There were dramatic scenes in the changing rooms at Upton Park today after West Ham outfoxed Leicester to take all three points with a 2-0 win. Poor Paul Konchesky slipped up mid-way through the first half with an ill-judged back pass that provoked hot-headed Leicester boss Nigel Pearson into another rage - only days after receiving a hefty fine for telling a heckling fan to FOAD!
Konchesky's disappointment may be slightly softened by the fact that the beneficiaries on this occasion were his former club of whom he is a self-confessed fan. However, the Hammers faithful may struggle to recognise their former left back as the current hairy-headed version bears little resemblance to the severely cropped youngster who turned out for the Bubbles on 59 occasions between 2005-7, including scoring a stunning goal in the 2006 FA Cup final!
Pearson is thought to have responded with a Biblical-style outburst that included a Delilah-style attack on Konchesky, shearing off his hair in an attempt to prevent any similar mishaps in the future. It is hoped that a return to his abrasive baldy self will allow Konch to recover the Samson-like powers that previously characterised his defensive toils.
Meanwhile, the FA may launch an enquiry into why Leicester fielded a player with a surname suspiciously similar to their matchday opponents nickname, raising the possibility of a nepotistic conflict of interest. For Ben Hamer, this will come as another headache ahead of the current probe into possible wizardry and / or religious extremism.