September 7th, 2012
Off Pitch Exploits: Good Week/Bad Week
Breakfast In Bed, Craig Levein’s: Speaking about his unofficial role as the Scotland NT manager’s pet player, James Morrison confirmed to The Telegraph, “That’s all I can say. I give him breakfast in bed.” To keep things in context, Morrison admitted his gaffer might play favourites with him, but it’s only ‘cos he needs the confidence. Yeah. Sure James. Whatever you say.
Fair Play, financially: The continued rise of free-spending clubs and broadcast rights negotiations kept UEFA and the Premier League on their toes. Independent debates about clubs living within their means and player salary caps remained on full tilt as well.
Salads & Skinless Chicken Breasts, devoured: Wayne Rooney admitted in his new book that he struggled with walking during pre-season training in ’09 because he got fat on holiday. Word to the wise, Nicky Bendtner: leafy vegetables and bland poultry is the way to go whilst in Italy.
Los Angeles, take cover: The Saturdays’ conquest to “take America” soldiered on with their red carpet appearance. Next up: a footballer invades your turf to “surprise” his WAG. Good luck because you’ll need it.
Mood Swings, highly unpredictable: From Oguchi Onyewu’s happiness to Cristiano’s sadness, Cesc’s suffering to Bacary Sagna’s surprise, this week’s emotional roller coaster took our feelings to the cleaners.