The big kick-off is just six sleeps away but the men whose decisions have the greatest influence on where your team will finish in the Premier League 2012/13 won’t be getting much shut-eye.
They’ll be worried that the £15m spent on the latest YouTube wunder-kid striker who’s barely started shaving looks to have gone south as he couldn’t kick his way out of a paper bag pre-season.
Meanwhile, the promised teak-tough 6′ 4” centre-half has let every runt of a forward use his eye socket for leverage to leave the defence with more holes in it than a closing Olympic ceremony. And they weren’t even HIS signings. B****** director of football better start using the back stairs.
It all looked so easy at the end of last season. Get a new man in, spend a few bob and the results will flow. Reality is about to dawn now though for them and for you. Is your guy really that much better than the one you got rid off? Soon find out.
As the old saying goes: Players win matches, managers lose them. So beware Andre Villas-Boas, Michael Laudrup, Steve Clarke, Paul Lambert, Brendan Rodgers, Chris Hughton and Roberto Di Matteo. The clock is ticking.
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