Saturday, May 10, 2008

We're Smarter Than Gillet and Hicks

The EPL (suck it Barclay's) season ends tomorrow, and Gillet and Hicks will have cemented their incompetence by having Liverpool finish with no trophies whatsoever (2 points to note here: (a) one could argue about how much influence Gillet and Hicks have on results on the pitch, but for purposes of this post just roll with me; and (b) this is not a dig at Liverpool, as my beloved Gunners have also won fuck-all this season). Unlike those two clowns, we here at UF know how to run a successful football club. Join me after the jump to see what I mean.

Several of us here at Unprofessional Foul are owners of a real football club. We have previously mentioned our involvement with Ebbsfleet United of Conference National (Blue Square Premier LEague) in England. Well, this morning the UF owners of Ebbsfleet United became champions, as the club defeated Torquay United 1-0 in the FA Trophy final at Wembley. After having a penalty kick saved earlier in the match, Chris McPhee slotted home a shot from close range right before half-time for the match-winning goal.

Ebbsfleet's keeper Lance Cronin responded well to the Torquay attack throughout the game, making several important saves, including one at the 6-minute mark of the match to keep the scoreless tie. Despite 3 yellow cards in the match (including one to captain Paul McCarthy in the 11th minute), Ebbsfleet continued to play aggressively on both offense and defense, with the result being a championship to end the season for manager Liam Daish.

In the end, an astounding 40,186 people watched our football club take home the hardware. It was a pretty impressive end to an exciting and unusual season.


Andrew said...

Congratulations. Any thought to purchasing Crouchie for Ebbsfleet?


Mike Georger said...

i for one dont buy the excuse some people want to make and blame the turmoil for the season. shit chelsea actually FIRED their manager, have been dealing with rumors since that the replacement is getting fired, and an all but certain exodus of several of their biggest players. but theyre still alive for a double.