Tuesday, June 13, 2006
The distracted non-performance of Brazil's bald, fat striker against Croatia suggests that he may have been talking to England's "motivational guru" Watt (What?) Nicoll (see below Wayne Rooney etc). As I said, Watt's favourite question is, "Do you want to be a winner, a champion, a hero or a legend?" This is enough to paralyse the most stable mind, but the effect on poor, moody Ronaldo has plainly been devastating. This, after all, is a footballer who appears to buy his haircuts on eBay. But who is this Watt? Well, he seems to be an MP, though this turns out to mean Motivated Person, as one might have expected. But this seems to be the man. He has a beard, wears big bow ties and seems to know Hillary Clinton. I rest my case.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 9:11 pm