The Diego shorts

IT was rainy, windy, blustery last night – so it was a measure of Alastair Campbell’s unparalleled braggadocio that he should stride onto the pitch last night wearing his best shorts: the pair signed by Diego Maradona. Wowza. If Diego signed a pair of shorts for me, they would be in a frame. On the wall. I wouldn’t risk them getting even a speck of dirt on them in a match against what Campbell called “hapless hacks”.

I mean what says I’m-the-big-man more than pulling on the Diego shorts for a charity match at Haverstock School.

It says I play with Maradona – and you don’t.

It says And if these ones get ruined in the rain, then I can get another pair. Easy.

It says 10-4.

What chance did we have?

4 Comments on The Diego shorts

  1. theo blackwell // September 15, 2010 at 6:47 pm //

    Ah the predictable retreat into victimhood.

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  2. Richard Osley // September 15, 2010 at 6:59 pm //

    You also had 15 players and subbed out Mike Katz for Rory Campbell. Also it would have been fairer if Raj Chada had played the whole match!

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  3. Awale 'Ronaldinho but last night Felipe Melo' Olad // September 15, 2010 at 7:26 pm //

    It would have been a respectable 7-4 win for Labour’s youg guns if your lads didn’t score so many own goals.

    You also seem to have forgotten the wreckage Murad Qureshi inflicted on your right flank and the destruction delivered by Rob Higson on your hapless defence.

    I sat back like Melo and fed the ball – I was the decoy.

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