Monday, 28 November 2011
QPR's Fernandes freewheeling and back peddling all at the same time!
Just listen to the egotistic self publicist! Talking about the wheeze of tweeting the fans to ask them to nominate potential new signings, Fernandes gushes: "That was superb. Without blowing my own trumpet, I have to say it was inspired by me." Well good on you Tony, we needed to know that I must say!
He continued: "You effectively have 100,000 scouts out there for you, and there is no way QPR could know every single player. Suddenly we have players we've never heard of, and Neil is looking at videos and thinking 'not bad'. It was seen as another mad Tony Fernandes moment, but there was no harm, no downside."
No downside? Ever heard the one about sorting the wheat from the chaff Tony? Or the problem of buying players on the back of a YouTube video? Didn't Sounness run into a problem at Southampton, having to pull off an African after 5 minutes? What about West Ham's signing of Faubert, who looked really special on video, but absolutely shite on the pitch? Dear God, I can watch football from all around the world courtesy of my Betfair account but if you don't know the quality of the opposition, how can you judge the quality of an individual player's performance? Avram Grant ended up will a till operative from Taco Bell when he signed Barrera after the last World Cup, the real one stayed in Mexico!
After blowing his own trumpet, and that can't be easy with his belly, Fernandes continues, "We have to strengthen our squad. It's just not deep enough. I feel we maybe need three, four." which sounds really exciting if you are an expectant R, until he adds, "We could end up with none if we don't find anyone"! Ah, getting closer to the truth all of a sudden!
So it's time to big it up again in case fans sense the lack of genuine intent: "We had six or seven in the last transfer window, which is way above what I thought we'd get." Does that 6 or 7 include Gabbidon and Dyer perchance? Ferdinand, Wright-Phillips, Young, Barton...Have I forgotten anybody?
Then he adds: "It depends. At the last minute some things come up. It's very hard to tell." True, Tony, true. Warnock may be trawling through those 100,000 videos and just before the window slams shut, he may spot a Lithuanian playing in a Sunday league game and yell, "That's it! That's my man! Get out the cheque book Tony, this one can be had for a fiver and twenty Ryaniar flights for his nearest and dearest. We can even stock up the staff in the local Lap Dancing club as part of the package!"
Did anybody ask him about Gary Speed I wonder? "Ah, Gary Speed, great man, almost as great as me. I remember watching him playing alongside Stan Bowles when I used to stand on the terraces at Loftus Road in the early 1980's!"
Posted by Hammersfan at 16:41