December 1st, 2010
Belated Birthday Greetings: Torsten, Ryan & Jesus, Xabi
Ryan Giggs; inconsolable after our negligent behaviour. (Getty Images/Daylife)
We know that a few of you have parked outside our office with machine guns contacted us to politely inquire why we have neglected to cover the birthdays of some elite players recently.
So, to all those fans of Torsten Frings (22nd November), Xabi Alonso (25th November), Jesus Navas (215 on 26th November!) and Ryan Giggs (29th November) we would like to report that there is a good reason for our tardiness. We couldn’t be bothered. Seriously. We knew they were happening, we even mentioned them to each other in passing, but NO ONE could be arsed to write them up. Soz.
We figure that a full mea culpa now will put us in the right place for any festive merriment to come our way. And to be honest, the whole ‘leaving the office and trying to avoid getting shot at’ thing has become slightly nerve-wracking.
So, belated birthday greetings to Torsten, Fab Xab and and Ryan. Could you call off your girls now please?