*We join the lads preparing for Spurs, Houllier enters*
Houllier: Bonjour ma deja vus
*the lads look at each other, Houllier stops in shock as he eyes NRC, Sidwell and Delph at a table*
Houllier: What is zis!? I will not have gambling in ze dressing room!
NRC: Oh, don’t worry boss, it’s just a bit of ‘Go Fish’ and we’re not using money…
*Houllier takes Delph’s hand of cards off him and examines them*
Houllier: And … These … zey are …. FIFA Yellow cards?
Sidwell: Yeah, we added the suits and numbers ourselves.
*they all grin proudly*
Houllier: You have amassed an ‘ole deck of yellow playing cards between you!?
*Houllier sighs with relief*
Delph: Well, with no jokers.
*NRC waves the unopened other box of cards*
Houllier: Mon Dieu, zis is terrible!
Sidwell: Not really, I mean most standard games don’t use jokers anyway and…..
Houllier: Non! Zat you ‘ave zis number of cards!
NRC: Yeah well, we were thinking of springing for another one but we thought three decks would just encourage cheating so…
Houllier: Non zere are too many!
Delph: Too many? But how would you remember you’ve played a match if you don’t get a yellow card?
Houllier: With your memory Fabian.
Delph: Oh yeah, hadn’t really thought about it like that.
Sidwell: Hang on, are you saying you can actually play a match and NOT get a yellow card?
Houllier: Yes… Well, no, not for you Steve but for most players zis is possible.
Heskey: Am I getting the goals in today as per boss?
Houllier: Oui Emile.
Heskey: Good, I’ve been working on a few celebrations, what do you think of this one?
*Heskey pulls a rubber Carew mask from his shorts and lifts his shirt to reveal the word ‘Finally!’ on his vest.*
Heskey: See what I did ther John? I made it look like YOU scored for once.
Heskey: Whoa now John …. You wouldn’t punch yourself in the face would you?
Paramedic: We’re losing him!