An Apology…

Unfortunately, as some may have noticed, we have been unable to maintain our hitherto prolific level of erudite analysis and acerbic rants of late. Fear not, The Mambo remains very much a going concern but sadly, my fevered desire to escape the slate-grey tedium of my current job and JC’s intellectual pursuits are taking precedence for now. Rest assured, posts of trademark excellence are imminent, with something examining Argentina’s decline at U-20 level coming soon ( I would urge anyone to catch as much of the current South American U-20 championships as possible). Promise. Obviously, that’s What The World Is Waiting For…

Anyway, until then, here are the staggeringly brilliant Fire Engines and their unspeakably ace 1980 debut single ‘Get Up And Use Me.‘ On heavy rotation at Mambo Towers of late.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. SteveH
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 12:17:24

    The next football article should be titled, “Why Howard Webb is a shit referee but keeps getting all the best games”.


  2. Igor Belanov
    Jan 27, 2013 @ 13:10:54

    All I can think is that he must be blackmailing a lot of people in the FA, UEFA and FIFA.


  3. representingthemambo
    Jan 28, 2013 @ 21:08:39

    Haha – from memory, don’t think we’ve really focused on referees aside from one on Clattenburg so perhaps one is due…but then personally, i don’t really care about them quite enough to target any. I’d certainly agree that Webb shies away from decisions he should be making, however. Bizarre how highly thought of he is by the game’s governing bodies.



  4. Biggles Flies undone
    Jan 29, 2013 @ 21:36:06

    The governing bodies love him because he shies away from big decisions. If you decide, it is contentious but if you let it slip, then it is forgotten. Prior to the last MU v Liverpool match there was much made on Yahoo blogs that he (Webb) actually gave more decisions to Liverpool than MU. All the stats in the world don’t show what he doesn’t give. Like not sending off players in World Cup finals for foot to chest challenges (I didn’t want to spoil the spectacle) or fouls and pushes in the MU penalty area when he waves play on. No stat because he hasn’t got the bottle. No decision, no foul, no controversy. Complete dereliction of duty. He is almost as bad as Paul Alcock used to be. And Clattenburg is just a ….


  5. Igor Belanov
    Feb 01, 2013 @ 12:13:42

    Hit the nail right on the head there Biggles. His performance in the last World Cup Final was one of the worst I’ve seen, but because he was ‘our’ ref, the English media gave him an easy ride.


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