Monday, April 19, 2010

Westham laugh at danger

Yossi Benayoun has just scored for Liverpool against Westham united who continue to play their "How close to relegation can we get without being relegated" game. Not much closer as it turns out, a mere ONE point is what the margin is now.
Note the two Westham players looking the wrong way, Kovac and Da Costa.  From the match report it seems that Kovac picked up his customary yellow card (discipline infraction)  possibly not unconnected with being, as demonstrated by the photo, about 3 minutes behind the play. He is still waiting for the ball to be passed to Benayoun. Thus his kicking the snot out of people would not collect yellow cards if referees  realised that he is playing in another, slightly different, time zone.
Also from the match report, it seems that it is 47 years since Westham won at Liverpool's home ground, Anfeild.
Which is disturbingly close to how long some of us have been alive.

8 comments:

Smut Clyde said...

Society makes no allowance for the chronologically-challenged.

mikey said...

My intention being to write a "you think THATS bad" kind of comment lamenting the ultimate championship-level futility of my SF Giants, I thought it prudent to look up Westham United on the trusty Wikipedia.

First, it seems that it's actually West Ham. MMMMmmmm, Ham. If there was a town across the river called "Eggs", it would be truly wonderful.

Second, it's hard to find any mention of championships in the Wiki article. It seems they've won a variety of cups, from a War Cup to a FA (Fucking Awesome? Can't be arsed) Cup to a "European Cup Winner's Cup" (a Cup's Cup?) to an "Intertoto Cup" (...and your little dog too!). Truly, their cups runneth over...with cups. Apparently, for all their cups, glasses and tumblers, their best finish was third in the league in '86. Ouch.

Seems to be about the same as the Giants, who lost the series to the Yankees in '62, got swept in an earthquake by the A's in '89 and committed ritual seppuku in the 7th inning of Game 6 against the Angels in '02, may Dusty Baker burn eternally in hell.

So. Um. That's what I've learned.

Do carry on....

Another Kiwi said...

Yeah Mikey, the fans unofficial song is called "Fortune's always just around the corner"

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Somebody said something about "unhinged" in the comments on the last post.

I thought I shouldn't mention it.
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Another Kiwi said...

Thunder is a banned h8er

Smut Clyde said...

We are nothing if not well-hinged here at Riddled.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I don't h8 all bands!
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I've never seen ANY hinges around here.