Sunday, January 06, 2008

Quote of the Day

In the dying moments of the Stoke v Newcastle nil-nil draw tonight, Newcastle's teenaged player Carroll had a kerfuffle with a Stoke player, also apparently a very young man. The commentator said "Overexcited youngsters. We've all seen a few of them in the last two weeks!"

Well, he's glad to be back at work, for one.

Incidentally, my mate is surnamed Carroll, which means that if he bought a Newcastle shirt he could reasonably get one with his own name on it.

See, if I was going to get one, I'd be buggered. No name looks all wrong, a player's name looks a bit like hero worship, (absurd at my age), and getting your own surname... well, it looks a bit deluded; (though your nickname might be ok, if it was a bit self-deprecating, "Fatty", say; and it's ok for kids).

But if you shared a surname with a player, that'd be alright.