Monday, 12 November 2012

Edin Dzeko is "not super sub", is

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand we're back, boys and girls!  I thought I'd have a few days off since I've worked so hard, a little bit like how Edin Dzeko only has to play 20 minutes a game to have the greatest scoring record ever.

When Dzeko played for Wolfsburg he was the talk of the town, scoring goals all over the place.  He could walk into any bar and Johnny Two Legs would make sure that the VIP area was ready for him.  This is not the case in Manchester where Roberto Mancini seems to think he does his best work coming off the bench:
"We haven't called him 'super sub'. That's just what people want to call him.
"I wouldn't say it is his best role. It's not whether he scores after coming off the bench, it's whether he scores when he is on the field.
"We can only pick 11 players and pick players on the bench to come on. That's the way it has been in the time I have been here and it is the same at every club.
David Platt said that but he looks like a reflection in a spoon so I don't want to give it too much thought.  The main problem with Dzeko's argument that he should be in the starting 11 is that every time he does start for City, he doesn't score.  Or maybe he does.  Whatever.

I'm sure you'll agree that those days off have really helped my ability to write stunning endings to articles.