A man who’s the player, manager, linesman and water boy for the team rooted to the bottom of Reserve Division 4 in the Swansea Senior League, has had his say on the pending appointment of Ryan Giggs as the new manager of Wales.
All-rounder and clubman Pete Bowen, 41, made the comments after his sides’ narrow 18-1 defeat at Ashleigh Road on Saturday, where he questioned the competence of 34 trophy holder Giggs as his only previous coaching experience had been at Manchester United.
Bowen said: “I’ve been in the job for a decade on and off, so I know what I’m talking about. Even Joey Barton agrees with me, so I’m not alone.
“Sure he worked under one of the greatest managers ever, but I worked with Anthony Wright when he was at West End and I wasn’t in the running.
“Being a Manager is all about leading from the front. It’s not unusual for us to be a bit short on a Saturday, so I step in where I’m needed. We played Penlan the other week; I was sharpening the boys’ studs before the game, in goal and linesman during the game and massaging deep heat into Rob the Racist’s pulled groin after the game. That’s commitment.”
Bowen continued: “He hasn’t got any experience of friendlies whatsoever, I was there for the 28-0 drubbing away to Kidwelly in July, and the hopeful 6-1 defeat to Cimla’s under 15s in August.
“How can you have the tactical awareness of planning whose leg to break on the opposing team when you’re shagging women all over the place? It’s a concern and I thank my wife and all other women for refusing to have sex with me to help me focus on the team.
“Granted, none of this will matter when I’m watching Wales on the back end of an all dayer because I love my country. So Ryan, if you want any advice on how to manage players with hangovers or ones who’ve forgotten their kit, drop me a line.”
photo credit: HaniAlYousif <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/81673944@N00/4628301337″>With Ryan Giggs on a recent shoot</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/”>(license)</a>