They think it’s all over…………it is now
HOT FAVOURITES CAMEROON SUFFER STAGEFRIGHT AND LOSE OUT TO STRONG CHALLENGE FROM LIBERIA’S DEMOCRATS WHILE THERE IS NO MOVE FOR DEFENDING CHAMPS UNITED STATES OF LABOUR
“THE RACE for the Premiership just got interesting didn’t it Ron?”
“It’s a game of three halves Motty. There’s 60 milllion referees and it’s a three horse race now. It couldn’t be more exciting.”
“So, we’re 90 minutes in. Is this likely to go to extra time or maybe even penalties Ron?”
“The jury’s still out Motty. There’s been some woeful defending but all three have got potential match-winners in their squads. Let’s hope they don’t waste too many chances in the final third. We’re bound to get one or two offsides in the final two legs. It’s anyone’s game right now.”
It certainly seems, after the first Leaders Debate, that Lib Dem leader-cum-super sub Nick Clegg, has stolen the headlines and the plaudits. But will that ever really transfer into tangible power? It’s a bit like the old ‘Crazy Gang’ Wimbledon beating Liverpool in the FA Cup Final – a refreshing change which surprised everybody before the team eventually slipped back down into the obscurity of the lower leagues once more.
Reigning champs Labour showed glimpses of just why they’ve been in power for so long. Centre-forward Gordon Brown displayed his silky ball juggling skills, especially when debating the economy. But there are Manchester United-like chinks in Labour’s armour that come, like at Old Trafford, from the kind of complacency that sets in when you are in command and believe that you are untouchable. United look likely to lose their ‘crown’ to Chelsea this season – Labour will be hoping that David Cameron’s blue-shirted Chelsea-supporting Tories don’t do exactly the same.
Chelsea…sorry….the Conservative Party are the pretenders to the Premiership throne. But unlike Chelsea, who are hammering home their promise in every match on the home straight, Cameron’s Blues took a bit of a ‘roasting’ in the first leg.
Trying to play Mr Nice Guy and avoid confrontation is all very well but not if it makes you look weak and indecisive. It was a golden chance in the six-yard box booted firmly into Row Z, wasn’t it David? A PR own goal for a former PR consultant?
Our own Brazen Exit Poll places the leaders popularity score, after the first leg, as follows:
Nick Clegg – 90%
Gordon Brown – 72%
David Cameron – 50%
It’s back to the drawing board for Cameron; a desire to keep exploiting the failures of the old guard in order to distract attention from his own policy inadequacies by Nick Clegg: and a prayer or two from Gordon Brown that his party’s painfully slow clawing-back of popularity turns into a fully-fledged sprint in the final lap.
“Politics. Bloody Hell,” as Sir Alex Ferguson might say.
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