It is the season of Christmas cheer, a time when anything seems possible.
In football much-maligned managers will slip into the winter solstice with the weight of the world slapping them across the back of the neck, and Christmas will ease their troubles. Goal-shy strikers will enter the festive break, and for a few days at least be at liberty to forget their day-job woes.
For the fans though, Christmas and its connotations of dreams expectation and fulfilment brings a different facet to the season. It brings a time when hopes and dreams, that are otherwise dismissed as idle folly, gain a semblance of form. “You know what, Lionel Messi just might sign for Bradford this year." Well, you know…
As a Featured Columnist for Manchester United here on Bleacher Report, I see it as my duty to pen Sir Alex Ferguson's Christmas wish list—or my own interpretation of it anyway—and cite 10 strikers Santa might be putting under the Theatre of Trees this year.
“Sir Alex is making a list, he’s checking it twice, he’s trying to find out which strikers are naughty or nice, some of them may well be coming to MANCHESTER town, oh yeah, strikers in MANCHESTER town, oh yeah”
Disclaimer: Even in my delusional mind and even at Christmas, a Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo return is just silly. Sorry to be a killjoy.