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16th December 2013 - little rays of light

On the basis that it’s cruel to speak badly of someone who’s just lost their job, I’m not going to speak badly of AVB. What I will say is that when there were rumours of us signing him, I was appalled. There was no reason to justify the signing at all. I was so incensed that I was motivated to put pen to paper and wrote to Daniel Levy saying that it’d be a disaster, that it would be another Juande Ramos and, as it turns out, I was right. A polite “thanks for your interest but we’re going to do what we want anyway” letter came back a couple of days later. So - "I told you so"!

Since then, we finished last season lower in the league than the previous season which was deemed such a failure that we sacked ‘Arry over it. This season has been an unmitigated disaster. We’ve looked poor from the outset. Our wins were unconvincing to say the least. Then the losing spell began. We lost 0-3 at home to a side in a relegation battle, then 6-0 away and the worst of all a 0-5 mauling at home. Our players look like they don’t know what to do. At 6.30am this morning we were all (my lovely DSHM) discussing communal group hugs on Facebook in order to bolster ourselves before the next wave of depressing taunts from fans of other clubs.

So, all of this considered, was there a tiny bit of disappointment to be told the news at mid-day by a student friend, that AVB had been fired? No. There is a glimmer of light tonight, even though the names being bandied around to succeed AVB are a bit scary in many respects. I can’t bear to see my team in tatters. Hopefully there will be a brighter future…

Canon EOS 5D
15s f/16.0 at 100.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Photo.Keely16-Dec-2013 22:01
Nice image! Interesting write-up. V.
Bill Miller16-Dec-2013 20:48
I have auto white balance (AWB) on my Nikon. Is that the same thing ? :)