But let’s put the Michael Chopra saga to one side, just for now.
If he comes – and so many sources report that he is coming, for £5m, that only a medical problem or disagreement over wages seems likely to stand in the way – I will rise above tribal issues and support Roy Keane’s judgment. Simple as that.
Lee Clark left under a cloud but did a totally professional job for Peter Reid, and therefore us, until promotion set up a conflict of loyalty in which there could be only one winner. Let’s see how Chopra, if he signs, performs – while realising, as he will, how the fans would respond if he proved to be out of of his depth. Rather, I think, as they will now respond to a certain away defender when Fulham come to the SoL, and a certain attacker at SAFC vs Portsmouth.
And just for a bit of fun, look at my pictures here and on the continuation page – click on image to enlarge – or, for one of them, open this picture and tell me what they depict.
It’s not hard, given the clue in my headline, but if anyone comes up with especially strong detail or a particularly impressive reply – with the obvious exception of the fan who supplied the photographs – I will award a small prize. My decision final blah, blah……
And the shame of it. I asked in the first version how to convert a BMP image to jpg, without spending a lot of money, and had to be dug out of my hole by a Man City fan. His reward will definitely be in heaven, and even then only if he donates six points to us next season.