Friday, August 03, 2007

Manly Man of Mankind?

When can a nine year old boy join the Manly Men of Mankind? When he signs with Manchester United. Because at nine years old, none of us were that set financially.

The video you'll see by clicking on the title shows young Rhain Davis in a DVD his grandfather filmed wherein he completely dominates a soccer field. You feel bad for the other boys out there. When I first read of MU signing a nine year old I thought it was stupid, but the kid has unbelievable skills.

So I hereby nominate Rhain Davis as a junior member of the MMM.

1 comment:

BRATCH said...

I'll give the kid credit, he's skilled and he's faster than everyone else on the field. However, 9 year-old soccer players generally aren't coached well.

I've covered players like this kid. I covered one player in particular that was a freak of nature when it came to athletic ability and I've seen teams allocate 4 and 5 of the 10 players they have on the field to stopping this one player.

So I want to see this kid when he's playing high school soccer against teams that can put 3 defenders on him that are organized enough to get the ball away from him when he gets tripped and falls.

But signing a contract with Man U is an amazing accomplishment. I doubt I would like to be the guy that pushed this deal in the Man U organization as this kid ages, but it's cool.