Monday, May 16, 2005

I Shall Face Defeat With Equanimity And A Desire To Return

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Sounds like a good MacArthur or even Gandhi quote, don't it? Actually I just made it up to sound grandiloquent (see? There I go again!). Norwich City FC relegated in emphatic fashion after a 6-0 prison rape by Fulham and most improbably West Bromich Albion taking the rope ladder that was intended for us. Up again next year perhaps, in the yo-yo way of many of the clubs whose stadiums seat a mere 25,000 or 30,000 and who draw support from the less fashionable rural margins of England. I hope we don't suffer another decade of genteel decline in the old new First Division.

If there is a cloud to this silver lining (aside from the possible financial instability of Man U under Glazer; not strictly relevant but a great chance for schadenfreude) it is that both Norwich fans and players may be able now to answer the call to arms found in the local Norwich/Norfolk paper, the Eastern Daily Press, this morning:
EDP24 - Circus is looking for local talent

9 comments:

Mondale said...

I know it's been a long time coming and we were raised to false hopes but it's still annoying. As for the wierdness of the whole similtaneous Glazer takeover entries I think that's because A) I was thinking about this the other day and B) I saw your entry and copied it.

weasel said...

The difference being you can't spell "schadenfraude"? If you spent more time with a dictionary and less time clogging up people's answering machines with breathless gibberish about walking to the pub...

Mondale said...

Percy, you are the first person to have made me laugh all day! In the ridiculous alcoholic haze of the last 24 hours I had completely forgotten my bollockesque attempts at reportage journalism. I do trust that you will have kept the recordings for posterity.

weasel said...

Paul, I wasn't very impressed with you last night after a horrendous drive back from the Cape in heavy traffic during a blinding rain storm. I'm going to have to shorten the max length of incoming messages...

mockneymotormouth said...

I could be missing an in-joke but isnt it 'schadenfreude', not 'schadenfraude'?

weasel said...

I believe you are right; sometimes I type faster than I spell. I really should use spell check seeing as I am an arsehole to others about that sort of thing.
I was expecting at least one snide comment from our resident Chelsea fan. Or are you feeling all magnanimous from the top of the pile?

mockneymotormouth said...

Why a kick a dog when its down?

Those that sowed the seeds over the past few years have reaped the whirlwind, trust me.

Anyway, its enough just looking at that ginger muppet bawling his eyes out. No snide comments required.

He looks like you when you were younger by the way.

weasel said...

"Those that sowed the seeds over the past few years have reaped the whirlwind, trust me."

I assume then that you have been battering our mutual Arsenal friend without remorse? I always enjoyed you two going at it: like a Saint and Greavsie of the Banbury set.

mockneymotormouth said...

Yeah, he's been getting it. So has every other Gooner/Yid/Scouse/Manc etc who has given me grief. I've only just warmed up though - there is at least another 10 months of abuse and revenge within me.

I still can't believe it - Champions of England! Oh, what a feeling, to coin a phrase.

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