last so long. Expect us to capitulate like a Wigan side away from home.
But we can look forward to South Africa, albeit maybe not for our own footballing prowess. There’s enough countries there to entertain us, here’s hoping – in a footballing sense only of course – for a Spain vs Argentina final. With Brazil playing us for third? Now that would be some good football.