Saturday, June 30, 2007

It’s neat, it’s weird, it’s Rafa’s goatee beard….

Keen followers of English Premiership football will be more than aware that the real action last season took place on the sidelines with many of the game’s highly respected managers doing their best to re-create WWE wrestling. Jose “The Portuguese Punisher” Mourinho guilty of repeated leg drops on the game’s officials. Arsene “The Strasbourg Silencer” Wenger who needed to be restrained for fear of sharpshooting Alan Pardew. For years Alex “Big Daddy" Ferguson has stuck his red blotchy nose into the business of anyone who’s even dared look with disgust at his leotard.

First blood for the 2007-08 season though goes to Liverpool’s previously subdued manager Rafa Benitez. The Spaniard, known for his ability to diffuse tactics through the medium of interpretive dance ,sowed the seeds of battle this week with a beard that just says “hey scally, get away from me fooking Porsche before I get all Franco on your ass”


  1. Still think they should award the Premiership on the basis of the best interpretive dance. Would make for a healthy change.

    I like Rafa's beard but it does make him look more evil, doesn't it? Not that I'm saying that's a bad thing.

  2. The Sun on Saturday were asking the question if it is the dodgiest beard ever in football. I'm notquite sure about it yet. Maybe it's a grower...(excuse the pun)