Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Alan Hansen for Liverpool (vs West Ham Utd), 1 April 1981

Here I am, minding my own business in front of the telly with a glass of red wine, a creme egg watching the FA Cup replay between Manchester Utd and Burton Albion... and suddenly I become aware of something; something not quite right. I can't quite put my finger on it. What is it? What's bothering me?

Oh. My. God.

Alan Hansen.

8 League Championships, 2 FA Cups, 3 European Cups, 4 League Cups Alan Hansen. 621 appearances and 14 goals for Liverpool Alan Hansen. 26 caps for Scotland Alan Hansen. Big central defender Alan Hansen.

That Alan Hansen. The Alan Hansen.

He's only gone and had his bloody eyebrows shaped.

What's the world coming to?


Ben said...

It's little short of a disgrace! Didn't notice it myself - quite glad of it too.

swisslet said...

I have to confess that I merely noticed something was different - it was my girlfriend who pointed out what had happened... She fancies him something chronic (second only to Thierry Henry, I think), but she's gone right off him because of this. She's not impressed.


swisslet said...

(ahem - second only to Thierry Henry.... and me, obviously)

I think.

LB said...

Alan Hansen can't swim, you know.

His brother, John, used to be a senior manager at my old company as well - I met him a few times. he was a better footballer in his youth than Alan, apparently, but a nasty injury ended his career early doors. Nice enough fella, actually. Don't remember the eyebrows, though.

swisslet said...

a better footballer than Alan? Did he tell you that, or did it come from some higher authority?

LB said...

I don't honestly remember, to be honest. He was in the Partick Thistle side that won the 197-something League Cup against Celtic and won a handful of Scottish caps I think, so he must have been half decent.

weenie said...

I didn't notice - will check them out on MOTD this weekend...