Pascal Chimbonda has well and truly got my goat. At a time when our back for is held together with damp sellotape and the will of Allah, he's talking up his role as freelance goalscorer.
“I've got three for the season now and I will say I can get five - but I think I can maybe score even more." Look, I'm not entirely ungrateful. A goal is a goal. But the last fiasco against City was demeaning. Is this the football we're reduced to playing? Bundling the ball over the line illegally?
It was handball and none of his goals have been brilliant. In fact the abysmal 'let's cross it deep and put it on his head sketch' failed so many damn times that when it did eventually work most of the good had been taken out of it for me.
"You can't just rely on the strikers for goals, so it's good we get goals throughout the team." And just who, pray Pascal do we rely on to defend?
Tag right back now is it? I cannot stress how stupid the pursuit of this guy's dream to be a matchwinner is.
What would you rather have:
(A) Chimbonda returned to the Premiership Dream Team slot he was in when we bought him.
(B) A freewheeling undisciplined chancer hoping to make a name for himself at the wrong
end of the pitch?