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He’s a fucking class A director. I mean every film he’s ever made has been “woah, fuck me” material. Memento was his first mainstream movie, starring Guy Pearce from ‘Neighbours.’ A total mindfuck of a movie going both forwards and backwards at the same time. Then you had ‘Insomnia’ starring Mrs Doubtfire and Michael Corleone, well Robin Williams and Al Pacino. With them two starring it was hardly going to fail was it?
Dispelling the ‘Director of Football’ Myth
Damien Comolli was once seen as an enigmatic figure to say the least. From his time as a scout for Arsenal under Arsene Wenger to his ill-fated spell at White Hart Lane, Comolli had been treated as a hindrance to the incumbent managers at the clubs he had served. However the facts suggest otherwise.
Damien Comolli has brought plenty of young talented footballers from abroad and the lower leagues of English football to the Premier League. His more notable signings are that of Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy, Roman Pavlychencho and Dimitar Berbatov. Yet his arrival at Anfield was treated with trepidation. Why? In this country, we treat ‘Directors of Football’ as power hungry failed footballers or coaches who have nothing better to do than interfere with the manager and lay claim to any gem of a player they may find in Mongolia or The Congo. Remember Frank Arnesen? He was lauded as the man who discovered the Brazilian Ronaldo, even though most of the footballing world already knew about him.
Another supposed long running saga regarding a supposed Liverpool transfer target. I suppose with the Stuart Downing and Charlie Adam signings completed it was inevitable the papers would start running this one again. Liverpool do need a left back however and on the basis of last season, Jose Enrique who put some decent performances in for Newcastle, I think he would be a fairly good signing. He’s quick footed, has a decent delivery, is good on the ball and has an attacking mindset. His defensive capabilities are questionable but there aren’t many full backs in world football who can defend to a world class level.
One of the best articles I’ve read for some time. A tribute to the greatness of Andrea Dossena. Cruyff turns, Messi dribbles, delicious lobbings and the China lunar probing.