Weblog: The football punter
If you want mediocrity, don't look at Roy
It was nice to see the papers getting stuck into Roy Hodgson in Monday's papers even before he's got the England job.
'What's he ever done,' they said just before the journalists involved retired to the pub to reflect on how wonderful their lives would have been if Harry Redknapp had got the gig.
You know, the bloke who hasn't really done anything either but does a great interview out of a car window.
It would be harsh to celebrate Hodgson's imminent appointment as a victoryfor mediocrity, but it just seems to me that Liverpool fans, blind to the fact that he's just as good as their beloved Kenny Dalglish, are the main lobby for him not to get the job.
I say good luck to him. With a tough Euro 2012 group in front of him, he's going to need it.
But while we're talking about mediocrity, let's have a look at Tuesday's Premier League action because there's plenty of it about.
Liverpool face Fulham and Stoke will go toe-to-toe with Everton.
Cue lots of talk about how you can get an extra £500,000 for every place you go up the table. There's that much going on it.
There could be a lot of talk about players already being on the beach, even though Liverpool have got through to Saturday'sFA Cup final.
They could play a weakened team, I suppose, but let these two games be played on a beach I say. That might just make them a bit more interesting.
After the Manchester derby it could be good to have a day off before the battle for fourth heats up on Wednesday.
We've got to get used to days without any meaningful footballafter the play-offs have finished.
It is May now after all.