It’s been a busy week for Fratton Park striker Danny Webber, with Xmas parties, Kings of Leon concerts and the occasional mindless sacking to boot!
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What’s happening Everybody!? What an interesting couple of weeks we’ve had… Where do I start?
Once our lads beat Norwich City away at Carrow Road the Saturday before last, it was time to take the serious head off for five minutes. A well fought for win meant we could embrace our Christmas party in good spirits. The effort off the pitch was equal to the determination shown on it and the fancy dress outfits didn’t disappoint! Amongst the bunch there was Dorothy from the ‘Wizard Of Oz’ clearly in search of the Yellow Brick Road, Tina Turner, Zorro and a continuous search for ‘Wally’. Every player had drawn a letter out of a hat and had to come as something beginning with that letter. A good weekend and some great banter flowing.
I’m still in shock as long with probably most the people who have half a clue about football about the sacking of Chris Hughton. What a joke!… On a positive note, he can walk away from Newcastle having shown what he can do and the class and dignity he has shown throughout is a credit to him.
I woke up on Sunday and heard that Carlos Tevez said he wants to leave Man City… He is going to be almost impossible to replace as Man Utd found to their detriment. He’s a foreign player that has come to the premiership and with his style and aggression managed to take English football by storm from the start. It will be interesting to see how it all unfolds. (written before Carlos withdrew his request)
On Friday I was in London working on a Cybex machine with the physio’s to test my quad strength and see if it is getting up to par with my other leg after my rehab… All test results were good and I’m excited to be back in training soon!
I also stepped out of my music comfort zone which generally involves Hip Hop, R’n’B, Soul, Reggae and the likes and went to watch the ‘Kings Of Leon’ in concert… My first decision was whether to be in the standing section or not and as it was my first rock concert I didn’t fancy having cups of unknown fluid thrown on me from people I don’t know so I opted for a seat in the stand. As with any concert there was a few nondescript tracks but on a whole I enjoyed it some of their music was decent. I think ‘Kings Of Leon’ will definitely be part of my ipod from now on.
This Week CaughtOffside have relayed a few questions that have been sent in… Feel free to ask any questions and I’ll endeavour to answer as many as I can.
1) What do you make of the sackings of Chris Hughton and Sam Allardyce, have some Premier League sides lost the plot?
Chris Hughton as I mentioned earlier was a joke and I think Sam Allardyce being sacked is also an injustice. From where I’m standing it seems that once new owners take over they want to do things their way and sometimes shy away from the ‘if it isn’t broken don’t dry to fix it’ method. Sad but that is the current football climate.
2) What do you think about Chelsea’s alarming dip in form, what do you think may have caused it?
With Chelsea’s start to the season nobody could have foreseen the dip in form they have suffered… From the outside in it appears there must be some unrest behind the scenes because nobody can doubt the quality, depth and mental strength of the squad. I’m sure they will get themselves back on track soon and in my opinion it all just adds flavour to the top of the premiership… Refreshing!
3) A World Cup in Winter, Is it a goer or a mad idea that will never work?
I think a World Cup in winter would never work for a few reasons… There’s the obvious fixture pile up scenario that would occur in your domestic season added to the amount of games that the top clubs play as it is. As a football fan all you want to see is top football being played all the time and I’m no different but playing the sport professionally myself I realise the demands a 50+ game season can put on your body. There’s also the climate… There isn’t many places that could host it due to the extreme and unpredictable weather conditions all over the world during this time.
4) Do you think Man United could cope without Sir Alex? Will this be his last season if he manages to win another Premier League crown?
I think Sir Alex Ferguson is virtually irreplaceable! Having seen his methods and ways first hand I can honestly say that I think most people don’t realise how well he has developed a club from the foundations upwards which already had a superb and illustrious history and then taken it to another level. I think it will be paramount for him to groom the next manager because Manchester United isn’t just a football club that can have somebody come in and try to change the way they play or the way the go about their business.
Stay Positive, One Love!
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