Pete Barrow: You’re a very naughty boy say Clarets
Jan 29 2010 by Mel Booth, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
RELIGION and comedy collided at the Reebok this week as to just what Owen Coyle’s status should be in biblical terms.
Once a deity at Burnley he is now Judas to the Clarets, but the Scot proclaimed himself Moses having led the Turf Moor team from the wilderness before deciding that the best way to spread the gospel according to Owen is to take a new congregation in Bolton (and I will resist the jokes about what a godforsaken place it is).
But far more entertaining was one Claret fan’s ingenious idea to quote from the scriptures of JC himself - yes the comic messiah that is John Cleese (pictured).
A banner on the away end at the Reebok read ‘He’s not the Messiah – he’s a very naughty boy’.
Hopefully this could open the way for more Python related themes to brighten up the Premier League.
Peter Crouch could cut the robot celebration and perhaps opt for a selection from the Ministry of Silly Walks – I’m sure he’d be brilliant at it.
Perhaps a fan could walk into Fratton Park and insist the club is dead, only for the man behind the counter to insist it hasn’t shuffled off the mortal coil.
And then we could relive the day Jan Molby’s career was brought to a sudden end just because someone tempted him with a wafer thin mint.
THE pictures looked very pretty, but just what on earth have the Houses of Parliament got to do with rugby league?
Super League XV chose London as the ‘perfect’ site to launch the 2010 campaign but one can only guess what the passers-by on the embankment made of 14 hulking guys all resplendent in their playing kit.
Knowing Londoners, they will have treated the whole thing with that detached lack of humour they have made their very own and averted their gaze – in much the same way they do if you accidentally do that awful northern thing of actually making eye contact and smiling at someone when you are on the tube.