Talk of Del Piero and Today’s Big Winner
Well, after the hysteria of yesterday’s shirt giveaway (more on that later) things have taken a rather sober turn this afternoon. Like one of those magic-eye pictures that were all the rage in the nineties, the details are burning into focus and it looks awfully like another international break boogeyman. Oh the humanity. Just pop my head under the water until the bubbles stop, if you’d be so kind. Or at least long enough to induce a two-week coma.
But hello, hold the phone. What have we here? Maybe all’s not lost. The Metro have come up with an absolute corker. This is what they blurted out on Monday morning:
‘Alessandro Del Piero eyes summer transfer to Spurs or West Ham’
Hmm. Not sure about the West Ham bit. But we’ll read on regardless:
‘Speculation is rife in Italy about what the forward will do next, after he made it clear he has no intention of retiring just yet.
The former Italy captain has now set his sights on a move to the Premier League because he is a fan of English football, reports Tuttosport.’
A few details that’re quite important. Del Piero has just turned 37 (yesterday, in fact) and will be awfully close to 38 by the time next season trundles along. A wonderful player in his prime- one of my favourite ever, as it goes- but it’s perhaps thinking a little too far outside the box in terms of what we might be able to offer us. At that age, this wouldn’t be so much his career’s swansong, as it would his forth and fifth encore which prompts everyone in the auditorium to shuffle in their seats impatiently and eye up the exits.
I suppose if it where to happen, it could be labelled under one of those ‘he’ll teach the young ‘ens a thing or two’ cockamamie schemes ‘Arry had in mind for Sir David of Beckham. Either way, it smells a bit whiffy to me. But what say you?
**A massive thank you for all the interest shown in the Tottenham shirt giveaway- you literally replied in your hundreds. As always, though, there can only be one winner. And that winner, drawn at random, is a Mr. Matthew Etheridge. Well done to him.**
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