Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Robbie Fowler for Manchester City (v Norwich City), 28 February 2005

Right, it's time to start making this place fun and interesting again *cough*. So, without further ado, a brand new CUAS series....

Cheer Up Alan Shearer's Top 10 TV Football Moments

10. Delia Has Too Many Gins

Ah, Delia Smith. She's the UK's best selling cookery author, you know, having shifted a whopping eighteen million units. Talking of eighteen million units, that was also her vodka intake before the half-time break in a home match against Manchester City in 2005.

Somewhat the worse for a few shandies, the Canaries chairman decided to rouse the home support in a rather un-Delia-esque way. She grabbed the microphone from the club announcer and began pleading with the Carrow Road faithful to show a bit of support for their team....

The resulting footage is absolutely brilliant, and also gave rise to one of the best away chants I have heard in recent years. When the Chelsea faithful arrived later that same season they compared their respective chairmen thus:

"We've got Abramovich, you've got a drunken bitch...."


It hasn't stopped the posh cook getting an OBE and a CBE though. Heigh-ho. Anyway, enjoy. I particularly like the bit when her drunken stupor makes her pronounce football in a rather Germanic way....

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