… but he ought to start
Yesterday, we wrote a piece taking a light-hearted dig at Phil Brown’s love of giving interviews detailing every precise detail of his transfer dealings. In particular, we suggested that the Hull boss’ propensity for telling the media which players he is interested in, whether they have had talks with him, how the talks went, what hot beverage they drank during the talks, how much the player wanted for wages, the registration plate of the car the player arrived in, and the chances of the player signing on The Phil Brown Transfer Likelihood Scale might be slightly deterring some players from signing for the Tigers.
Indeed, Michael Owen, Fraizer Campbell, Marc Antoine Fortune and Daryl Murphy have all turned Brown down already this summer. The latest news yesterday (which prompted our post) was that Bobby Zamora had rejected a move to Hull days after Brown had been telling Sky Sports News how confident he was of capturing the striker.
So what was Brown’s response to his latest setback? Straight back to the media, of course.
Of the Zamora transfer, he said: “Fingers crossed, as far as I’m concerned it’s not [over].”
Good work, Phil.