Angry Fans

OUR football correspondent LIAM MACKEY is back in top form and full of energy.

He casts his eye over your comments and gives his own critical analysis of the goings on throughout the world of football. You may agree with him or then again you may not.

This week Another tedious protest by Pool fans; Has Eriksson Leicester City’s interest at heart; Alex not on Song for Gunners; Drogba doesn’t do much says Wenger; Arsenal run out of steam again; de Jong is a dirty player; Dalglish is the only one who can save Liverpool; Shocked by City atmosphere; Zaaragoza in game of the season; Osgood honoured; Have City hired a hairdresser.

The Letter of the Week goes to Cork Gooner. Get in touch with your postal address and our magnificent prize will be winging its way to you before you know it.

HI LIAM, I see that the Liverpool faithful held another one of their tedious, little protests recently. Your columnist, Stephen Kelly, finished off his report, last week, with a suggestion that Liverpool fans should start boycotting the ground until they get their way. Add this to the nauseating green and yellow nonsense that's going on at Old Trafford and we can see these so called supporters for exactly what they are— glory-hunters looking for a way to rationalise their eventual deserting of a sinking ship (or two). Funny how these people suddenly come over all self-righteous and moralistic about "the good of the game" when their little comfort blanket of being the biggest (ie richest) fish in the pond is taken away from them. Time to call a spade a spade: Manchester United and Liverpool fans are the Jedwards of football supporters; Tweedle-dumb and Tweedle-dumber! They are, as their American owners might say, the same trash but from different trailer parks. People who think that they have a divine right to gorge at the top table (remember these two clubs were founders of G14) whilst others should shut up and be content to make up the numbers. Far be it from me to begrudge them their little wallow in self pity, but I didn't notice too many protests emanating from these quarters two years ago when they finished first and second in the league—under the same owners!

Mad4City, Munster, by email

OUR SHOUT: Was loving this one and all set to grant it Letter of the Week status until I reached the endline. Or should that be punchline? How long before the Blue Mooners are Blue Moaners? Not very long as you’ll see further down the column.

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