2 Seasons ago with an unheard of number of clean sheets, man of the match performances, and one man shows, Tim singlehandedly took us to Europe. OK , he may have used 2 hands at times, but I’m sure you get the point.
At that time he was heroic week in and week out, and our defence was then, as today, reminiscent of a box full of wind up penguins waddling around the box, at best just getting in the way of people.
On the one hand we have Kinnear and Pardew trying to convince us that our squad is currently strong enough and deep enough to finish top 10 in the EPL, while on the other we clearly struggled against a side sitting in 19th place in the old 4th Division.
My ongoing admiration for Tiote continues. I was tempted to just completely ignore anything that happened after 3-0 as the conditions were not typical, but he got mugged a couple of times in the second half, but that said it was probably 3 times less than the other players wearing Black and White.
Think of the career progression possibilities that Harford is passing up. Driving Miss Daisy, then on to maybe polishing the boots or delivering the pies, or even running around the training centre delivering messages to Pards.
If this really is a matter of principle based purely on the concept of interest (which we have already challenged) then I would assume that when he leaves Cisse will not go to another team in the BARCLAYS Premier League, because as far as I can tell, those buggers are still charging me interest on my mortgage.