Alan Curbishley is a very nice man, but he’d be a pretty rubbish boxer. If Ricky Hatton and that American guy have taught us anything this week it is that under no circumstances do you give credit to your opponent. Curbs on the other hand is of the vague flattery school, according to the West Ham website:
“Plymouth are a steady side and they have the opportunity to be a big club. Ian Holloway has put together a competitive side and the atmosphere will be really good.”
And he is right, Plymouth could be a big club. But, to quote Kirsty McColl in Fairytale of New York, so could anyone. The problem with every mid-table Championship side, they all have the potential but they don’t have the [insert nationality] billilionaire to put them on a par with West Ham or Aston Villa, and that’s what we all dream of isn’t it? Or at least fluking a result against them in the League Cup.