Gareth Barry and James Milner were on the golf course in Spain when they got the England squad selection news. Fitting. Image: Warren Little/Getty Images.
Three weeks before kick off, we were starting to get a little panicky about our coverage strategy for England at EURO 2012. John Terry’s recent transgressions, plus questions over his ability to play alongside Rio Ferdinand in central defence raised the possibility of the ex-captain not making the squad altogether. That would’ve seriously impeded our ability to snark over any divisions that *may* occur during the tournament, ya know what we mean?
Then this morning came and Roy Hodgson decided to include JT in his squad and omit Rio. Thus, our strategy is safe.
We seem to be the only people this works for, though. #Hodgsonout was trending on Twitter within twenty minutes of the announcement.
What would a day at the races be without a few (former and current) Manchester United players?
Probably a less profitable one, as lordy these lads like to gamble.
Only three ‘ballers braved yesterday’s rain in their Chester Races suited finery: Darren Fletcher (with wife, Hayley Grice), Wayne Rooney (also joined by his wife, Coleen) and ex-United teammate/current Sunderland player Wes Brown (who went without Leanne Wassell).
Despite Wayne having the hook-me-up-bookie glint in his eye, he and Col’s horse Pippy came in dead last. Presumably they then retreated home to read “Chicken Soup for the Lighter Pockets’ Souls” in each of their His & Hers walk-in shoe closets.
With rumours swirling about an imminent England NT roster announcement, whaddya say we have a looky at the team’s lodging?
Pictured: Topps Minis FA Cup construction Set.
We love Fridays for many reasons, but mostly because it’s the only day of the week that our “I’m too fat to come into work today” line is successfully acceptable.