Friday, 30 July 2010
Rallying Cry From Captain Upson!
Dear God, you wouldn't have wanted to be in the trenches with Captain Upson would you? Here we are, a matter of weeks away from the great kick off to a new season, after the most disastrous season in the club's Prem history in terms of wins and points, and the best Upson can come up with is, "The manager has bought some good players and HOPEFULLY we'll improve on last season"! Hopefully Matty? Hopefully? Well let's bloody hope so because otherwise we are nailed on to go down. Blackpool apart, the teams coming up are better than the teams that went down!
It's July, 1916 and we're in the trenches on the Somme. Men are standing beneath the ladders awaiting the order to go over the top. Captain Upson is about to blow the whistle but decides to give a little pep talk first. He clears his throat and begins:
"OK chaps, listen up. Yesterday, good men just the same as yourselves went over the top. They were cut to ribbons. Nobody came back alive. If you listen, you can still hear the screams of the injured out there in no man's land. The Boche know we are coming. Their machine guns are armed and primed. Now, on the sound of the whistle we go and HOPEFULLY we will do better than yesterday!"
For God sake appoint a new captain quick! Appoint Captain Parker! Er....maybe not!
Posted by Hammersfan at 11:51