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The week in paraphrases
Casting a luminous eye over the mad ramblings football
people say when the cameras are shining into their eyes.
Redknapp quick to scupper Pamarot “cynical bones” tag. After Noe
Pamarot’s callous boot connected squarely with the face of Tottenham’s
Egyptian winger Hossam Ghaly, Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp proved he
would defend the indefensible by claiming Pamarot doesn’t have “a cynical
bone in his body”. More challenges like that will leave further opponents
without any teeth in their bodies, cynical or otherwise. Meanwhile, in
Manchester, Sir Alex Ferguson celebrated his becoming an official OAP
by coining the bleeding obvious after Chelsea’s freak draw with Reading,
admitting he was “pleasantly delighted” with the result.
In the bottom half of the Premiership, World Class manager Alan
“Curbs” Curbishley apologised to the fans after West Ham were demolished by
“Champions League” Reading. “These players are better than they’ve been
showing,” he said, no doubt restoring total confidence to the fan’s belief
that they will stay up. North of the border, talented ex-Rangers
manager Paul Le Guen offered up a tongue-twisting explanation why Barry
Ferguson had lost the captain’s armband. “Barry is talented and I know that
the captain I had was less talented and that we had a less talented team,
but I know it was the right decision.” Perhaps talent was a bit more
important than you thought in the SPL Paul?