Monday, 21 March 2011
ALL HAIL THE GENIUS OF ADEL TAARABT
Queen’s Park Rangers’ genius maverick showman, Adel Taarabt, was last night crowned Football League Player of the Year at a swanky London reception.
Instead of humbly walking up to collect his award, he nonchalantly slalomed around four tables, double backed on himself and did it again in case anyone missed it the first time, flipped a food trolley over his head, dropped his shoulder, and as the cheese and pineapple fell from the air he dinked it with the outside of his shoe with such reverse spin it hit the back of the trophy, which he caught under his suit jacket before sauntering off.
There are footballers and there is Adel Taarabt; a complete law unto himself. Thank you Adel, in thirty seasons I’ve never enjoyed watching a player as much, and probably never will again. Now go on and help win the Championship, then next season we can bask in Gary Lineker's boyish excitement at your audacious skills, Alan Hansen moaning because you're a liability and don't track back, and Mark Lawrenson sitting there as always as if his colostomy bag has just spilt open.