es un tarado y un chupamedias.'
saw a couple of different translations of Carlos Tevez's
attack on Gary Neville and, not being an expert in colloquial Latin American
Spanish, it had no idea which was the correct one.
thought it would do some research using the magic of three online translation
tools. Here are the results:
is tared and chupamedias
is a defective one and a chupamedias.
Google Translate: Neville is a moron and a
suggestions for 'tarado' included: Idiot, imperfect, crippled, stupid,
crazy, nuts and cretin; 'chupamedias' is boot-licker, butt-kisser, suck-up, sycophant, creep or sock-sucker
(sic), while the general consensus goes for: 'Neville is a moron and a bootlicker'.
precise translation, we can safely say Tevez was not being very nice about
bet is that next Wednesday's Carling
Cup semi-final second leg between Manchester United and Manchester City
will be a tumultuous affair.
Manchester Police will be mightily relieved if Tevez and Neville are merely
aiming hand gestures at each other by the end of that one.
match now merits compulsory viewing is a spectacular boost for the competition,
which is in serious danger of eclipsing the FA Cup as the country's premier knock-out competition (X-Factor does not
always professed himself mystified by the way the United faithful turned so
viciously against him - and reiterated in yesterday's
fateful interview that his cupped ears celebration was not aimed at the fans.
Yet even he
must realise he cannot win the respect of United supporters while calling their
club captain a 'bootlicker/butt
and a 'moron/idiot/imperfect one/ cripple/stupid/crazy
Tevez is either
completely fearless or completely stupid, or both. ED hopes he does not get too
rough a ride when he steps on to the Old Trafford turf, simply because it is so
much fun to hear one professional footballer laying into another - it would be
a shame if anything happened to discourage other from deriding their former
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The medias of
which Neville is supposed to be a chupa belong, of course, to Sir Alex Ferguson, who has spelled out in chilling
fashion his uncompromising management style.
students at Trinity College, Dublin, Ferguson said: "I
never lose control. If anyone steps out of my control, that's them dead."
rather explains the ruthless way he disposed of Ruud van Nistelrooy, David Beckham, Jaap Stam and Roy Keane,
to name but a few.
Fergie calling Stam into his office following the Dutchman's autobiographical tapping-up claims, and giving
him the Michael Corleone treatment from Godfather II.
"You're nothing to me now. You're
not a brother, you're not a friend.
I don't want to know you or what you
has never run a mafia organisation or had his own brother shot and dumped in a lake.
Although that might be preferable to getting sold to Lazio, given the rather
unpleasant nature of their fans.
similarities between Corleone and Fergie are clear. Anything that compromises
their power cannot be tolerated.
shows disloyalty, there is no way back. If they are lucky, they are simply cut off
from the family. If they are unlucky, some hired goon strangles them with piano
wire - which might explain why we have heard so little from Kleberson since he
left Old Trafford.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: Bolton
defender Paul Robinson on Alan Wiley's
decision to allow William Gallas: "It was a joke decision. And it happened right in front of
him. We are very upset with the referee - who has got to hold his hands up and
publicly say he was wrong. We'll be
taking our frustrations out on anyone that comes in front of us now." Look
out Sheffield United.
can follow full coverage from the Australian Open including Rafael Nadal's third round match, while Kim Clijsters is
presently on the wrong end of a hammering.