That, in case anyone needs a clue, is our Premier League record since Oct 24.
So if Steve Bruce needs more than a simple “get lost” to offer Rafa should reports of a Liverpool bid for loan deal for Kenwyne Jones contain even a hint of truth, that might be a good place to start. I am not sure how it’s pronounced but it tells a striking story when written down (I realise it should really be LDLWLLDLLDDL, but X for a draw would sound better).
Get the phrase, though: loan deal. Not a “mind-blowing” transfer fee. Also a little short of £40m, the figure Kenwyne is worth on his day, according to both Bruce and Roy Keane. Just an agreement for someone else to pick up his wages for the rest of the season.
I would fully expect Steve Bruce to be a kindly enough character. But not one to take charity to such, well, mind-blowing proportions.
Unless, of course, he has an absolute 25-goal-a-season replacement lined up.