31 January 2006

Ole Ole Sinama Pongolle!

Aw. Godspeed, Sinama.

I have an inexplicable affection for the kid, seeing as how he saved our ass against Luton. (And his cornrows never got on my nerves, like Rio's constantly do.) He seems to do well as a super-sub, but I can totally understand wanting more starting experience. I just would've preferred that he get that experience at Liverpool. Yes, I know we have four strikers ahead of him. But, hey. Sell Cisse! Why? 1) His form has been atrocious lately, 2) his hair is always atrocious, and 3) he hits his wife.

Maybe we can offload him in the summer and use some of that fee to finally get Owen back. He does not look happy at Newcastle, and since Rafa seems to be in an acquiring old players mood, why not get one who still has some pace?

30 January 2006

The best introduction is a rant.

Yay! A semi-pro team is coming semi-close to me! I know next to nothing about the USL, but the little I know doesn't get on my nerves like MLS does. I think it's because MLS is so eager -- all "Hey! Look at us! We're JUST LIKE the Premiership or La Liga! Except for our pointless playoff system. Oh, and our draft. And salary cap. And the way we're totally inferior. But other than that? JUST like Serie A!"

Um. I may be projecting here. I just get tired of being told that I have to care about MLS or the men's national team to be a good fan.

Speaking of the men's national team, apparently Dave O'Brien will be calling the World Cup matches. Why does ESPN want to hurt me? I'm not thrilled with any of their commentators, to be honest. However, could we at least get one that a) thinks the events on the field are more important than telling me who's the team's best surfer, and b) doesn't use phrases like "the end zone view"? Is that too much to ask?