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Sammy Lee leaves Liverpool and Villas-Boas does some nice talking…

Any excuse…


Former Arsenal director Lady Bracewell-Smith isn’t happy with the current Gunners board and reckons they should all be sacked because they are ineffective (Ivan Gazidis, Peter Hill-Wood, Ken Friar) and because some of them appear to have escaped from a P.G. Wodehouse story (Sir Chips Keswick and Lord Harris of Peckham).

Anyway, that’s not all the nonsense that’s been going on behind the scenes in the Premier League.

With an assistant out on his arse and a new boy making a decent first impression, it’s been a busy morning for The Suits…

Sammy Lee has apparently left Liverpool. The Spoiler says ‘apparently’ because Liverpool haven’t actually said anything yet. It’s absolutely everywhere though so it looks like it’s true.

The BBC haven’t gone with it so we’re not 100% believing it just yet – just like we didn’t believe Michael Jackson (RIP) was dead until the BBC confirmed it about an hour after Sky stuck their neck out. C’mon BBC, get a move on…

No-one seems to know why he’s left so would anyone care to enlighten The Spoiler? Or maybe just indulge in some wild speculation? Off you go…

Meanwhile, Andre Villas-Boas has got off to a very tidy start as Chelsea boss by promising to get the boys in blue doing some skills and stuff. He said:

“It’s not just about winning, but winning with a certain amount of flair. Everyone likes attacking football.”

By all accounts it was an impressive performance in the glare of a press conference that lasted around 60 minutes and had about the same number of Jose Mourinho questions.

He’s gone and got Roberto Di Matteo in as his No.2 which strikes The Spoiler as a shrewd move and sweet baby Jesus he looks good in a suit and an open-necked shirt.

Moving heterosexually on, he also – rather less impressively – had this to say:

“I am just one guy in this big club. Maybe I should be called ‘The Group One’”

Clangs a little bit, no?

What do people think? Happy with the developments at your club? Let us know with a little comment below…

4 responses so far
  • Amber // June 29, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Is it just me or does Sammy Lee look a little like Gary Busey??

  • blah // June 29, 2011 at 3:52 pm


  • Jakey // June 30, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    No you look like Gary busey

  • villas // January 18, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Funny pic!

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