Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Rosco, Jan 9, 2018.
The Guardian goes with the bland version
Sad if true. Beardo doesn't strike me as a natural bully, so that side of it seems very surprising to me, but he's one of those players who grew up not thinking about anything but football, so who knows about the race aspect.
I remember Craig Johnston express his growing exasperation about having to share rooms with Beardsley when they were at LFC. Craig, with that almost manic curiosity of his, was already dealing with loads of things apart from football, including writing a film script and designing various inventions, whereas Beardo would just lay on his bed and watch football matches. After a while, Johnston said, 'Pete, mate, are you interested in anything other than watching football on TV?' Beardo said, 'Oh aye, man, of course - I like to watch Match of the Day, Football Focus, Match of the Week...'
'What about movies?' Beardsley nodded. 'Oh aye - Escape to Victory, Yesterday's Hero...'
Johnston, getting agitated, asked if he had any interest other than TV or movies. Beardo replied, 'Of course I do! I like to read, too'. Delighted to hear this, Johnston asked him what he liked to read. 'Oh, loads of things,' replied Beardo: 'Shoot, Goal, Match of the Day magazine, Match Weekly...' At which point Johnston slammed the door and went off in search of a bar.
This could be perfect timing for us. Beardsley's Ying counters Bobby's Yang
Surprised someone with a jaw like that and who must have gotten a fair whack of abuse growing up would do the same to others.
I guess his soul is as misshapen and warped as his head.
Didn't he start at Man U? That's where he'll have learned this kinda thing.
I expect he developed initially as a growth on Bryan Robson’s chest.
(Bob Mortimer, lol)
You can't do an authentic Beardo impersonation unless you say 'To be fair' every ten seconds. In fact, if he did racially abuse players, the recording should contain lines like: 'To be fair, you look quite young, like, fer black lads, to be fair' and 'To be fair, you can gan doon there an' be swinging from all them trees, like, to be fair, all natural like, pet'. That sort of thing.
To be fair probably just work place bantz
I'm a bit bemused. I never got that sense of him at all, and not to toot my own non-metaphorical horn, but I usually do, but if most of the accounts are right he's been a real shithead. Really sad.
Taking a 'period of leave'. At least now he can devote himself full-time to the old racism.
I could forgive him and sympathize if it was just the case of him being the old school grumpy fuck coach whi didn’t give the youngster any peace, but if he was racist and actually being a sly bastard talking behind backs like has been reported, it’s not on and I too am quite shocked.
He is just as brainless as the rest of the Newcastle Fans..
It might be exactly that though. There's an interesting article about all this in the "Grauniad" this morning. Apparently Beardsley was always a bit of an odd man out socially, even as a player, and this isn't the first run-in he's had with the club hierarchy at Newcastle during his time on the coaching staff. The player who's made the complaint is appaz of Moroccan origin but, as far as I could tell from the article, none of the previous ructions had anything racist about them. The overall impression I got was that Beardsley's basically a bit of an oddball socially, and there may not be anything more to it than that. Let's hope so.
He'll be able to go back to the bell ringing.
It gets me thinking about the old Beardsley/Dalglish controversy, when Kenny suddenly seemed not to rate him after previously playing him as a regular. The decision seemed so odd that, inevitably, the rumours started, all of them I found pretty absurd. Maybe there was another issue there.
I'm sure I remember one about Beardo having an affair with Marina.
Which seems as likely as him leaving Liverpool to pursue a career as a Levi's model.