Wednesday, May 01, 2013

A matter of class

Am I the only person who has found the contrast between the behaviour of Paolo di Canio and Jose Mourinho illuminating and interesting this week?

Paolo saw his Sunderland team humiliated at Villa Park and then used part of the post match press conferences (there are three these days - written, radio and TV) to apologise to the supporters who had just begun to think perhaps he could walk on water, after victories over Newcastle and Everton, but were quickly shown that it would be a case of one step at a time.

Jose Mourinho on the other hand, remember he is still under contract at Real Madrid for another year, used his television press conference to bemoan poor refereeing (Howard Webb had his usual shocker - as the ITV commentator remarked Sergio Ramos was booked after his '59th foul') and the fact that he wants to return to England where he is loved by the media and the supporters. Every utterance since the start of the year has been about leaving Spain and returning to London where his family feel at home, isn't this a touch lacking in class - to be enjoying the high salary of one club whilst pining for another? The British media seem split on his return, many recall the daily headlines he gave them on his arrival whilst the more seasoned and less gullible scribes recall the dozens of press conferences he failed to turn up for and when he did he rarely kept this part of the either the FA or UEFA guidelines of pre and post match interviews. Even Chelsea fans seem split, some believe he will get the best of what should be the most talented front five in English football whilst others fear that having seen attacking football but without trophies the owner may sanction a return to the old pragmatic days of winning ugly.  

In the iconic words of Keggy Keegle, and the fish in the Innocent orange juice advert,  'I would love it' if Chelsea go for Pellegrini, City stick with Mancini and Arsenal get Benitez or David Moyes. 


Span Ows said...

I heard that Pep Guardiola, seeing he has nothing to do at Bayern, has decided to go to Arsenal.

...ding ding ding...there's the alarm clock

A Northern Bloke said...

Paulo Di Canio is nothing if not fascinating. He wears his heart on his sleeve and seems to be motivated by firmly held beliefs.

I'd say he was the Premierships answer to Nigel Farage : a well intentioned, sincere, honest nut job.

I must admit, though, I was too disgusted after Monday night's debacle to compare Di Canio's behaviour with any one else, except the leader of UKIP.

oakleyses said...

north face, nike air max uk, sac hermes, hollister uk, nike air force, louboutin pas cher, michael kors, oakley pas cher, converse pas cher, abercrombie and fitch uk, hollister pas cher, nike free run, jordan pas cher, nike tn, burberry pas cher, longchamp pas cher, timberland pas cher, nike air max, polo ralph lauren, nike roshe, lululemon canada, ralph lauren uk, true religion outlet, guess pas cher, vans pas cher, sac longchamp pas cher, nike air max uk, true religion jeans, hogan outlet, north face uk, new balance, air max, ray ban pas cher, nike free uk, true religion outlet, nike blazer pas cher, sac vanessa bruno, michael kors pas cher, ray ban uk, polo lacoste, michael kors outlet, mulberry uk

oakleyses said...

hollister clothing, giuseppe zanotti outlet, lululemon, wedding dresses, abercrombie and fitch, hermes belt, asics running shoes, bottega veneta, celine handbags, soccer shoes, valentino shoes, ferragamo shoes, vans outlet, mcm handbags, timberland boots, nike roshe run uk, longchamp uk, nike air max, north face outlet, p90x workout, new balance shoes, insanity workout, iphone 6 cases, herve leger, instyler, oakley, hollister, nike huaraches, soccer jerseys, nike trainers uk, babyliss, chi flat iron, ghd hair, baseball bats, jimmy choo outlet, mont blanc pens, north face outlet, mac cosmetics, beats by dre, nfl jerseys, reebok outlet, nike roshe run

oakleyses said...

ralph lauren, vans, gucci, pandora jewelry, ray ban, hollister, ugg, swarovski crystal, links of london, lancel, toms shoes, juicy couture outlet, montre pas cher, pandora uk, replica watches, converse outlet, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, coach outlet, ugg uk, hollister, ugg pas cher, uggs outlet, ugg boots, supra shoes, pandora charms, marc jacobs, louboutin, thomas sabo, juicy couture outlet, ugg boots, karen millen uk, uggs outlet, converse, swarovski, uggs on sale, nike air max, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, wedding dresses

oakleyses said...

michael kors outlet store, coach purses, prada outlet, nike air max, michael kors outlet online, chanel handbags, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp outlet, coach outlet, replica watches, tiffany and co, oakley sunglasses wholesale, longchamp outlet, christian louboutin uk, michael kors outlet online, kate spade outlet, burberry handbags, ray ban sunglasses, coach outlet, tiffany jewelry, oakley sunglasses, nike free, nike air max, christian louboutin, kate spade, nike outlet, christian louboutin outlet, christian louboutin shoes, oakley sunglasses, jordan shoes, polo outlet, burberry outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet online, tory burch outlet, michael kors outlet, longchamp outlet, michael kors outlet, true religion outlet, gucci handbags, coach outlet store online, prada handbags, michael kors outlet online