Sunday, 22 January 2012

Steve McClaren is good at managing. In Holland only.

Former England manager Shteve Mclaren got his new side FC Twente back to winning ways yesterday with a 5-0 victory over Waalwijk, which I have no idea how to pronounce.

Yes, Steve McClaren gets his own article for winning a game, because that's how well his career has gone. It appears that his powers only actually work in the Netherlands where people can actually understand what he's talking about in his newly found accent.  Shteve finds that he wins a lot of appreciation from the Twente fans for the way he slows down his English and this is the exact same reason that he didn't do quite so well at Nottingham Forest this year.  Trying to adapt his accent to the native Nottingham one proved too difficult when he realised that there's no actual word to describe the sound of utter desperation and that no matter how hard you look, Robin Hood is probably still dead.

I went to Nottingham once and was warned not to go to the Shell garage up the road because there was a very good chance I would be mugged.  I guess we should probably have returned the favour and warned Forest fans about Steve.