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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Watford FC Old Boys Club NZ

It has come to my attention that there's a link to this site from Watford Yellow Fever, Watford FC's most amusing fan blog. That's my cue to discuss the NZ footy situation, which I will attempt to do in the style of that site.

Professional pig's rear-end impersonator Ian Dowie may have disappeared from the scene for now, but what about all the other football people we never hear about any more? Like Darren Bazeley for instance. He inexplicably left the Golden Boys for moneybags underacheivers Wolves in 1999, despite Watford's phenomenal rise to the premiership that year. Then he was never heard of again, by me at least, until now. He has turned up as captain of the New Zealand Knights, Auckland's football team. They are clinging to the bottom of the Aussie league (or ladder as they insist on calling it), in much the same way that Watford are stuck to the bottom of the premiership like a bear glued to a skateboard (only worse: Played 14, Won 2, Goal Difference -27).

If that wasn't exciting enough, the team also features none other than Richard Johnson, who is not only in the squad, but apparently fit and making it onto the pitch. He scored two goals last season, presumably from his trademark thunderous strikes. Rumours abound that the knights are trying to recreate the glory days of Graham Taylor's second coming and Michel Ngonge has apparently been spotted around North Shore, along with Neil Cox and a fit again Nick Wright. Bring it on!

Those interested can check out the Knights impressive website.

5 Comments:

At 4:40 AM, Blogger Matthew said...

Don't forget Ben 'Bunion' Iroha.

Also, Darren Bazeley also fitted in 100 appearances for Walsall, I do believe.

 
At 5:12 AM, Anonymous Gail said...

How dare you call Wolves 'moneybags underachievers'!!!

 
At 1:29 PM, Blogger Matthew said...

By the way, you can have a job on Yellow Fever if you like. You've uncovered my 'secret' of writing a load of inconsequential babble and emphasise the odd word or phrase.

Top marks for that, you plagiarist, you.

 
At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on you 'Orns!

 
At 2:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've got Lloyd Doyley
We've got Lloyd Doyley
Who needs Wayne Rooney
When we've got Lloyd Doyley

 

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