Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Here Come The Boys
I'm looking at a bunch of Spurs fans on the screen on my living room wall.
HD certainly shows up every tiny detail of those miserable little faces as their men get a kicking from the Young Boys.
No doubt City's manipulation of the situation with Craig Bellamy to prevent any other Premiership team getting the benefit of his talents, whatever the attitude problems that come with that, feels particularly galling to 'Arry this evening when he could have done with a solid performance from the Boy Wonder.
I have mixed feelings about Manchester City.
I can't warm to Mr Mancini, but there are quite a few players there I really like - Tevez, Wright-Philips, Hart, Adebayor.
And Eastlands was one of the stadiums we visited on our recent travels.
Probably my favourite one. Nice design and I really liked the circular external towers. I felt grand, but not too ostentatious (right photo).
Unlike Old Trafford, which I think reflects the international nature of its following; big, powerful, masculine but lacking something personal somehow.
It didn't feel part of the surrounding environment however.
Other than a row of very tacky shops, all painted red (right photo), just around the corner, the stadium sat alone.
Anyway, back to the trials of 'Arry. His boys are now back in the game with a couple of goals.
Onwards and upwards!