Mediocre - my a**e.

Published: Monday, 25 April 2016

'If I had been given 10 years to work with Everton by being mediocre I wouldn't accept that'. 

 They told me on my journalism course many years ago - never start a piece with a quote. And never start a sentence with 'and'. Too late! 

 I had to start with the quote  because it leapt out at me in Monday morning's papers. I had to read it a couple of times to see if it had been taken out of context in anyway. Nope. It wasn't. 

 The headline in The Mirror read 'I can deliver glory. Moyes only brought TEN YEARS OF MEDIOCRITY'. Did he really?

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Video evidence? No thanks.

Published: Monday, 18 April 2016

Did Vardy dive? Was Jon Moss correct to penalise Wes Morgan for holding/pushing/impeding and give West Ham a pen? What was the difference between what Winston Reid did and what Vardy had done earlier? Should Leicester have had a pen when Ogbonna was brainlessly all over Huth shortly after? And was Andy Carroll right - was the award against him just to 'even things up'? 

 I've read everything as usual this morning (Monday). Henry Winter calls Moss a 'poor referee'. He argues that Moss had to be '100% certain' Vardy had dived in order to book him and subsequently send him off. He was Henry, or he wouldn't have got his yellow card out again. For me, it was a dive. Let's agree to disagree. Vardy has played on the edge like that all season. Good forwards can make penalties out of situations like that - get across the defender, tangle your legs up with his and go over. Vardy did parts one and two really well, but the swallow dive was embarrassing. It was a correct yellow.  Few have considered his first booking perhaps wasn't. 

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It's over - isn't it

Published: Monday, 11 April 2016

 Other than the most ardent Leicester City fan - does anyone yet believe they're going to win the title? I haven't found anyone that does! Why? 

 Actually, I'm not sure I'd even find a Leicester fan that thinks they can win it if I went looking! 

 What a wonderfully exciting, yet equally frightening time this is for everyone connected with the club. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. 

 Ever since Leicester went top on their own, all they've done is extend their lead. They've kept on winning, passing every test, yet we still don't think they can win it. We're all still waiting for a slip. Why?  

 I kind of get it. It's almost certainly because they haven't been the course before. I'm constantly being told 'they don't know how to win it'. Ok, that's true. But do Spurs? No, of course not. They haven't done it since 1961 for goodness sake! 

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