The dinosaur image has some credence. Reading the below was quite cringe-worthy, and that's coming from someone who is relatively happy with giving MM another year.
“I was talking about the Bayern Munich team that had the two wingers, Arjen Ribery and Franck Robben, and their coach who won the treble [Jupp Heynckes] left them out.
“When he was asked why he said, ‘Because you don’t track back and you don’t do all the dirty stuff’.
“And we’re talking about Robben and Ribery, who are arguably the best wingers in the world, certainly two of the best.
“What is wrong with it? They have got that sprinkling of stardust, but unless they work they don’t play in the team.
“And I loved that, that a top coach, a top manager who has won everything says to two of them, ‘You don’t run, you’re not playing’ in no uncertain terms.
“And do you know what they did? They started running around and tracking back and doing all the dirty work.
“So, if we can add Didzy and Bish doing all that and their sprinkling of stardust, which they quite clearly have - and we had Ryan Fraser doing it as well, it was lovely to see him today, he’s another one who worked his socks off which was probably why he ended up tearing his hamstring as badly as he did - they would add that but they don’t add it unless they’re running around and working hard like everybody else.”
(As usual, please don't bother to reply if you hate American Football, it wastes everyone's time).
Predictions? Hopes for your team?
As a Skins fan, I am expecting us to take a DT or C in the first round, or trade down for additional picks, which seems to be McLoughlan's philosophy. Norman was a big FA signing, itself a bit of a departure from our recent team building strategy, but now (finally) I trust the organisation to do the right thing.
Thoughts on the Philly move up to #2 in the draft?
For anyone unaware of the new Cleveland back office situation, Paul DePodesta was brought on-board in January to oversee Strategy. Paul DePodesta is the guy Jonah Hill portrays in the film Moneyball, and is/was one of the leading and most successful proponents of Sabermetrics in Baseball ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabermetrics ).
I definitely detect his hand in this trade, although I am fearful for Cleveland if they choose not to pick up another QB. I just can't see Griffin starting half of the games next season.
I've only just realised he's won Supporters' Player of the Year. That tells its own story of how our season has gone. It also vindicates those of us who said all along that Gerken is clearly an inferior goalkeeper. Anyone still arguing they're on a par?
We sacked it off 2 weeks ago. I don't have the stomach for the trip anymore when we're playing so poorly and the mood is so sour. Plus it went from about 20 mates in attendance to no-one. Not even Lucan and Roy Keanes Dog are going to the game ffs.