I'm beginning to think those calling for the sacking of Grant may be right. You can be a conservative manager (Revie), you can be a radical manager (Clough), you can be a passionate manager (Jose), you can be a dour manager (Ancelotti), you can be a dictatorial manager (Ferguson) and you can be a fatherly manager (Sir Bobby Robson) but you CANNOT be an unlucky manager!
Poor Avram seems to be cursed. His prayers on the day of Atonement seem to have been ignored. He has upset his maker big time - we have all heard the rumours - and Lady Luck is now wearing a strap on and giving him a good seeing to from behind in vengeance.
We should have known when we saw the fixture list and the terrible opening we were given to start the season. We should have known when Hitzlespurger was named the German captain - a West Ham player leading Germany! - and promptly pulled up lame, ruled out until February. We should have known when Da Costa was accused of assaulting that woman. We should have known when Noble got appendicitis. We should have known when Nobes recovered in record time only to succumb to another long term injury. We should have known when Parker fell ill and when Jacobsen and Ilunga joined the injury list. Seven players out, eight players out, nine players out, and counting. We should have known when Kovac turned up fit and available for selection!
And now Green is out for a crucial 6 pointer and his understudy Stech is doubtful. It never rains but it snows for hapless Avram! The poor sod is probably checking the Commandments as I write. Thou shalt not kill - check. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife or slaves. Check. Where the hell does it say anything about massage parlours?