14th Aug 2015
By Gary Duncan
Greetings fellow Milan warriors and welcome to Duncan’s Delights. This week we’ll review last weeks cup opener against Shawfield Wednesday, we’ll chat to the Chairman Brother Benson and we’ll apologise for last week’s tips, this week’s are belters.
We begin with last week’s cup opener against Shawfield Wednesday. The teams entered to a packed K Park as Milan embarked on their defence of the cup they won last Christmas. With a fair few of the lads on European duty in a hostel somewhere in Prague City Centre a makeshift line up was organised, including Shaun “SuperFan” Vallance and Michael “Chocolate Ankles” Burt fresh off injury on the bench.
The Boglins started brightest and took the lead after 8 minutes courtesy of a David Chambers goal, cooly slotted away you can tell the Paisley Camel has spent his off season in the gym. Milan looked good value for their lead and indeed it was 3-1 at the break. Goals from Pete Coll and a second from Chambers before Shawfield replied. The second half began much the same as the first with Milan dominating possession and they made it count as Pete Coll added to his goal to make it 4-1. The game began to fizzle out as Milan knew they had the 3 points in the bag. Enter Big Dougie, having made it clear he was a striker this season he has managed a rare start up top due to the absence of just about every other available striker. On the 62 minute he put Milan 5-1 and the match was secured.
Catching Michael Burt, who had managed the team, after the game he told us “It was important to get that first win under the belt, with a few key players missing we knew it would be tough but the lads put in a great performance.”v
Brother Benson has been sunning himself across Europe again this summer, searching out all the best talent. Only for the pitch mind you. We caught up with him on a train somewhere been Krakow and Prague for a quick chat. We began by asking him how his tan was shaping up, he told us “Im a rich shade of mahogany just now but hoping for a classic oak finish before I return to EK”. The chairman was quick to congratulate the boys on a vital win at the weekend though, “I think it was a great result, we had some concerns about how much of a squad we could put together but the lads on the day must have been at the top of their game, not only to win but to do so convincingly”.
With the 5 new signings mentioned last week Benson was certain Milan were done in the transfer market “We have the nucleus of a great squad, adding more players to that would be unnecessary. We have enough players to be competitive every week but we’ve also got depth when guys can’t make it. I heard Chris Wright is starting a new shift pattern in December and he’s worried about getting injured before it so we might not see him until well after Christmas”.
Last week we got well and truly roasted by Brentford and Everton. Let me say this, if Everton were a flavour of ice cream, they would be vanilla. They are to football what a beige carpet is to a flat.
Swansea looked the part against Chelsea and will host Newcastle this week. Look for Garry Monk’s men to take all three points against the Toon. Neil Lennon’s Bolton drew their opener and will travel to Middlesbrough this weekend. Expect them to return to Bolton empty handed.
Duncan’s Delight is Aberdeen, Spurs and Southampton at 5/1
In the interest of transparency we’ll keep a note of our tips this year.
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