Nothing pisses me off in football more than hypocrisy! Example, January 27, 2010 “Video evidence, which shows Ferdinand striking Hull City’s Craig Fagan with an arm means that the Manchester United skipper must plead either precedent or accident at the hearing” The outcome? “That panel increased the mandatory three match ban by one game because Ferdinand’s challenge to the FA charge was deemed to be frivolous.” Ok, let’s for a moment accept that it was a fair decision.
When former Manchester United hero Dwight Yorke was first mentioned as a possible Sydney FC marquee signing in the brand new A-League six years ago it was met with disbelief by a cynical Australian public – but it came to pass. The same reaction was again shown when former Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler was approached to sign for North Queensland Fury four years later and Fowler is still playing in Australia with Perth Glory. There is now a strong move by the Newcastle Jets to sign United’s Michael Owen for next season – with a thoroughbred racehorse as part of a deal.
Does the name John Curtis ring any bells with Manchester United fans? It would not surprise if many will be asking John who? The versatile defender spent five years at Old Trafford, was a member of the 1995 FA Youth Cup winning team at the age of 16 and was tipped to be a star of the future but like thousands of other hopeful youngsters, his potential was never fulfilled. After making a total of 19 senior appearances for United, Curtis moved around a number of clubs including Blackburn Rovers where he played 61 times between 2000 and 2003.