Not sure where to put this, but if I remember rightly I saw someone mention it in the MDC yesterday.
Initially, Stelling tells Merson that Silva has good pedigree as the ex-Olympiakos and Sporting Lisbon manager. We’ll let the pair take over from there:
Merson: “I could win the league with Olympiakos. They’ve won it 107 times and it’s only been going 106 years.”
Paul Merson’s managerial career to date consists of a 94-game spell in charge of Walsall. He was appointed with the club in the Championship and he left them 19th in League One and with supporters protesting against his continued employment. No comment on the successful Sporting tenure or getting Estoril into the top flight and becoming the first manager in over five years to win a league game at Porto, you understand.
Merson: “The thing is, why does it always have to be a foreign manager? I’ve got nothing against foreign managers, but…”
But what? You just don’t want them at English football clubs? You don’t like them? Them getting jobs at English clubs makes you so angry you have to wipe spittle from your mouth?
Merson: “These ex-footballers are spending four or five years getting their badges, and what for? None of them are getting a chance.”
Ex-footballers like Mike Phelan, you mean? Who was given a chance by a little-known club called Hull City, completely failed and was quickly replaced?
Merson: “This is a good job. Hull are a good team, great stadium, some very good players.”
Clever this, from Merson. So now Silva is in charge Hull are a good team with very good players, and therefore if he fails it is his fault.
Weird then that Merson’s last ten Premier League predictions for Hull have seen them draw one game, lose nine and concede 25 goals. Not so good after all.
Merson: “What’s he know about the Premier League? What’s he know?”
I quoted most of what Merson said, but the article goes into great detail on what both Merson and Thompson went on to say.
Basically sums up everything wrong with the attitudes in English football, and shows in all its glory the idiocy of Paul Merson. I take his views with a pinch of salt when he's talking about us, a club you'd expect him to have more articulated views on (the reality is somewhat different), but his views on other clubs and personal seem even more ridiculous.
Precisely why I absolutely detest Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports.