Weblog: The football punter
No real reason for Blues or Spurs to be distracted
HATS off to the FA for getting Woy to sign on the dotted line in the nick of time.
If they’d have waited any longer that might have given Pep Guardiola time to bang off an application, and quality like that would never have done.
No, England are safe and I look forward to having a little flutter on Pep when the next West Brom manager market settles down.
It’s Guardiola or Peter Reid for me (when was the last time they were ever mentioned in the same sentence) and I’ll take the longer odds about the Spaniard.
Two other gaffers to miss out on the England gig get yet another opportunity on Wednesday night to say there are no sour grapes and wish Hodgson well.
Well I say two, that’s on the presumption that anyone had seriously entertained the notion that Alan Pardew could have done the job.
Fair play to him, though, he’s done a sterling job onTyneside although Newcastle will get chinned at Chelsea.
But hold on a minute, I hear you say, Chelsea will have their minds on Wembley because it’s always been the case that the FA Cup finalists have their minds on Wembley the week before the match.
Fernando Torres, faced with a one-on-one with Tim Krul, is sure to be off target because he’s worried over whether or not there’s any engineering work on the Jubilee Line.
Worry not amigo, if there is just head off to Wembley Stadium, get the rattler into Marylebone and make your way home from there. Easy, see. Now concentrate on chinning Newcastle.
And Spurs players have obviously been fretting for weeks over whether or not Harry is off to England, so relieved that the will-he-won’t-he saga is over they can get back to enjoying their football again and give Bolton a good biffing.