Hanging on the gallery wall

Hamilton Ricard buys fish and chips

      I had heard that Boro's Colombian centre forward, Hamilton Ricard, had a considerable weight problem at the beginning of the 1998/99 season and rumour had it that he was on a diet of beef tea to reduce his weight.
      Well, even a Colombian centre forward cannot live by beef tea alone and I imagined him diving into The Silver Grid chippie for fish chips, pineapple ring, curry sauce and plenty of scraps on his way home. Escorted by two minders of course but who would argue with a Colombian centre forward?
      Later I saw Boro play and beat Spurs 0 - 3 at White Hart Lane in mid-September and Ricard was unplayable. He scored two of the three Boro goals so the diet must have worked, well one of them did. Vladimir Kinder scored the other in the three goal Boro win. Would you argue with a midfielder from down Transylvania way who was called Vlad.
      Thought not.
      The linocut print is printed in five colours on Arches 88 paper and measures 210mm x 310mm.