Did any-one read the recent story about Park Ji-Sung from Manchester United? He has a tremendous following in his native South Korea and literally millions of Koreans switch their televisions on at midnight on a Saturday when Manchester United are playing, hoping that Park will be in the team. Audited data shows 40 million Koreans in total watch televised Manchester United games. Sales of MU merchandise in South Korea, often marked with Park’s name is a ‘multi-million-pound-earner’ this year and there are millions of United-branded credit cards in circulation with Parks face on.
How did Park get to play at such a high level of football?
He is the only son of Myung-Jar and Sung-Jong, and gave them huge concerns because he was such a frail youngster so they turned to a traditional Korean menu to help him grow and increase his strength – boiled frogs, antlers and deer blood.
So, is this the answer for the Imps? Should we put our players on a diet of Poacher cheese, tripe, Lincolnshire sausages, cauliflower, beetroot and Bateman’s TripleXB? I reckon it’s worth a try; it can’t make it worse – or can it?