Football: an update

As readers of this blog will know, I support two teams in the English Premier League: Newcastle United FC, and Hull City FC. Well, I cannot remember a season that has been quite as exciting as this, so far. The Newcastle saga, with its cast of villains and personalities making cameo appearances, runs on, but now we have expletive-driven Joe Kinnear acting as interim manager - and actually, he appears to be stabilising the operation, and for the past two games the team have put in decent appearances. Mind you, the comment on the NUFC fan website, nufc.com, that the game against Manchester city could be described as ‘Crazy game, crazy goals, for Joe’s new Crazy Gang’ was more or less spot on.

But in the meantime, Hull City FC have been confounding all the pundits. Promoted via the play-offs to the Premiership, Hull were the subject of knowing comments from really everyone that they would be this year’s Derby County and would sink without a trace. And, after eight games, where are they? Number 3 in the table! Hard to believe, but true. Not only that, but by now most neutral commentators have really taken to this team and their manager, Phil Brown, and are willing them to win. The next big test for that will be the home game against Chelsea in two weeks. I am betting on Hull winning…

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2 Comments on “Football: an update”

  1. Ellie Clewlow Says:

    As a Stoke City fan, may I thank Newcastle for propping us up in the league table?

  2. Bumperbell Says:

    Have been a Newcastle fan since 1988. Family consist of 2 Liverpool, 1 Manu, 1 Chelsea and 1 not too sure. In the early days, Newcastle for me was Kevin Keegan. Bobbie Robson was the best. My suggestion as a manager would be Alan Shearer, got the spirit, got the passion and the deserve to be up there at the top of the tables.


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