Saturday, June 19, 2010

In defence of our erstwhile defender

Given that it appeared on the Guardian's site, we might have expected this from Louise Taylor - but Harry Pearson? Despite his Smoggie leanings, he's usually quite sensible and fair-minded when it comes to commenting on us - but in this instance he's very much refused to let the reality get in the way of a good story largely pointless blog post.

While we'd freely admit Onyewu's displays for us when on loan three seasons ago were hardly spectacular - and certainly not suggestive of someone who'd move on to AC Milan - he wasn't the joke Pearson implies, and neither did he attract the same ire (from us) and guffaws (from everyone else) as Jean-Alain Boumsong and Titus Bramble.

It's also worth pointing out, as Paul did yesterday, that the American was definitely better than Fat Sam's choice of replacement, Claudio Cacapa...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

well being toon supporters we should be used to reporters printing crap about our club and its' players /explayers just comes with the territory of following the toon

12:52 p.m.  
Blogger skif said...

Must admit the World Cup blog series is far from Harry's finest work. Especially as his Friday column has gone missing since the World Cup started (nasty Guardian sports editors!) and is usually very entertaining.

Still, he wrote 'The Far Corner', so he'd have to do a lot of wrong to leave the high esteem in which I hold him.

11:59 a.m.  

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