I asked if I could just write 19 for this weeks FETWW wages, but was rebuffed. So to our scouse supporting Founder, I would like to ask him – whats the ground feel like now that you are off your perch? Yes Manchester United is Champion of England for the 19th time and it feels good. Rangers won the league in Scotland, now you always have two to choose from there. Still with all the jubilation of knocking the scousers off that perch they talked about in 1994, there was still enough time to get some FETWW nominations.
David Gold and David Sullivan (West Ham owners) – Now I am not the biggest fan of West Ham and I am glad that they have been relegated but the way they told Avram Grant that he was no longer required at West Ham was a pure and utter disgrace. Stories are emanating that Grant was fired in the tunnel or in the changing room. They have been relegated and they could have at least given the man the dignity of taking the team for the last time next weekend. David Gold and the David Sullivan formerly of Birmingham need to be dragged over the coals for this. Grant is supposedly one of the nicest managers in the EPL and the way he has been treated is like the way Obama has been treated trying to clean up Bush’s mess! Messrs Gold and Sullivan you deserve this nomination. Earn about $2million a week each (saves $8million).
Nile Ranger (Newcastle United) – So this kid is not a big name in world football but he plays Premier League football and I am sure the Toon Army has an eye on him to make a big name in Bar Code Land. The Geordies love their football and their players, but all the young kids hopefully won’t have Ranger as a role model. The Londoner was pictured wearing a hoody with a silver replica gun in front of his face. This is not the first time the kid has been in trouble. When he was 15, he spent nearly three months in a young offender’s institution for street robbery. So for being an irresponsible role model, you are our newest member. Earns about $20,000 (saves $40,000).
Martin Stekelenburg (Ajax) – Okay so Sergio Ramos got a nomination a few weeks back and you wouldn’t think anyone else would join him, but he got a buddy this weekend. One of the top goalkeepers in the world and a possible replacement for Edwin Van Der Sar at Old Trafford, Martin Stekelenburg take a bow. Yes, a goalkeeper drops the Eredivisie trophy. Not a very good addition to your resume to show Sir Alex. Martin, I am sorry you should have a safe pair of hands! Welcome to the FETWW club. Earns about $50,000 (saves $100,000).
West Ham Players – So if you just were relegated from the Premier League, what would you do? How about going home and contemplating playing in the Championship next year. No!!! West Ham decides to throw a party at a top London Hotel. Then Demba Ba was asked for an autograph and declined as he said he was too tired, which sparked a brawl, with the boys in blue called to intervene. Nice way to honor your fans for their service this season. Not! Have a good season in the Championship lads. Saves about $7.5 million.