18.44 – The world and his mother are drooling over Bergkamp’s goal against Newcastle. The more you see it, the better it gets, and the unadulterated joy of seeing the defender flat on his arse as he scores the goal is quite something. It really was a unique goal. In 30 years of watching football I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it. Bergkamp only tries things like that when he’s full of confidence, and focussed on his football. When he’s in form he really is a special player, it’s just a shame we haven’t seen more of it in the last couple of seasons.
Derby tomorrow night. They’ll be boosted by the result against United, but hopefully they’ll be knackered. I’ve been painting rooms in my house today. I hate painting. I always thought Manual Labour was a Spanish communist. Ah well.
Added+ – Hi-res scan of Gilles Grimandi acting all innocent after clobbering Diego Simeone in the head during the Lazio v Arsenal Champions League game last season. You can find it in the ‘OTHER’ section. Gilles’ “WHAT ME?” face is an absolute picture. It’s quite a large file, so it might take a while to load if you have a slow connection.
Added+ – Patrick Vieira wallpaper.