Never has there been a better time for defenders to go on a hot scoring streak. With Wayne Rooney having been sidelined with injury, Manchester United’s defenders have stepped up to fill the gap.
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The transfer window opens and immediately those who are having a bad time splash the cash on players that have traditionally not delivered the goods in the long run.
Given that money is hard to come by these days, Liverpool see a bargain in buying Danny Sturridge for £12m plus a 5 year contract worth £20m more, while they also pay Joe Cole half of his contract to simply walk away back home to West Ham.
As I'm always keen to learn as evidenced by my qualifications which included LEED AP, FICE, MIStruct E, BSc (Honours I), FASCE, PE and CEng, I took to heart the rather limited (but adjective consistent) response to my proposal that live Sport of any kind is preferable to watching on TV the half empty stadiums holding sports that I have no interest in for 4 years in the Olympic Games.
I love the fact football fans have such short memories.
This fact was brought home to me by our very own Adam Dennehey who responded to my critical assessment of Stuart Pearce's Team England and token Wales, aka GB, by suggesting that their win over that global football powerhouse, Uruguay, now sets them alongside the greats.
Team GB made up for the disappointment of drawing against Senegal at Old Trafford by defeating the UAE at Wembley on Sunday in their second pool game at the London Olympics.
Whilst scorers Ryan Giggs, Scott Sinclair and Danny Sturridge all rightfully took the plaudits along with goalkeeper Jack Butland, it was fair to say that quietly Tom Cleverley impressed showing his undoubted potential once again.
In my business we have a very simple formula for sustaining our talent for the future.
Our method is to attract the best graduates and then train them, give them challenging work and opportunity. After that it's up to them to deliver but this simple system has proven itself over a 60 year period.
Roy Hodgson has the honour of taking England into the European Championships this summer. It should be the start of four great years in charge for the former Liverpool and Inter Milan manager.
Well it’s that time of year, the time when gifts are exchanged and the New Year brings new promises, hope and a time for change. The holiday season, or Christmas as it’s known over there, is a time to wish for gifts and hope that Santa (known as the Glazers over there) brings them to you.
It’s time to start picking an England XI for the Euro's as the season is in full swing and only a few games remain for Fabio Capello to try out players in friendlies before Euro 2012 starts in Poland and Ukraine.