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28 June 2010 @ 07:00 pm
Something that just occurred to me ...  
You remember US Airways 1549, the plane that landed on the Hudson River, NY in January last year? And everybody lived? 

Part of that was because they had Sully Sullenberger as their captain -- a truly brilliant pilot with a level head and a wealth of gliding experience that made him uniquely qualified to land a crippled aeroplane on a river. Part because they had a mature and professional crew, from the brave and focussed co-pilot to everyone in the cabin, who kept their calm and followed all the procedures in a manner guaranteed to minimise panic.

But some of it was thanks to the passengers, who obeyed instructions, held their brace positions, and exited swiftly in an orderly fashion. They helped each other stay on the wings and get out of the water, then get onto the rafts and rescue vessels. And it was also thanks to the air traffic controllers, the boat crews on the Hudson River and the NY rescue services. Everyone involved did what they could, to the best of their abilities.

So – aside from wishing how this was how everyone acted every day without necessarily facing a near-death experience – do we think there's anyone in English football who can sit the team down and just get them to watch documentaries about Flight 1549 until the lessons sink in?
 
 
 
Shivshiv5468 on June 28th, 2010 10:05 am (UTC)
Not much chance, tbh.

Oddly the Sun thinks everyone but Rooney should be sacked. And I think Rooney should have been dropped first.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 28th, 2010 10:11 am (UTC)
Poor old ManBoobs ... Yes, I am afraid you are right. And having seen him with his shirt off, I am going to think about Stuart Broad for a while.
Shivshiv5468 on June 28th, 2010 10:17 am (UTC)
I think we can all contemplate the naked Broad picture until all bad thoughts have passed.


I went and bought a copy of the dieux de stade calender for this year to cheer myself up, and Amazon used their courier delivery service who won't deliver out of hours, to different addresses, or at all.

~weeps~

so all that oiled flesh has had to go back to the depot.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 28th, 2010 10:44 am (UTC)
Oh that's just deeply unfair. Here, have Broad being put away wet ...
tousled Stuart
Shivshiv5468 on June 28th, 2010 10:46 am (UTC)
Meeps....

Oh lovely, lovely boy.

I must dig out my Malfoy Broad ficlet ....
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 28th, 2010 11:02 am (UTC)
Please do!
Darry Willisnursedarry on June 28th, 2010 11:38 am (UTC)
Could not agree more! Why don't IMPORTANT FOOTBALL PEOPLE listen to us?!
Shivshiv5468 on June 28th, 2010 04:04 pm (UTC)
BECAUSE THEY ARE STUPID.

We've a second class team that could fluke a win against better opposition if they were properly organised, which includes not selecting fatboy Rooney because he was good last year.
Darry Willisnursedarry on June 28th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
And at least some of the other almost-but-not-quite-as-terrible players are easier on the eyes than he is, so there's some entertainment value out of them, if nothing else...
Shivshiv5468 on June 28th, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
The England cricket team has done quite well on my preferred selection policy of picking hot blond bowlers even I'f some of them have cheated and resorted to bleach.
Darry Willis: DM - Leochinursedarry on June 29th, 2010 04:38 am (UTC)
It's a burden I am willing to live with. *grins*
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα_inbetween_ on June 28th, 2010 11:51 am (UTC)
" ... or you'll crash, burn, drown and DIE, you hear me?!"
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 28th, 2010 11:57 am (UTC)
HEE!!

Oh dear, I shouldn't laugh. We did lose a champion football team in an aircrash once ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_air_disaster
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα_inbetween_ on June 28th, 2010 11:59 am (UTC)
AND YOU ATE THEM!

Oh wait, that was someone else.

And anyway, too many musical artists died that way *sniff*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 28th, 2010 12:01 pm (UTC)
ARGH! The very deep wrongness of my loud hoots of laughter is becoming more and more apparent! *Runs away to laugh where no one can ask why!*
wemyss: mccwemyss on June 28th, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC)
'Do we think there's anyone in English football who can ...'?
No.

I'll tell you who the footer lot want to be made to listen to.

Straussy. And Bresnan, and Morgan, and despite Sunday, Broady, and Cook A when he returns, and Colly, and even KP, that's who.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 28th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
Re: 'Do we think there's anyone in English football who can ...'?
Since they have already internalised the need for a team to all both function individually well, and then well together, that would also work. But that lot have more important things to do this summer! (And that's both summers.)
wemyss: CofETorywemyss on June 28th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
EUREKA!
I have suddenly thought of the perfect choice, a man who, were he named manager, cd turn the England footer side around - LORD TEBBIT.

He'd have that lot for brekker. On his BIKE.