Friday, 10 October 2008

Manager of the Month

Not many managers can come into a month on the back of a 5-0 monstering at home and end it with the Manager of the Month champers, but Phil Brown's done just that.

Clearly the 2-1 win at Arsenal alone should have earned him the award, especially as it was almost a unique achievement and came via the further handicap of a 1-0 deficit, but the victory at Newcastle United by the same margin and a draw against Everton at the KC had something of a bearing too. Maybe now the severe kicking administered by Wigan at the end of August can now be regarded as a freak rather than the norm. We'll see.

Fortunately, a 1-0 win at Tottenham has begun October in the same style, meaning that hopefully Brown will avoid the alleged 'curse' which comes with such awards - the one which dictates that the recipient's team will immediately be unable to beat a carpet, let alone a football team.