Hats off to the 2018 World Cup committee! They trimmed the list down from sixteen to twelve cities as potential venues to host matches for the 2018 World Cup should England, and they left Milton Keynes in. Presumably they didn’t want our support.
Watford Football Club is at the point of falling victim to a vicious power struggle that is now threatening its very existence. Can the protagonists be persuaded back from the brink, or is everybody concerned more interested in lining their own pockets than the future of the club itself?
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy may be claiming some sort of moral victory as the result of only losing 3-0 to Manchester United last night, but he appears not to have taken the supporters that travelled to Old Trafford into account.
This week’s Video Of The Week is another episode of “Match Of The Seventies”, which takes us back to 1972/73 and features a prototype version of the Liverpool team that would go on to rule Europe later on in the decade and in the 1980s pipping Arsenal and Leeds United to the First Division championship.
The Championship is starting to open up in the same way that it has in previous seasons, and the chances are that even if Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion end up strolling back into the Premier League, the race for the play-offs might be as tight as ever.
Dean Ashton’s career is over at the age of just twenty-six. Tragedy though this is, he can at least reflect upon the fact that he made it in the first place, and that his career in the game doesn’t have to be completely over. This may end up being a new opportunity presenting itself.