Monday, February 14, 2011

Ronaldo Retires

Seem to be drowning in video posts at the moment.

But it would be difficult to let Ronaldo's retirement (the Ronaldo - very young children, ask your parents) go unmentioned.

He was quite ugly, he took a funny turn before the World Cup final, he called his son Ronald and he was the best player Bobby Robson ever worked with.

In Sir Bobby's words:

Ronaldo was lean, mean, as quick as an Olympic sprinter and some of the goals he scored had me shaking my head in disbelief.

Couldn't score against Jim Leighton in the World Cup, mind. But still some player. The day we played Brazil in the 1998 World Cup one of the tabloid rags (Star? Sport?) ran a spoof front page claiming that he had Scottish heritage.

McRonaldo?

If only...