Big Phil Scolari announced in a press conference today that Chelsea were a better team than Southend.
Which should come as no surprise to seasoned football fans the world over, considering that the current squad of Chelsea players cost something in the region of a billion pounds, and that Michael Ballack's monthly paycheck could fund Southend for a year or more.
Yet Big Phil, still reeling from the pasting that his team took at Old Trafford on Sunday, when they looked like a pretty crap pub team as they succumbed 3-0 to a rampant Manchester United side, seemed strangely insecure.
"If we play with the same heart they do," he said. "Then we can win."
The Spoof says:
"Come on Big Phil, stop with the excuses. You're playing Southend, not Barcelona. Or Manchester United." (Heh heh)
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Chelski won but personally this reporter is far from convinced.
Or should that read 'convicted'?
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