The Biter Bit: Someone or somebody who has caused harm to other people in the past who has retrospectively been hurt big time by those he wished to harm in the first place. A quote from some famous geezer I can’t trace c 1650.
Go Wilder: Track on an old Tenpole Tudor album. Sample excerpt of lyrics: “Go Wilder, scream and shout”. c 1981. Please note the irony of the Wilder word, fellow NCFC supporters.
Sorry Mr Wilder but a combination of these references, although seemingly 300 years apart, say something about your club and its “security” staff. They allowed Sheffield Utd supporters to throw a couple of their bottles at Angus Gunn, You didn’t mention the assaults on our fans after the game. You got turned over and collectively didn’t like it.
But we did… oh yes we did.
Because that’s nearly 300 minutes since we conceded a goal in the Championship and the less you and your ilk like it the more we will enjoy it as it continues.
Your interview after the match attempted to offset the blame from yourself. Who else was to blame? The programme seller? The burger boys? The man who took too long to put the diesel in our team coach?
I wasn’t at the battle of Bramall Lane (an exaggeration I realise, but it sounds like it might have been a little bit naughty from what I eventually heard).
In all fairness my mate Tom, who was there, said he encountered no nastiness on his way out but equally admitted that could have been a case of right place, right time. His colours were apparently hidden as a precaution on his way back to his car.
Do we really want to go back to the 1970s? I know I don’t, ‘cos I remember the era only too well. Too much plastic off my soles from running away sometimes.
To address those treading on the green stuff itself I can only write off the back of what I heard on the radio.
Mark Rivers and Chris Goreham were a joy to listen to. I always like listening to Rivo because he obviously knows what he’s talking about – he’s good value and the pair of them hosted an unexpectedly well-balanced and non-provocative CanaryCall afterwards.
Marco Stiepermann and Tom Trybull were singled out for exceptional praise, as was Yanic Wildschut, and having seen it on the highlights, what a finish for his goal – it really was top drawer. Yes it looked also liked a penalty-conceding foul on James Maddison, but…
To come back down to earth for a second, I really don’t know where this leaves Russ, Steven Naismith and (regrettably from my point of view, I really still rate him) CamJam. Cameron I suspect will be okay with us for the rest of the season I firmly believe. The other two, hmmm…
Mr Wilder, if your objective is to bully sides, you seem to have discovered that your lot can’t do it to us. I don’t blame you for your general approach but it didn’t really work for you on Saturday.
When you bring your lot back to the Carra with fire in your nostrils and possibly a degree of discontent in your heart, you might find some steel that wasn’t made in Sheffield and will be decked out in yellow and green. We’ll beat you again because our (footballing) lads will be more than up for it.
Daniel Farke’s relaxed, eloquent and educated aftermatch comments were in very pleasant contrast to your own.
Someone has to make some comment about Harry Redknapp sometime soon so it might as well be me. My first thought was ha ha ha (am not a fan), but my more reasoned consideration is quite genuinely WTF! At least we narrowly dodged the Hodgson bullet. I have no idea what Palace feel they’ve achieved.