April 12th, 2011
The Sizzle Query: To Cut, Or Not To Cut?
Concentrate on the hair, please. Getty Images/Zimbio.
With a pony tailed Andy Carroll scoring an impressive double in last night’s Liverpool game vs. Manchester City, not to mention the ‘positive’ response that the somewhat cute photo of Edinson Cavani prompted in yesterday’s ‘View From The Sidelines‘ post, we figured it is time to tackle the question of long hair on ‘ballers once and for all.
It’s a question that has vexed the followers of football (who are interested in such matters) for time immemorial. Think Glen Hoddle, Roberto Baggio, David Ginola et al, all pulling off a mullet or pony with varying degrees of success.
The modern day game has largely dispensed with the style. While a number of players are content to toy with the notion of lustrous locks and employ headbands to deal with any fallout from their fash choice, most find a more ‘traditional’ cut serves their needs perfectly.
Are you glad? Or do you think Andy Carroll’s pony is the key to his prowess in the box? Does Cavani’s goal scoring record owe something to his Samson-like locks? Would Carles Puyol (left) be the man he is without his mane of curls? Or would you lock the lot of them in a room with a pair of clippers until their furry friends have been evicted?