Thump West Brom, get in the mood for PSV

By Myles Palmer


ARSENAL will slice through West Brom, Chelsea will edge out Bolton, and Man Roonited will hammer Charlton.

Very weird experience for Jose Reyes and Ashley Cole, playing on opposite sides in the worst performance in England’s history.

Losing 6-3 to Hungary was better than this, losing 7-1 in Budapest was better too.

Racist chants, Reyes booted by Man Roo and Chelski players, Beckham’s celeb X1 outplayed tactically and athletically by a vibrant young Spanish side who ended the contest in 9 minutes by scoring from a corner which bounced before left back Del Horno headed in.

That was Arsenalitis, the inability to defend a set-piece.

And Sven sent Rooney off after 42 minutes !

What a night !

What a shambles !

England coach gives his striker a red card !

PSV-Arsenal will be more interesting on Wednesday night.

SAMUEL ETO’O was a teenager in the Real Madrid academy and will be ultra-motivated against Real in Barcelona on Saturday night.

A bionic warrior, one of my favourite players, I hope Eto’o doesn’t try too hard against the club who rejected him

Watched half an hour of the Ecuador-Brazil game on Bravo.

Brazil had jet-leg, no acclimatisation to altitude, and lost 1-0.

Ronaldo said he had “a big headache.”

MY FRIEND BOB has emailed some court quotes.

These are true words, spoken in US courts, written down by court reporters, and later published.

An example :

Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?

A: No.

Q: Did you check for blood pressure?

A: No.

Q: Did you check for breathing?

A: No.

Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?

A: No.

Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?

A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.

Q: But the patient could still have been alive, nevertheless?

A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practising law somewhere.

19th December 2004.