Chip Wrappers: 24/11/2006

Football takes something of a back seat in the local papers this week as the back pages of both the Reporter and Advertiser are dominated by the announcement that Ricky Hatton will be fighting in Las Vegas in January.

It hasn't stopped the Reporter from finding enough space to print the ubiquitous Stalybridge Celtic story though, but the paper does deserve some credit for getting Forrest Gump to do the match report on the Hinckley - Stalybridge game:

"Watching Stalybridge Celtic is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get"

Surely a better analogy would be: "Watching Stalybridge Celtic is like a box of chocolates; nicely packaged but ridiculously poor value for money and may contain nuts."

Whilst I'm on the subject of the Reporter, after printing an accurate Unibond Premier league table last week for the first time in ages, they've inexplicably gone back to publishing the woefully inaccurate one again. I honestly don't think that the worlds greatest minds could explain the logic behind some of the decisions made in the offices on Acres Lane.

You may have noticed a lack of Mossley related stories today and that's because there hasn't been any - until today (Friday).

This afternoon an interview with new Chorley manager Gerry Luzcka on the Hawksbee and Jacobs show on TalkSPORT revealed this little bon mot: before being made manager at Victory Park he was our scout! You see, you learn something new everyday.

And finally, they say a week's a long time in politics but it appears that football's the same:

"It's too early to be worried about league positions, whatever Saturday's result was, it wasn't going to determine our position in the league come the end of the season."
Jason Beckford - Tameside Reporter, 16/11/2006

"It is a big game - a proverbial six-pointer."
Jason Beckford - Oldham Chronicle, 24/11/2006

Till next week...