Journo’s Friday thoughts
Bertrand’s a berk
After Ashley Cole’s Twitter rant what happens next? Ryan Bertrand goes off on one and also has to say “sorry”. Will these players, especially those from Chelsea, ever learn? It’s pathetic.
Taxi for Trapattoni?
I’m getting the feeling that the Italian’s Ireland gig is unravelling. A pitiful Euro 2012, retirements of leading players, a glut of injuries. Is the venerable Italian running out of ideas as well as luck?
I took a dip into the fifth tier last weekend – what I still call the Conference – and a great experience it was, too. A fine match, 1,000-plus vociferous fans and I was even invited into the boardroom.
Owen Coyle axed after just 11 matches this season, with Bolton six points off the play-offs. Chairmen are – in no particular order – wealthy, bonkers, power-crazed, bonkers, ignorant about football … and bonkers.