Last Night and the Jonah Brown Effect

As Guido noted yesterday, Gordon carefully wished both teams well the PMS insisted the PM was a “neutral”. He did however (as many pointed out) receive a recent visit to No. 10 from Chelsea boss Avram Grant. He is also sympathetic to Manchester’s Labour supporting multi-millionaire boss, Alex Ferguson. Is it any surprise in these circumstances that it was a draw after extra time? The Jonah effect was vectoring both ways, on balance the negative ju-ju was clearly weighing more heavily on Avram than Fergie…

UPDATE : When Gordon was asked about his meeting with Avram Grant he told the Lobby

“We had a very interesting discussion about who was going to win the Premier league and how the change in management at Chelsea was going to make a difference, and we speculated about the performance of all the different teams over the next few months.”

Doomed after discussing strategy with Gordon…

UPDATE II : Guido’s broker has just called to tell him that GOOG stock is down $31 since Gordon spoke at the Google Zeitgeist conference on Monday. Knew it was a short



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