SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Irony is alive and kicking

Alan Shearer when manager of Newcastle.

Alan Shearer when manager of Newcastle.

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Further proof that football folk have no self-awareness was evident last weekend...

IRONY ALIVE AND WELL 1

Alan Shearer’s rant about Newcastle United on Match of the Day last weekend was amusing, until you remember he also failed miserably in his time as Magpies’ manager, averaging the worst points per game of any recent Magpies boss.

IRONY ALIVE AND WELL 2

Alan Pardew’s rant about Christian Benteke’s alleged dive last weekend was powerful, until you remember he manages Wilfried Zaha at Crystal Palace.

IRONY ALIVE AND WELL 3

Arsene Wenger’s rant about Thierry Henry’s opinion not being valid because he sits in the posh seats was strong stuff, until you remember that the Gunners’ boss never appears to see very much from his own vantage point at ground level.