What a Load of Pirlo-ney!

Well yesterday was great. No sooner had I written this for ESPN:- ‘In the Know? Off you go…’ the greatest thing since the beginning of Twitter happened.

Somebody posted this picture (taken at Ocean Village) and posted it to twitter:-

Pirlo_Car

Cue Hysteria. Andrea Pirlo was coming to Southampton. Such was the frenzy that the fact that it was a GB registered plate was ignored, the fact that it was a right hand drive dismissed, one of the greatest players in world football was heading to St. Mary’s. What a coup. A signal of intent and the best transfer in British football since European Footballer of the Year Kevin Keegan made the same move.

Soon a search on the hashtag #saintsfc came with the handy ‘related search’ options of ‘Pochettino’, ‘Rickie Lambert’ and….. ‘Pirlo’.

Even Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri got in on the act.

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Sadly a spoilsport was quick to tell us that the car belonged to a local namesake who owned a chain of hairdressers, and soon our dreams of Pirlo joined those about Bierhoff, De Pedro, Del Piero, Owen, Korneev and Lineker in the great Saints fantasy team in the sky.

What is great about such moments is the reaction of the fans, some believe, some mock and some (like me) go into pisstake overdrive!

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All in all it was a fantastic day for all those that dare to dream! I don’t mind admitting that were Saints ever to sign Andrea Pirlo, I would weep uncontrollably for weeks.

Good Luck in the Premier League Andrea....

Good Luck in the Premier League Andrea….

Plenty more transfer hijinks to come….

Chris

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One thought on “What a Load of Pirlo-ney!

  1. Cracking post Chris! I follow you on twitter and it certainly brightened up my day!! Us Saints fans are many things and it’s great to see that having a good sense of humour is most definitely one of them! All the best. @superpandanova

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