We’re not Brazil, we’re…

November 4, 2007

I’m not a dedicated follower of football. I’m the sort that only knows the names of two players in the Northern Ireland team, David Healy and Kyle Lafferty. football.jpgIf the next match Northern Ireland v. Denmark is on a television near me I’ll watch it.

For dedicated followers of Norn Oirish football and for lots of information about players that have played for Northern Ireland there’s a blog entitled Northern Ireland’s Footballing Greats. If you can help, the blogger there is looking for any old football books relating to Northern Ireland…

Wanted

Have you got any old football books relating to Northern Ireland?

Here at NIFG we are looking for yearbooks, club histories and biographies to help fill in the gaps.

If you have anything that may help, please get in contact and we can discuss a price.

In recent years you can’t mention Northern Irish football without the name Lawrie Sanchez popping up. After all he managed the team when they beat Spain, Sweden and England, that win over England will never be forgotten.A book entitled Lawrie Sanchez – The Northern Ireland Years is due to be published on November 15th…

It gives an insight into how Sanchez produced an amazing revival.When he took over in January 2004 Northern Ireland were 124 in the FIFA rankings and had not scored for more than two years.

By the time he resigned to take over at Fulham, Northern Ireland were ranked 33, at the top of a tough group in the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying championships and striker David Healy was the leading scorer in the tournament.

If I read the book and the blog you just might find me at Windsor Park singing…

My eyes have seen the glory of Espana 82
We’re little Northern Ireland show the world what we can do
With Laurie as our leader and we’re coming after you
And this is why we sing

We’re not Brazil we’re Northern Ireland
We’re not Brazil we’re Northern Ireland
We’re not Brazil we’re Northern Ireland
And its all the same to me
ULSTER!


Mourinho GONE!

September 20, 2007

Well it has happened. The “special one” has left the Chelsea building! And the Chelsea website is mercifully, if unusually, brief! Here’s their statement in full…

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And…..so far no statement from the man himself! The good old Beeb are giving it lilty over there – Mourinho makes shock Chelsea exit. But with no comment from the Russian mafia representative and the Portuguese seemingly stuck for words, for once(!), they are in a pretty pickle for anything to say!

Doubtless, as soon as Jose has added to the reported £10,000,000 separation fee with an enormous fee for an exclusive interview with some fleet street red banner, we’ll get to hear the full story. I’m looking forward to his statement. Will it rival Eric Cantona’s famous seagulls analogy? Or be up there with his champions league, “Class One” Eggs comparison!? Oooooh! could be fun this. Did you miss that quote: He said:-

If you have no eggs, you have no omelette. And it also depends on the quality of the eggs. In the supermarket you have class one eggs, and you also have class two and class three.

“Some are more expensive than others and they give you better omelettes. Sometimes the class one eggs are not in Waitrose (an English supermarket) so you don’t go there.

Either way…. he’s scrambled out with a few quid so he should be ok! Me? I’ll miss the “special one’s” match briefings but I think I’ll take to me bed to-day so that I won’t have to listen to the wails of anguish of Chelsea fans around the UK!

Will Chelsea be better off under new management?

A quick poll…..

Should Chelsea have sacked Mourinho?

1) Yes
2) No
3) Don’t care


Make your own poll

And the results of the poll so far are?

Those who voted say Chelsea were right to part with the manager … but… most people just didn’t vote so (drum roll) I figure no one really cares! (note: as a Man United fan I have to admit to feeling a little smug that so few care about Chelsea to hold an opinion on this one!!)