The case of the missing fireplace
As solved by Rio Ferdinand, and all the rest of the week’s guff.
You can’t take your eyes off Man U players for a second. With foreman Gary Neville off the premises, someone half-inched the Old Trafford marble. Thankfully, new England role model Rio Ferdinand blew the lid off the case on Five Live last week;
“Giggsy has stepped in and taken up the mantelpiece”.
Never an easy man to satisfy, Pat Dolan was demanding a lot from the Gunners on Setanta on Saturday;
“Arsenal don’t like to defend in both boxes.”
A little harsh, particularly with van Persie doing everything he could to clear any danger at the Bolton end.
NEWS TO US
Fresh footballing insight from the curious mind of Charlie Nicholas;
“That’s why the captain is there, to take profile off the manager.”
KENNY OVERTURNS RESULT OF PORTUGEESE RESTORATION WAR
Kenny Cunningham’s warning that Cristiano Ronaldo “…will eventually find himself back in Spain,” will perturb both United fans and the likes of Dom JoÃ£o IV, who was full sure he had claimed Portuguese independence as long ago as 1640.
Tim Sherwood on Wayne Rooney;
“He’s carved out such a partnership with Tevez. It’s telescopic at times.”
Check out all the rest of the weekend’s guff in the Champions supplement of today’s Irish Examiner.