Thursday, 2 April 2009
Get Off Curbishley's Back (Says Phil The Tinker)
Fanno, what are you on about?
I remember Curbs palming off the credit to the players after every match, praising their performances. Pardew was taking us down and Curbs kept us up, and yet you still prefer Pardew; why?
Curbs didn't play attractive football but at the end of the day, during the great escape, were you really concerned with our style of play or just picking up the results?
The next season we gave him a chance to get us mid table security, and although it was one hell of a boring season, he did it. This season he couldn't take us further in the opinion of pretty much everyone, but he did exactly what was asked. Why continue to bombard him with insults?
I wasn't a happy hammer under Curbs, but we achieved what we needed to. What has Pardew gone on to do? Nothing! Don't get me wrong I loved Pardew as a personality and he got us up and into the FA Cup final, two things I will never forget, but the man was taking us down to the fizzy pop league.
Maybe you should drop some grudges and look at things realistically. You like looking at stats, maybe you should look at the one important stat, we are still in the Premier League. If you are writing a book on this, you really need to become more receptive to other people's opinions otherwise your entire book is going to be one sided and never get published.
As I said earlier last season, I didn't enjoy last season because we were a boring team, but I think the reason we were so boring is because there was nothing to get worked up about. Look at it like this:
Season 1 - Relegation
Season 2 - Lose Play off final
Season 3 - Win Play off final
Season 4 - FA Cup Final
Season 5 - Fight for our lives in a relegation dog fight
Season 6 - Nothing
This Season fighting for Europe.
So was it the football that was boring or the season? Look at things from more than one perspective for a change otherwise you will never become an author.
Phil The Tinkler
Posted by Hammersfan at 17:53