Monday, 6 April 2009

How to upset Kenny Jackett

A good friend returned from emigration in Cyprus last week for a wedding and to sneak in two league games at the New Den. Despite trials at the Valley 35 years ago, he has been a died-in-the-wool Millwall fan all his life just like his four brothers. He worked for Millwall on a part-time basis and one of his brothers still does. He's good company and usually has a story to tell.

Well, the smile last week was how big-time Izale Mcleod managed to alienate everyone at Millwall within days of arrival for the remainder of the season. Despite being a "million pound player" and coming from "the Championship," Izale was slow to make friends at the New Den. However, he knew just how to make a big impression on his new team-mates when boss Kenny Jackett got them together for a pep-talk just before his first game. As Kenny was delivering his words of wisdom to his focused Lions, one head at the back was bobbing to his own rhythm. It was our own Izale resplendent with his headphones on. D'Oh! Hard to think then, that Kenny could decide to sub the Championship million-pound man a week or two later for failure to produce anything of the quality necessary in League One. I genuinely hope we don't have to suffer him again next year, even if we've hardly got anything much better.

1 comment:

sm said...

I fear that this may something about the general level of discipline in the Charlton dressing room - didn't Pardew leave the Hammers dressing room in a similar condition?