Well what a week for me to put my flip-flops on, visiting a country which had virtually no internet access near me. I thought hopefully I could switch off from what was going on here, and come back refreshed and looking forward to a nice relaxed Sunday!
However, one beachside hut advertised ‘Every premier league game shown here’ and as the place only had one TV screen, the policy was first one in got the choice of game.
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Friday night and I convinced myself that I was not bothered and would ignore the beach hut temptation…
By 11am Saturday I found myself first in, drinking beautiful local ice cold beer at about £1.20 a bottle and TV remote in hand, what could possibly go wrong?
By the time 3 o clock had come a few more had arrived, including 1 Sunderland fan, 2 Tottenham fans, and someone wanting to watch handball, tough sh*t guys I was there first.
The seven or eight bottles I had already consumed had me brim full of loud false confidence, plus I still had a tight grip of the TV remote control.
The match if I’m honest was a bit of a beer and sun drenched haze, I had no idea Rivière had scuffed our goal even though his celebration was surprisingly eye catching, our captain perhaps could have added a second!
The least said about the second half the better, total utter garbage, the aforementioned haze did not disguise that, players unfit to wear the shirt, simple as.
So, back home to reality and the prospect of relegation is very real indeed, a draw will not be enough. Hull City will go at Man Utd with everything, we on the other hand will be playing tappy lappy nervous football, I can’t see anything more than a draw for us…….it really might not be enough.
Despite our now surely 100% despising of Ashley, relegation really is not the answer, there is no backbone in the team to get us back. I look at the main players and all I see is Damien Duffs, they will be off on their holidays at 5pm on Sunday without even a glance back, some never to return, spineless bastards!
I love what the Ashleyout.com are planning, relegation or survive, the protest must take place.The eyes of the world will be on us, watching and hoping we fall out the trap door, whatever happens we must let the eyes of the nation see and feel our hatred for the owner.
Yes we can breathe a sigh of relief if we do stay up, but it changes absolutely nothing. I do not want the spineless players or John Carver doing a lap of thanks at full time, I want hatred to spill down from the stands, a hatred for all those who have put us where we are, the love for the club will never die, but venomous hatred we feel for the owner must be shown as one!
Of course some are blameless, young Ayoze Perez for example, but collectively this group is as spineless as is possible. Make no mistake, the dark days post and pre-Keegan as a player were awful, but at least the players seemed to try week in week out.
For all of what I have said above, I do have to be contrite and say that for 90 minutes we have to support what is on the pitch, in the hope some backbone can shine through, someone can rise to the occasion in a David Kelly kind of way, games like this are made for heroes to be born.
There is a huge screen at SJP these days, pre-match they should replay the David Kelly goal v Portsmouth from 1992 over and over, the passion was there for all to see, it will also get the crowd in the right mood, it should also be shown on every screen in every concourse in the ground up until kick-off.
Get behind the team for 90 minutes, then let the venom out!