Bone Idle Gossip: Silliness and syllables beat serious stuff

Amdy Faye makes it into some people's teams of players with four-letter surnames, and could also be in the one of players with four-letter first names  Picture by Jonathan Brady
Amdy Faye makes it into some people's teams of players with four-letter surnames, and could also be in the one of players with four-letter first names Picture by Jonathan Brady
Pompey and Fulham drew 3-3. Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey boss disappointed not to get victory

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I REALLY must learn my lesson. My lesson being that you’re really not interested in my views on serious football issues, writes Steve Bone.

Whenever I bang on about the manager’s future, video technology or the Premier League, no-one takes a blind bit of notice. But if I ask for your Pompey teams of players with four-letter surnames, I drown in a sea of responses.

I’ve found my level and shan’t aim to appeal to any higher echelons again soon.

My teams of Davids and Pauls last week (which, incidentally, led to PFC getting rid of a David and signing a Paul five days later) seem to have lit the Blues touch paper.

I said I’d bring you the team of players with four or more syllables in their surnames, so here it is (or at leeast here is my version, other versions are available): Kawaguchi, Tavlaridis, Hreidarsson, Stefanovic, Zamperini, Prosinecki, Atangana, O’Callaghan, D’Alessandro, Biagini, Aiyegbeni.

My next challenge to you, as stated, was to produce a PFC team of four-letter surnames and you didn’t let me down.

Mick Williams was first in the inbox with this one: David Best, Roy Pack, Paul Went, Joel Ward, Andy Cook, Neil Webb, Kevin Ball, Eoin Hand, Martin Kuhl, David Kemp, Kanu. Subs: Poom, East, Ertl, Igoe, Tait, Pitt, Hall.

Neville Dalton went one better and came up with a decent XI (Ilic, Ward, Hogg, Foxe, Ball, Hall, Kuhl, Webb, Pitt, Kemp, Kanu. Subs: Tait, (Duggie) Reid, Cole) and a not-so-decent XI (Poom, Cook, Went, Gale, Rees, Enes, Diop, Faye, Diao, Kerr, Ross. Subs: Vine, (Kenny) Todd).

And Steve Burghard’s offering? Best, Cook, Reid, Went, Ball, Tait, Rees, King, Hall, Kemp, Wood.

Thanks to all who went for it but I feel that was far too easy. So for next week, give me your ‘McPompey’ team. Macs allowed as well as Mcs.

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