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Custard creams, ROG's handwriting and Burkina Faso; It’s the week in comments

President Higgins’ support for England wasn’t backed up, while the law was laid out to Tim Sherwood.

There was explanation for Tim Sherwood from our readers.
There was explanation for Tim Sherwood from our readers.
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IT’S BEEN ANOTHER busy week in the sporting world with the Masters getting underway, the European club rugby mess finally getting sorted and David Moyes’ reputation taking another dent.

We’ve gathered together some of the sharpest, wittiest, strangest and most memorable comments from our beloved readers. Thank you for your contributions.

Spurs boss Tim Sherwood outlined his feeling that he is treated differently to other Premier League managers, saying he’s damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t. Sean Mc had an obvious explanation:

“It’s because you’re more annoying than other managers Tim.”

Wayne Rooney returned to Man United training earlier in the week [even if it didn't look that way against Bayern], and the news was welcomed by Eddie Roche.

“Good news and great news for Utd fans today. The good news that Rooney took a full part in training. The great news is Fellaini didn’t train at all.”

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola said he would “bet a large, large glass of beer that Rooney plays” in the second leg of the Champions League tie. Sean Newberry replied with interest:

“I raise you a bottle of buckfast.”

Gordon D’Arcy explained the difficulties of trying to halt Toulon’s gigantic centre Mathieu Bastareaud, before StandOff10 summed it up succinctly.

“‘Bastareaud is a big b*stard’ is the general gist of this?”

We brought you the story of a college lecturer lumping £1,000 on Rroy McIlroy to win the Masters after seeing the golfer’s face burnt into the top of a Danish pastry, and Mark Lillis had this cheeky reply:

“McIlroy’s head in a Danish. Isn’t that a common thing?”

Adam Scott picked out a champions’ dinner before the Masters got underway, so we asked what you would choose if given the chance. John S came up with this wonderfully Irish menu.

“Bacon and cabbage, drizzled in jus au parsley, banana ice cream and wafers for dessert.”

TV3′s Trevor Welch explained to us how he had come to hand a packet of custard creams to Jose Mourinho during a post-match interview, but Noel Howley was quick off the mark with this put-down.

“I’d say Trevor is fond of the old custard creams himself. The big surprise is that they survived the flight over!”

President Michael D Higgins stated that he’d love to see England “go all the way” at the World Cup in Brazil this summer, but we’re not sure all our readers feel the same way. Brian Culleton supplied this gem:

“All the way to Brazil and all the way home after the first round.”

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Brian O’Driscoll received some brilliant kicking advice to pass on to Joe Schimdt, Jonny Sexton and Paddy ‘Joe’ Jackson, presumably from a young fan. However, Eugene Carew suggested it came from a more familiar source.

“Ronan O’Gara’s handwriting is coming along.”

Ireland moved up three places in the latest FIFA rankings, but with Burkina Faso still above us, David Davidson has an interesting theory about what could happen next…

“Really hope Burkina Faso being higher than us spurs us on so that it becomes a dogfight to get higher than them in turn leading Burkina Faso to do the same until our teams become so hardened and deadly that we sit 1 and 2 in the world. 1 to 11 of both our teams are players of such quality that Messi shudders to thing of the mother and father of all hidings we hand Argentina each and every year. Nothing can stop us… nothing except Burkina Faso…

“Curse you Burkina Faso!”

Incredibly, someone racked up a €4,100 bill in the merchandise tent at the Masters, but Dermot Fennelly was unimpressed.

“A load of balls.”

Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard were both named Premier League Player of the Month for March, and Fran Heavy says a decision needed to be made one way or the other.

“For Christs sake,that’s ridiculous.just give one of them the award…..it’s hardly an Oscar,the other one will get over it…..”

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