Saturday, February 18, 2006

Er...TSA Words Inspire Liverpool...?

A preview of today's FA Cup tie between Liverpool and Manchester United in influential sports blog 'Tom's Sporting Almanac' is believed to have inspired the Anfield side to their 1-0 victory.

The preview, which tipped United to win on account of their superior desire, left Reds boss Rafael Benitez fuming, and the Spaniard is claimed to have pinned up a print-out of the article in the home dressing room in a successful attempt to inspire his troops.

One source within the club revealed that Benitez "marched into the dressing room with the article in hand, screaming 'look at what thees eediot has written - let us go and show thees Tom what we are made of', to which the players responded 'yeah!!'".

Tom responded to the claims today, making the following statement to press: "In my defence, I was not to know that Alex Ferguson would select his flimsiest midfield configuration against one of the Premiership's most physically robust sides, yielding total domination of possession to Liverpool for most of the match. In a grim new era for United midfields, the quartet of Ronaldo, Giggs, Fletcher and Richardson was a new low", before draining his martini and returning to his nearby yacht.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, Tom, I sincerely doubt Benitez reads your august publication.

5:18 p.m.  
Blogger Tommy77 said...

Say it ain't so Yorkie....

5:24 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No. I'm thinking your secret reader is probably little Pako. He seems like he might be an enthusiastic blogger.

5:52 p.m.  
Blogger ARTFUL DODGER said...

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2:06 p.m.  
Blogger Tommy77 said...

Mr Dodger, thanks for the comment but this is a family blog. I assure you that any sense of self-importance is unfounded and I don't fancy myself in that way anyway...

Yorkie - did you see Pako running on to the pitch on Sat - think its time he got some more of the limelight!

9:16 a.m.  

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