Sunday, December 06, 2009

Dalibor Stevanovič for Vitesse (v AZ Alkmaar), 6 December 2009

Those of you who have read CUAS for a long while will know of my amusement at the continued managerial failures of ex-Holland international Ronald Koeman.

Today, entirely unsurprisingly, Koeman has been sacked by Dutch champions AZ Alkmaar after just sixteen matches of the 2009/10 season. Their 2-1 home defeat to Vitesse was the final straw and Koeman leaves the champions sixteen points behind league leaders FC Twente (eleven straight league wins for Steve McLaren's side, by the way).

After his disastrous spell at Valencia and a less than brilliant previous career surely no-one will employ him now. Will they?

(this is my third "Koeman is s**t" post, by the way. I fear there will be more....)

Saturday, December 05, 2009

David Beckham for Los Angeles Galaxy (v Toronto FC), 20 September 2009

During the run-up to the World Cup draw yesterday, Mark Lawrenson was talking about what David Beckham brings to the England team. He was babbling on about his confidence and coolness in TV interviews.

"These days", said the pundit, "what happens off-field at the World Cup is important as what happens on it."

That's not *strictly* true, is it, Lawro?

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Robbie Keane for Republic of Ireland (v France), 18 November 2009

True story.

At the rehearsal for the World Cup draw yesterday, Charlize Theron pulled out the ball for "France" and said "Ireland".

Heh heh heh.