Leaked Talksh!te Transcript
My inside source at Talksh!te sent me this the other day. He was recording everyone’s favourite idiot – Adrian Durham’s – ‘live’ phone in, when someone rang in to talk about Liverpool’s defeat to Watford and the end of their unbeaten run.
Caller: So Adrian, is it time to accept that The Invincibles season was actually a massive achievement and that Wenger’s 03/04 team were one of the best ever?
Durham: No, No and No.
Caller: Seriously Adrian, when the best team in the last ten seasons, who you’ve lauded constantly, can’t go a whole season undefeated. It’s time to eat humble pie and admit Wenger knew what he was doing and brought English football to where it is now.
Caller: Really, that’s your reply?
Durham: Yes, Wenger did nothing. You do the maths. England hit glorious heights in ’96, then nothing in 22 years with Wenger in the vicinity. Arsene Wenger decides to disappear from English football and what do you know? All of a sudden, England hit the glorious heights again. Wenger did nothing for England.
Caller: Jesus Christ, what twisted logic is that?! He changed the face of English football and is the only Invincible manager in modern history.
Durham: Invincibles !!!! Bollox!!! The Invincibles were a myth!
Caller: What the fcuk are you on about.
Durham: They lost Champions League group stage games to Inter and Kyiv. They lost home and away to Middlesbrough in the semi-finals of the League Cup – they fielded a decent side as well. They lost to Man United in the FA Cup. Not exactly Invincible, were they then?
Caller: Didn’t Liverpool just lose to….
Durham: Wenger was obsessed with going unbeaten. So obsessed he didn’t even try to win games as the season came to an end. He was happy to draw. Four draws out the last six – including home to Birmingham! Anyone saying the so-called Invincibles are the best ever has lost their mind completely.
Caller: OMG, Durham, you’re a deluded muppet, jog on.
Obviously this wasn’t broadcast.