7 deadly sins….Envy

7 deadly sins of football

Blair not a liar – Newcastle United, 1997

That Tony Blair was occasionally economical with the truth in his time in office is not in doubt, but with one of his most notorious “lies” he was genuinely innocent.  Blair was alleged to have said in a BBC radio interview that he remembered sitting in the Gallowgate End at St James’ Park watching the Newcastle legend Jackie Milburn play.  This was basically impossible – Blair was four when Milburn’s career finished, and the Gallowgate End did not have seats until the 90s – and was seen as a risible and patronising attempt to secure the working-class vote.  But when the tape was discovered years later, it was found that Blair said his time as a supporter “came just after Jackie Milburn”.

So he can be excused that – Now he just needs to explain everything else that has gone wrong with this country………

7 deadly sins….Wrath

Tosh Chamberlain was the lifelong mate of Johnny Haynes, whom he took to Fulham, where the England inside-forward played 18 years and 658 games to become a Craven Cottage legend. But Chamberlain is also the player who was booked for swearing at that same friend. "Ain't he a f****g bighead?" Chamberlain said when Haynes had off ered the petulant tea-pot expression following Tosh's blast over the bar from a precise pass. After Mervyn Griffi ths, a Welsh referee, strode up to him and said, "What did you say?" Chamberlain's immortal response came: "Don't be a cunt ref, he's on my side." Out came the yellow card.
Tosh off – Fulham, 1961
Tosh Chamberlain was the lifelong mate of Johnny Haynes, whom he took to Fulham, where the England inside-forward played 18 years and 658 games to become a Craven Cottage legend.  But Chamberlain is also the player who was booked for swearing at that same friend.

“Ain’t he a f****g bighead?” Chamberlain said when Haynes had offered the petulant tea-pot expression following Tosh’s blast over the bar from a precise pass.

After Mervyn Griffiths, a Welsh referee, strode up to him and said, “What did you say?” Chamberlain’s immortal response came :

“Don’t be a cunt ref, he’s on my side.”  Out came the yellow card.