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Liverpool fans in Pennant attack.

The fracas concerning Jermaine Pennant was allegedly started when some people described as Liverpool fans started having a go at Pennant. The argument escalated and Pennant was ejected from the nightclub.

The rights and wrongs of this case in which the Police took no action frankly don't concern Blues fans. What does concern them is why the Birmingham Mail should want to escalate this trivial story. The author, Liza Smith is a well known Villa fan and whether this story was seen as giving her insignificant place in the journalistic world a bit of a boost or a cheap pop at the Blues is unclear.

MS Smith, well known for her cutting edge pieces on ‘Villa player in Hospital visit', would do well to stick to her particular field and forget football related articles. She may however look at the careers of Gary Newbon and Pat Murphy who have prospered as they have criticised Birmingham City and Jermaine vigorously in the past. Whether the two things are related is conjecture but being the most hated men south of the A38 has certainly done them no harm professionally.

If having Liza Smith and Pat Murphy on Jermaine's case is bad enough then the counsel of his agent Sky Andrew is a disaster. While Mr Andrew has managed to ensure Pennant's football career is keeping them both wealthy, his so called guidance and friendship is not helping much.

Pennant's problem is that he has no class. A man earning £1 million a year doesn't need to be frequenting places where he is likely to be meeting yobos who want to have a pop at him. His holiday bust up was in a popular holiday resort where he and his other football pals were easily recognised. Former Blues man Alou Cisse would, when he wanted a night out, fly to Paris. Paul Merson who's problems dwarfed those of Pennant's would go to New York to relax.

If he wants to enjoy himself then why not get away from the glare of publicity and find some privacy. Invite only the people who he can trust and not those who feel he is fair game to pick a fight with. Mr Andrew if he really has Jermaine's interest at heart should be keeping him away from the maddening crowd.



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Date:Friday March 3 2006
Time: 2:19PM

Comments

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Stick to football and get home early JP
FinFan
03/03/2006 14:22:00
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Pennant has been the best right winger in the Prem this season. If he could manage to shake off his dodgy reputation he would be in the England frame. He is a better player than Wright-Phillips on his day. Trouble is he seems too thick to realise the damage he's doing to his career.
IanBoydon
03/03/2006 23:07:00
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He laid the blame fully on Arsene Wenger for not picking him for the team as his excuse for his wild antics, but then Brum kindly gave him the second chance he so badly craved, gave him first team football every week and look how he repays them. So much for the new leaf then eh JP.
Rocky7
03/03/2006 23:57:00
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It's a crying shame. Why don't these people realise they're a role model to young kids.
Adie
04/03/2006 15:04:00
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Tried very hard today at Boro
FinFan
04/03/2006 21:03:00
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Pennant is a bit of a fool really. Undoubtedly talented, he had the football world at his feet. I can't help but feeling he's throwing it all away. He really seems incapable of getting his head down and working hard at football - the playboy lifestyle seems to be his forte.
pitythefool
15/03/2006 13:38:00
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