By Chris Wright
Frank gets as close to heaven as is humanly possible in this Earthly realm
As you may well have noticed, it’s January – which generally means it’s open season for tabloids and newspapers for grown-ups alike to go big with half-arsed and utterly superfluous football transfer bulltattle and tittlehonky – but not the Daily Mail, for they have themselves an EXCLUSIVE!!!:
“Sir Alex Ferguson is considering a sensational move for unsettled Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard. Sportsmail understands Lampard would not be averse to a switch to Old Trafford.
“With United struggling for numbers in midfield and desperate to make sure Sunday’s FA Cup opponents Manchester City do not leave them behind at the top of the Barclays Premier League, manager Ferguson is weighing up an offer for a player he has always admired.”
What a scoop! Through sheer intrepid journalism, the Mail have been able to glean than Frank Lampard is a decent central midfielder and that Manchester United – a club with a dearth of decent central midfielders – may be in the market for a decent central midfielder this month, despite their manager’s repeated insistence to the contrary and the player’s repeated commitment to the Chelsea cause over the past few days.
The Mail understands – and that’s what sets them apart.
Indeed, if Lampard doesn’t join Manchester United by February 1st 2012, let it be known that I vow here and now to set my maternal grandmother on fire using nothing but a cigarette lighter and a can of Lynx Africa – that’s how much faith I have in the integrity of our national press right now.
Woo! Who’s with me? (Click for comic effect)…