Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Alan Smith wins medal

Alan Smitty Smith
Alan "Smitty" Smith, the plucky Manchester United striker, will probably get to play in the FA Cup Final this weekend crowning his magnificent comeback as United's 18th best striker. Having signed from relegated Leeds, days after emotionally kissing his Leeds badge during his team's end-of-season lap of honour, Smith has failed to become a first team regular at Old Trafford.

He tried to reinvent himself as combative midfielder, in the mould of Roy Keane, but was usurped by journeyman Duncan Fletcher. With the departure of Van Nistelrooy and the injuries to Saha and Solskjaer, Smith has been able to get a game towards the end of the season in his more familiar striking role. His physical style combined with his ability to fall to the floor under the slightest challenge make him a singularly unpopular player at away grounds.

Smith, known as "Smudger" to his mates, is suprisingly popular amongst Man U fans - suprising because he's such a complete clod. He was recently awarded a Premiership Winners medal despite not having played enough games to qualify for one. It seems he was awarded one of the "spare" ones that were allocated to the team on their league success. Perhaps it was his Premiership goals that qualified him for a medal? With no goals in nine appearances, probably not. Well he did score one goal in Europe. He has scored once in 17 games for the season.

Surely it can only be a matter of time before the Smith/Rooney partnership leads the line for England?



Blogger Polarbear said...

Now you've doen it he's going to score on Saturday.

11:50 am  
Blogger Polarbear said...

well at least it was a losers medal

6:13 pm  
Blogger Glynn said...

He could have doubled his season's goal tally today. Never mind.....

7:01 pm  
Blogger Polarbear said...

Did you see Smitty scored for England B team last night. Downing got 2 aswell.

11:01 am  

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