And finally, there’s been no real football this week. Ok, ok, there’s been a little bit of football this week.
The main talking point has been that Rooney red card. He will now miss the opening 3 games of Euro ’12 and will probably not be selected for all of England’s friendly games leading up till then. Sir Alex Ferguson sent him a well done text.
In more good news for Sir Alex Ferguson, it seems that Nemanja Vidic will retire from International football. In true Manchester United captain style, he wanted to go out on a high, and stepped up to take a penalty. In true Chelsea captain style, he missed.
Scotland lost to Spain and have failed to qualify for the Euros. Its no embarrassment losing to the World champions and Scotland did themselves proud, but results before the game is what cost Scotland in the end.
It would seem that the answer to the question ‘How do you tell Fabio and Rafael apart?’ is now, ‘Fabio is a full Brazilian international’. He played in last weeks 2-1 win against Mexico. Just as the last ‘Fabio wears a wedding ring’ answer didn’t last for long, I’m sure Rafael will get a cap soon and Ferguson will force one of the twins to shave their hair off.
The Carlos Tevez affair rumbles on. It would seem that City just don’t know what to do with him. Do they sack him? Do they loan him out, then sell him in January? Do they let him rot in the reserves? What is certain, is that he will get a good stash when they send him out Trick or Treating.
Its the return of real football tomorrow and the small matter of Manchester United against Liverpool. With the Dalglish effect starting to wear off and Manchester United’s injury crisis easing, it will be a good chance for us to end a 3 year losing streak at Anfield.
Speaking of Liverpool, we were informed this week that they want to negotiate their own TV deals in the future. It would seem that they are not getting enough money from Sky and they want to copy the way they do things in Spain. Sky have said, that if all the people in Liverpool who had Sky, actually paid for it, then every Premiership club would earn an extra £10 million a year.