For some time now, the headlines about footballers’ wages have seemed oddly familiar; and, with the publication of a new report, the analogy has finally become clear.
Fabio Capello was once mocked up as a donkey, Steve McClaren was the Wally with the Brolly, Sven-Goran Eriksson was stitched up by the Fake Sheik, Glenn Hoddle was compared to Mystic Meg, Graham Taylor was a turnip. How will Roy Hodgson be portrayed?
When it was assumed Redknapp would be given first refusal on the England job, there was a consensus that this summer’s European Championships would represent a tournament without pressure. Roy Hodgson will not be afforded that luxury.
Harry Redknapp said last week that the England manager role is “an older man’s job”. Is he right?
The FA were forced to defend the decision to change the England home kit this week after it was confirmed that the national team will be wearing a new shirt when they take on Holland at Wembley at the end of the month.
It’s been a notable week for the loss of titles: first Fred Goodwin, formerly a knight of the realm, and now John Terry, formerly captain of England. The news has only just broken, but it seems as though the attention around his July 9 trial – for the alleged racial abuse of QPR defender Anton Ferdinand – proved too much of a distraction for the FA leading into this summer’s European Championships.
Any club who fails to secure promotion may well undertake a review of the Commission’s ruling on QPR.
Mark Cueto, the Sale Sharks and England wing, recently appeared before a Rugby Football Union (RFU) disciplinary tribunal in Liverpool on a charge of making contact with the eye region following a clash with Northampton Saints lock Christian Day. Cueto pleaded guilty to the offence and received an 18-week ban.
After an appearance earlier [...]
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