A toast to Simeon Jackson
by, 08-23-2011 at 08:05 PM (857 Views)
As you all know we have a Canadian playing in England again. Despite some doubts this one may actually make a serious impact. Right now, at the start of this article, I am going to state that until Mr. Hoillet confirms that he is playing for Canada he is not to be considered a Canadian playing in England. If we go into that than we could technically say that ********** is a Canadian playing in England
Anyway, back to the point. It's sad that we can't mention Simeon without making some mention of Hoillet. But the Hoillet comparisons stop now. This article is about Simeon, as it should be.
Jackson earned 7 minutes off the bench to mark the first Canadian to play in a Premier League game since Paul Stalteri left for Germany. Not only did he play in those 7 minutes but he also played the full 90 during Norwich City's Carling Cup tie against MK Dons.
Yes, they did lose an embarrassing 4-0 to MK Dons, with Paul Lambert calling it his worst game ever during his 2 year managing sting at Norwich, (former club of Ali Gerba by the way) but this takes away from the point. Simeon Jackson is starting to get a role, even if it is minor, on this club.
We might even see him on the pitch in the upcoming league game against Chelsea. Wouldn't that be an unbelievable place for him to score his first premier league goal? We can dream can't we.
Sooner or later I am confident that this goal will come. Then more. Sooner or later, possibly during these next couple of weeks as Canada takes on CONCACAF minnows St Lucia, those goals will start to come for the national team as well.
That is why I took a minute to celebrate on of the key future players for Canada. This seems to be his week. No amount of talk about the unmentionable player (I didn't say it) above will detract from the fact that a Canadian International is back in the World's best football league.
It looks like this one is going to stay.