Harry Kane might have left it late tonight but his slick late finish at the Lane – his fourth in two matches – shows he’s on his way back to the form we saw last season. There was also a welcome boost for punters taking advantage of Paddy Power’s 3/1 price push to score at any time. Read More
It’s hard to know what to make of the Witsel rumours, having come out of nowhere overnight.
And so to today’s news that FIFA head honcho Sepp Blatter has stepped down from his post at the world’s leading money laundering organisation.
Few will shed a tear, other than those for whom the brown paper bags will now dry up (for the time being at least).
Let’s be clear. This man clung on for dear life. He wouldn’t be going anywhere today unless he absolutely had to.
This announcement is but the denouement.
Having shamelessly forced us all through last week’s farce of an election this was the move of a man who’s been given the nod to expect the old bill to knock on his door any moment now.
Fifa’s independent ethics committee says it will continue to look at any complaints made against Fifa despite Sepp Blatter’s intention to stand down.
Well that’s something I suppose.
Owen Gibson’s tweet has it about right though. Don’t kid yourself that this is the dawning of a brave new era…
Blatter will be frantically mobilising his pawns to ensure that his ‘legacy’ is protected from full disclosure. Don’t be surprised to find that his favoured deputy is already being lined up to take over.
Step up Valcke…
The king is dead, long live the king.
My faith in modern football was partially restored this weekend. Ticket prices for a top flight game… less than a fiver, you say?
That’s how to reward the loyalty of your supporters. Read More
I know that some fans will disagree with me, but the decision to draft Kane into the U-21s squad this summer is a master stroke. Read More
I recently blogged (in jest I should add) that no man over 30 should be buying a new football shirt. It’s a bit like Thatcher’s rule regarding public transport –
If you’re still taking the bus at thirty you’ve failed in life”
This whole Kevin Pietersen saga playing out in the media once again today is yet another media circus the ECB doesn’t need, but it does have some parallels with the rumoured dressing room fallout at Spurs earlier this season. Read More
For some reason Spurs are always one of the last to drop the new kit into the shops, which inevitably means endless ‘leaked’ photos of moody shirts knocked out by Thai sweatshops.
Today’s blog is a guest piece by friend of the Express, Acton_Yid, in which he tears our transfer policy of late “a new one” and offers an incisive view on the way forward. Read More