Sunday, 20 January 2008

Bolton V Newcastle

If you know anything about English football, or if you have watched any British news programme (like Sky News for instance) or read a British newspaper recently you cannot fail to have noticed that Newcastle United have got themselves a new manager - or to be more exact, an old one. I'm sick to death of hearing about it - The Return of The King - King Kev is back - The Return of The Messiah (YES, this was said on Sky News!) All because bloody Kevin Keegan has joined Newcastle for the second time as a manager and for the third time in his career.

And who got to play Newcastle Utd in their first Premier League match since his appointment. Well, that honour (for surely it must have been a great honour for lowly Bolton to be allowed on the same pitch as the great man's team) fell to Bolton Wanderers. There role in the Second Coming? Why none other than to roll over and play dead so that all the prophecies about the great and glorious Mr Keegan can start coming true immediately.

Well tough titty Mr Keegan, they didn't follow the script! They didn't win, but they didn't lose either and, to be honest I would have accepted a draw before the match! I watched the match on ShowTime Arabia over here in the Emirates and got sick of hearing the commentator telling me how much Newcastle deserved to win - it reminded me of the time Bolton were supposed to lose to West Ham and get relegated but didn't play fair, they won and West Ham got relegated instead. The media have never forgiven us for that and now, having the gall to rain on Mr Keegan's parade, well! How very dare they?

Jlloyd Samuel shot on target from about 4 yards out in the last minute or so and the ball hit Shay Given and went out for a corner - Given knew little or nothing about it - if that had gone in I think the media would have demanded a rematch! Ah well, Fulham at home next - we need three points from that one!

1 comment:

Keefieboy said...

Well done Bolton! I do have a soft spot for Keegan (he's either from Doncaster, where I come from, or Scunthorpe, where Noelle comes from), and he is obviously well-liked by the Newcie fans. If they can keep on liking him for the next three years then Newcastle might well sort themselves out.