Wagging fingers, Fonz and Le Chav

We are part of The Trust Project What is it?'s artist in residence Rob Carey looks at Hull's impressionist, Liverpool's saviour, Chelsea's average killer and Arsenal's chav...

Jimmy earns a point

Now that’s how to celebrate a goal. Last Boxing Day at Eastlands Hull were 4-1 down by half-time, prompting Phil Brown to jump off his sun-bed and give his team-talk on the field in front of the fans.

On Saturday, after serial joker Jimmy Bullard levelled for the Tigers from the penalty spot, the Hull team relived the scene while Bullard took the place of Phil Brown and gave them a good telling off.

Meanwhile, Alex Ferguson, serving his first week of a touchline ban for constant moaning about referees, especially the ones who blow for time before his team have won, complains about the refereeing in his team’s 4-1 win over bottom of the league Portsmouth.

Well, he does have a point; Mike Dean only gave United two penalties.

Le Chav

No crap kits this week, but what was Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger wearing while giving the fourth official an earful this weekend?

As he pretended not to see all the fouls his team committed, the Gunners boss sported a jacket, trackie bottoms and trainers that any fashion conscious-chav would be proud of.

Gunners out of ammo

Meanwhile, as their manager was searching for his Burberry baseball cap, his team were losing their unbeaten home record.

The Blues soaked up all the pressure then punished Arsenal with some deadly finishing, Didier Drogba topping off the clinical performance with a beauty of a free kick.

The league leaders weren't at their best; you could say it was an average performance. So we were all treated to the commentator’s old favourite: “Winning while playing badly is the sign of a good team.”

What kind of team play fantastic and lose?

Happy Days for Liverpool

The Fonz was at Goodison for The Friendly Derby, where Reds sing about how much they'd miss Everton if they moved to a new stadium in Kirkby, while the Blues voice their love of Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard.

It was a must-win game for both teams, but Liverpool ended up 2-0 winners and thumbs up to goalkeeper Pepe Reina who kept Everton at bay.

A tap-in from dashing Dirk Kuyt and a Lampardesque deflection from Mascherano defeated the Toffees, but Reina pulled off a hair-raising double save that Jerzy Dudek would have been proud of.


So happy days are back for Liverpool, although they did look average. But then again, you know what the commentators say don’t you?

Classic Moments in the Premier League 1

Sunday’s Merseyderby passed by without its usual moment or moments of controversy.

So let’s remind ourselves of one of the greatest derby incidents of all time, Robbie Fowler banging home a penalty then showing the Everton fans his thoughts of their jibes about him having a cocaine habit.

When asked to comment on the act, then Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier told reporters that the striker was just pretending to eat grass.

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