It's hard to work out what might happening in Luci World. There's still not much evidence that he's learnt much English, and I think sometimes that he must exist in his own little Luci-Bubble, insulated from most of the bullshit.
Snodgrass, our best player and captain, was surprisingly forthright at that Lorimer's Bar about the promises that hadn't been delivered, and about the flummoxing sale of Howson, but he knows what it's all about - remember his other comments, earlier in the season, when he specifically said that 'Bates Out' chants didn't bother him. I don't think I'm insulting Becchio to assume that he, one of the other of our first-rank players, isn't as plugged into the situation as Snoddy. Can you imagine Bates or Lorimer or Harvey trying to explain to Luciano, maybe through an interpreter, why Gradel and Howson were sold and not replaced?
He's maybe got the simplest view of things of any of them. I want to play in the Premier League. I thought we were going to be promoted this season. Max and Jonny have been sold and I don't understand why. This Pugh guy is shit. The new manager shouts a lot and we're losing all the time. My agent says that Wigan want to buy me and I wouldn't even have to move house. On the upside, I kissed a seal
. Eh, adios.
By the way, does anyone have a table, or an easy way of making one, of appearances made since relegation from the Premier League? Becchio must be one of our steadiest performers in terms of time spent here and appearances made since we left the top flight.