Thursday, February 08, 2007

Just Not Cricket

In an incredible act of sporting co-operation, Lancashire County Cricket Club have agreed to loan their scoreboard to their Old Trafford neighbours Manchester United in time for the fixture versus Charlton Athletic.

"Most football scoreboards were not designed with the possibility of double-digit scores in mind," admitted L.C.C.C. captain Mark Chilton, "...though we haven't been asked to help since Crystal Palace headed to Anfield in September 1990. Luckily the extra functionality wasn't quite needed that time, but I can understand United's concerns."

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson denied that the decision smacked of arrogance, "Keeping fans informed is vital, particularly if they have a correct score forecast and are struggling to keep count eg. Ronaldo to score first, United to win 13-1."

Meanwhile Addicks supremo Alan Pardew (who ironically played in that aforementioned 9-0 drubbing) insists that news of the scoreboard change had done his teamtalk for him, "I've pinned the story on the training ground wall and the lads are really fired up," he confirmed, "...Hermann was fuming and said they were all determined to keep it down to nine or less to prove those arrogant b*stards wrong."

Latest score: Manchester United 578 all out (Ronaldo 187 n.o., Rooney 135); Charlton 76-8 (Ferdinand 5-27)


At 4:20 PM, Anonymous frankie valley said...

NYA - I'm going to stick my neck out here. I dont think United are all they're cracked up to be. That fancy cricket scoreboard thing will not be required on Saturday.

Not in the first half anyway.

At 5:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't Gary Neville play for Lancashire CCC Second XI at one point? He'll probably make some runs.

At 1:20 PM, Anonymous North Stand said...

Now we have Diwarra as a confirmed starter I can see potential run-outs. That's if Rooney's googlie (last seen disappearing up an old Mersey toll tunnel) doesnt do some danage first...


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