FEB 01] CWN COMMENT
Hail The New Sky Blues Dragons
City have been diddled – they‘ve spent millions on the strike
force for the 109th best footballing nation in the world.
latest FIFA world rankings place Wales in that illustrious position.
Surely it would have been cheaper to buy two strikers from Malaysia,
Oman, Mali, Qatar or Vietnam – just some of the countries that lie
whose official weight is slightly over 14 stone, has been scoring
goals this year for Wimbledon, but has he ever really cut the ice at
Premiership level since his debut half-season with Arsenal?
traditional centre forward he might be, in that he is big enough to
reach crosses, and heavy enough not to be intimidated by defenders.
he lacks the real eye-catching goal-scoring record that the Sky
Blues need if they are to stay in the Premier league.
has to be hoped that he can quickly fit in with his new team-mates
and find the net soon. Coventry ooze creative players, and the
thought of Bellamy, Hadji, Eustace and Thompson running at defences
with a decent target man waiting to lap up any leftovers augurs
well, on paper at least.
that doesn’t work, then perhaps Gordon Strachan should nip on a
plane tonight to watch Singapore play Bahrain. Such doyens of world
footballing talent would no doubt come cheaper for life in the first
you, world ranking is no hallmark for quality.
(rank 174) recently beat Singapore (101) to leave the group
favourites at the bottom of their preliminary group for
qualification for the 2002 World Cup.
what about all those Hondurans (rank 46) signed by Coventry City
last year? Has anyone seen them since?
[08 FEB 01] HARTSON
SIGNS IN 'PAY AS YOU KICK' DEAL