I don’t post often about Hull City so forgive me if I mention them now our manager has left us.
Ever since Adam Pearson has been involved with Hull City, as chairman/owner/whatever he is now (rugby league club owner I think), he has had a record of appointing one really bad manager followed by one really good manager.
Firstly, Jan Molby, when we were in division 3 (now known as division 2). Say no more.
Second, Peter Taylor, who guided us through two promotions into the Championship. Then he left for Crystal Palace and subsequent obscurity.
Third, Phil Parkinson who lasted about 34 hours, guided us towards relegation and was swiftly sacked.
Fourth, Phil Brown, our ultimate hero who rescued us from relegation, then the next year got us promoted to the Premiership for the first time ever against all the odds, and even more miraculously kept us up there. Second season in the Premiership he was sacked by the returning Adam Pearson (well put on gardening leave to be more accurate).
Fifth, Iain Dowie. The ugliest football manager ever. And one of the worst. Relegation.
Sixth, Nigel Pearson. Very boring but got rid of all our shit players, even Bullard eventually, and shaped a really good young squad which could have got promoted this year.
Now, Nicky Barmby. Hull legend, but has never managed anything or anyone. However, his sister used to be my babysitter when I was very young sometimes, and she was quite a looker.
If his sister could manage me as a child, I therefore conclude that Nicky Barmby may be able to do a good job.
His dad was also a very good electrician for Hull City when we were at Boothferry Park.
I can think of one or two footballers who an electrician may be quite suitable for.
Don’t worry, I won’t mention football again for a while.