Saturday, September 5

Shakespearian Hammers

It's not often West Ham sign a Shakespearian character like Antonio from Nottingham Forest. As the more literate types in the East Stand will know, Antonio is one of Bill Shakespeare's favourite names. Characters called Antonio feature in the Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Should we sign more lads done Bard? It's a shame we missed out on that Malvolio, who could surely have done a job as a midfield schemer dressed in yellow socks. While I've also heard good reports about 16-year-old Romeo, who looked promising until he became distracted by WAG issues.

Strangely Antonio is not the first Shakespearian character to play for the Irons. Adrian is a follower of Alonso in The Tempest, while Ferdinand is the son of Alonso in the same play.Which makes you think that Shakespeare might have been a closet Irons' fan. After all, he did live in Stratford.

1 comment:

Ali888 said...

He was also writing for Queen Elizabeth whose mother was Anne Boleyn.