Friday, December 28, 2012

Jimmy raids the Cottage

While Fulham no longer employs any Americans, it has been an indelible part of our country's soccer culture for a couple of decades. For those who haven't had a chance yet to drop by Craven Cottage, Kick provides the guided tour, complete with a visit to McBride's Pub. Besides, where else could you see Jimmy Conrad attempt to moonwalk? Hit me up some time, JC, and we can work on your Usher glide.








- Greg Seltzer

11 comments:

Will said...

Urgh, that statue.

Jay Eychaner said...

I agree: monuments built to honor the creepy neuroticism of rich people is amazing.

Jay Eychaner said...

Is, are, whatever. This is an internet monument built to honor my poor grasp of the English language.

dikranovich said...

Jay, in all honesty, you have to admit that there are not to many people who in one way or another have not been influenced by the king of pop, and we are not even talking cultural phenomenon, because it is so world wide.

Jay Eychaner said...

I was talking about Mohamed Al-Fayed, dik. You know... the rich guy who put that statue up?

dikranovich said...

it sure does not sound like you were talking about fayed from your comments. but if you are, then you are talking about a man who lost his son to early, and maybe you should think before you speak.

Paul Poenicke said...

I agree with Jay, whether he was referring to Mohamed Al-Fayed or Jackson. Football grounds should have monuments to football players. We rightly do not feel shock or dismay when famous historical figures--Churchill, for instance--are not enshrined at English football venues. More so musicians: Even the Beatles having a statue at either Anfield or Goodison Park would be inappropriate. Jackson had no real link to the club--a real slap in the face to the good fans of Fulham. The statue itself is hideous, no matter your view on its propriety.

Jay Eychaner said...

Captain of the high school debate team, ladies and gents.

Whether Al-Fayed's son was still alive or still dead, Al-Fayed himself is still a rich weirdo who thinks that putting up a statue of some other dead person at Craven Cottage was somehow a good idea. It's an act that speaks volumes about the man himself. His son has absolutely no bearing on the argument, and having a dead child in no way prevents him from criticism.

dikranovich said...

but we can cheer an oversized chicken running around the bases. if it was not the holiday seasons, id tell you two dorks to F off

dikranovich said...

oh, and paul, im sure you know that they let the dead rest in peace on the grounds of goodison park.

so, if you are a fan, you can have your ashes spread over the park, but if you are an owner, you cant pay homage with a statue at the entrance of the grounds.

dikranovich said...

sorry, pretend that there is a question mark at the end of the last sentence, please, thank you.