The Groundsman’s Shed

Champions League Lessons by groundsman
April 2, 2008, 6:08 pm
Filed under: Champions League, Chelsea, Cristiano Ronaldo

Apologies for the lack of posts for the past couple of days but sometimes it’s good to get away from the computer and enjoy the warm sun burning your face, the incessant chirping of angry and demanding newborn birds, and the scent of spring pollen clogging your sinuses.

Yeah, I learned my lesson.

In the meantime, I think we all learned a thing or two from the recent European matches:

a) Even with four English Premier League teams involved in the last bits of The Champions League, the matches turned out to be fierce but loose affairs

b) Teams need to begin looking for a Cristiano Ronaldo antidote as soon as possible.  Need a reason? Take a look at this awesome headed goal.  It’s ridiculous.  Absolutely ridiculous.  However, not everyone is sending admiring glances toward the spritely Portugese player-Roma’s David Pizarro says Ronaldo was “showboating” during last night’s play.  I say,  ‘you should have seen him a few years ago, mate.  Would have made your stomach turn.  At least he’s actually helping the rest of his team these days.’  Remember when he was truly a showpony who would just do tricks down the sidelines?  Yeah, that’s not what he’s doing now.  

c) Kudos to Fenerbahce for their passionate 2-1 win and their vocal and exciting fans, and equally excitable players.  Meanwhile, Chelsea are still stuck on two settings: lukewarm and cold, and when they’re cold- they freeze themselves out of contention for much needed silverware. 

Wonder what the rich Russian thinks of it?

[Photo: Reuters/Fatih Saribas]


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“What will the rich Russian think of it?”

He’ll reach down the back of the couch and pull out enough money to buy a whole new team. Oh, and Zola will be the new manager.

It could happen!

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