Thursday, 8 July 2010

None of that Mularkey on this pitch

Well it looks like Howard Webb haSs gott he World Cup final, so says the telegraph anyway. I did laugh when i saw one of his team was called Mularkey oh well i thought it was funny.

Howards way

With Germany out of the way and no bias for or against Spain and the Netherlands, I am hoping that Sunday will see the appointment of Howard Webb as match official for the World Cup Final. Most referees were released earlier this week, but not Howard.

I really like the way he referees and if chosen it will be Englands first final representative since Jack taylor in '74 when Germany beat the Dutch 2-1 and I remember, in the six form centre the next day discussing taylors poor performance.

Howard must be the only Englishman pleased that England failed to progress. Fingers crossed we are represented.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Spring Bounces Back At Parkie!

Matt Spring gives his own assessment of Phil Parkinsons management style. That said it sounds pretty Curbleyesque.

Parkie Ignored me, says Orients new zebedee.

Youngsters chance

A lot of people over the summer have suggested that if we had played the "yoof" more last season we would have got promotion, we'll never know and thoughts vary, but one thing seems certain, some of them will get a chance.

Frazer Richardson has left to go to Big Nose. Now I thought he had a good start to the season, rubbish middle and fine finish, good going forward but suffered from penalty area vertigo and as he got close would lose possession for the team and be seen hurtling back to get in position, the obvious exception being his goal.

The alleged £450,000, probably includes add ons, but not bad business for some one who 12 months ago came in on a free. Chris Solly has been on the edge for 18 months now. Parkie said recently, probably in the know, that Solly needs to cement a regular first team spot, well he has that opportunity now through the friendlies and if he has survives them then into the real season, good luck to him.