No, you quit first, honey
And we were all busy watching Kevin Keegan. Llewellyn Charles ‘Alan’ Curbishley has quit as manager of West Ham. The Hammers boss was thought to be heading for the sack before Saturday’s 4-1 win over Blackburn. But it is thought the club’s decision to sell defender George McCartney to Sunderland on transfer deadline day without managerial consent has caused him to quit as boss.
Curbs has said that decisions made “without involving me”, were “a breach of trust and confidence meaning I had no option but to leave.” Hammer fans, what do you make of this?
Nobody seems to know whether Kevin Keegan is staying or going, so I am not even going to attempt to unravel that one at the moment. For now we will focus on the attempts of a pair of Newcastle fans to convince King Kev to stay at St James’ Park through the medium of what appears to be a curry-stained sheet. Surely it is only a matter of time before Clinton Cards stock them: “Say it from the heart with a curry-stained sheet.”
Magpies and Keegan part company
It is a sad state of affairs. What a sham Newcastle United is at the moment. Did I say at the moment? I meant since they last parted company with King Kev. Mike Ashley should get his fat head out of his pint and take a reality check. Keegan parted company with one of his brightest assets last week when James Milner left for Aston Villa, and come transfer deadline day the board – the same board who were angry when he said the Magpies would struggle to break into the top four – backed him with less than £6 million on what is effectively a punt on a relatively unknown Spanish striker.
As spotted on The Spoiler, some one with a dislike of Dennis Wise (that narrows it down then) has vandalised his Wikipedia page with a very naughty word. Of course, an overlooked aspect of the Joey Barton saga is how could Newcastle have sacked their errant midfielder with the renowned cabbie-biter upstairs? That’s right, they couldn’t.
Chug, chug, chug
To be fair, Newcastle’s performance was enough to drive anyone to drink. The Newcastle chairman is now facing possible police action and a football banning order for breaking the rules about drinking alcohol within view of the playing surface. In his defence, a spokesman for Ashley claimed he was “offered a drink which he thought was non-alcoholic so he took it in good faith”. That reminds of the time we were offered a cigarette behind the bike shed at school and took it in good faith believing that it was one of those joke ones… Likely story, Mike.