Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep: Tube of The Week : Ian Wright

Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Tube of The Week : Ian Wright

Ok, I might come across as quite biased here, beacsue of my Scottish heritage, but I thoroughly enjoyed England's penalty shoot-out exit to Portugal on Saturday in the World Cup quarter finals. Predictably, the media are blaming Sven-Goran Eriksson, who failed to get the best out of their "undoubted world class players".

This arrogance is the main reason why Scots love to see the English fail so much. England have only ever won one major tournament ( in their own country nonetheless) and since then only appeared in two semi-finals. This is poor for a country who think they are among the world's super powers.

Anyway, the point of this article is not to slag the palyers off (although Rooney deserves it), its the media who should shoulder the blame for continually raising expectations.

The tube of the week award goes to BBC football 'pundit' Ian Wright. It is highly embarrassing when fellow pundits, Brazilian Leonardo and Frenchman Marcel Desailly, both have a better command of English than him. It was also embarrassing when he squealed like a schoolgirl when South Korea equalised against the French, with Desailly sitting next to him.

There is a rather amusing article, containg one of Wright's gems :

“However long we were in the wilderness, I would rather see us in the wilderness for years with an English manager than win the World Cup with a foreigner”.

This makes him look like a bigot, but in all reality, his saving grace is he is just not very clever. Although such comments are pretty poorly judged, when you consider the amount of fellow pundits around him in the BBC studios, who are actually "foreigners".

A Guardian article recently remarked they " hope (Wright) is being paid to act like an idiot, for comedy value". I am certainly not paying the TV License to listen to this clown!.

However, his crowning moment came after England missed their third and decisive penalty. He could not even look at the camera and looked as if he lost all of his life savings on England's exit. Many people call him passionate. I call him my tube of the week. Get him off the TV. NOW!!!!!!!!!

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