Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A Sort Of Homecoming

I didn't think it was possible for another Boring Munster-esque bandwagon to start up so soon, but the Sundireland phenomenon is proving me wrong pretty quickly. At first I thought the whole thing was a bit of a joke and people would forget about it. In fact promotion has meant that the hype is going through the roof, ably abetted by a willing media that totally ignores domestic football. The fact that Saturday's game was tripe helps prove that interest in sport in this country is all about the occasion, not the game itself (as I explained before).

But the Sunderland bandwagon should stall before it properly gets going. You see they're not very good. In fact they're very average, severely lack a bit of craft and they'll have to fight like dogs in their games to get results, which means they won't be pretty. The fact is, even if they survive, Sunderland will lose more often than they'll win. The day-tripping, glory hunting fuckwits - more used to Celtic walking the Scottish Premier, Man Yoo putting someone to the sword with the aid of the ref in the Theatre of Prawns, and Boring Munster grinding their way to Heino triumph - won't put up with that.
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