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.

This week why players have writing on their hands; the big clubs and their debts; Chelsea defending the Scolari way; Van Persie and the referees; Wigan small club and small-town mentality; Drogba’s 100th goal in 200 appearances; relegation battle already decided; sanity check for Pompey fans; La Liga a procession; will Brown burst into song; Nani, Valencia and Berbatov unconvincing; Arsenal find their keeper. And Phil Dowd!

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

LIAM, come here. What’s with all these professional footballers who seem to have the Book of Psalms inscribed along their inner arms? Craig Bellamy? Half the Stoke team? What is all that writing? The opening two lines of Clayhanger? The introduction to The Mabinogion? An extract from Dubliners? Or are they like that guy in Memento who had to tattoo his memories on his body in order for him to recall them? What’s your theory Liam?

Daniel Scully, Waterford, by email

OUR SHOUT: Probably an aide memoire along the the lines of 'must avoid tatoo parlour when drunk'.


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