Seventy3 Editor – Mal Robinson casts aside his Scrooge like mentality to look ahead to the festive season and give us his ingeniously titled top five Christmas football things!
#5 – Receiving the predictable SAFC Calendar as a present!
In at number five is one of my most predictable presents to get each Christmas. The football fans’ version of the predicted pair of socks, the annual football calendar does though have its uses as it guides you through the yearly events, as any good calendar should.
In a continuation of his series, Seventy3 editor – Mal Robinson picks his random top fives in football from a plethora of topics - this week his top five football things to do in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Mr Robinson enjoying the fine Afghan weather.
#5 – Watch free Premier League TV – Yes yes even in the capital awash with the Taliban, one can still enjoy the comforts of live Premier League TV in their own living room…with the added bonus of being completely free. Without not wanting to infuriate Niall Quinn and his ethos that fans should watch the games at the SOL and not down the pub on a foreign channel, one could not blame the average SAFCSA Kabul branch member for trying to catch a glimpse of the lads, some 3,500 miles away, in what could be considered a bit of a trek for a bleak November date with the likes of Fulham or Wigan!
This week Seventy3 editor Mal Robinson looks at his Top 5 SAFC managers… in his lifetime…1979 onwards then.
#5 – Mick McCarthy
Mick Mac finds himself at number five in the charts. Sometimes annoying with his sarcastic comments towards the press, the former Republic of Ireland defender was given a sinking ship to captain back in 2003, the team set adrift at the bottom of the Premier League, thanks to Howard Wilkinson’s best efforts.
McCarthy though did lead us to two semi finals (FA Cup and Play Offs) the following campaign, both ending in heartbreak as only Sunderland could provide.
Continuing on his series of weekly blogs about any top fives in football, Seventy3 editor – Mal Robinson – this week looks at his top five Sunderland quotes!
#5 – ‘He was so keen to join us at the hotel that he almost got there early enough to meet the last squad going home!’
– Then England manager Kevin Keegan on Kevin Phillips’ first call up to the senior England team, whilst at Sunderland.
The quote although said in jest just shows SuperKev’s enthusiasm for the game at the time, something the England players these days may do well to take note of.
from last week’s Top Five football grounds, this time around Seventy3 editor –
Mal Robinson – looks at another set of his top fives in a random list from his
football brain, this time his top 5 football souvenirs.
#5 – West
Bromwich Albion FC Cheque –
I bought this from EBay a few years back and it
denotes a transaction of 300 pounds from Albion to Sunderland dated from the
1985/86 season. It is something truly unique to me as no one else has got it in
their possession. The only thing is I wonder what it was used for.
Welcome to the first of my weekly Thursday blogs in which I have the free reign to comment on my top five in football be it Haircuts, chants, memories – anything! And so plucked from the list of random football topics I have opted to start with Top Five football grounds.
These grounds have been chosen with a few aspects in mind, including experiences, the physical look and feel as well as feelings they provide.
#5 – Meadow Park, Gloucester City FC, Gloucester.
I did warn you not to expect the routine super stadium on here!