Wednesday, July 21, 2004


Yes, it's time for pointless pre-season football tournaments. Unlike the Watneys Cup where teams "qualified", there was an element of competition and an actual trophy - the puffed up Champions World Series is just a bunch of promotional tour friendlies played in front of ex-pats and suburban kids of American soccer moms. There's no knock-out, no trophy but plenty of public relations spin.

Of last year's "tournament":

"Who can forget Ruud van Nistelrooy scoring in each of Manchester United's four games."

Er, Me. Snore...

"And were you among the record crowd of more than 79,000 to witness Tim Howard win the starting goalkeeper job at Man Utd?"

What? You mean the job he lost he later in the season?

More classic bollocks from the hyberbolic "official" web site: Jimmy Hasselbaink of Chelsea (sic) weighs 87.089735039999994 kg. Like their stats those Americans.

" the area became less trendy, the team suffered decline..."

Chelsea - less trendy?

In the meantime, I'm hoping Spurs qualify for next season's Intertoto Cup.

:: Posted by pete @ 14:09