DODGY DEFENDER AWARD
MRS REDKNAPP WOULD HAVE BURIED IT
EMILE HESKEY UNLIKELY SCORERS CLUB
MEANWHILE BACK IN THE REAL WORLD…
PEARLS OF COMMENTARY WISDOM
(3) “I thought we did well in the fi rst-half, but the first-half precedes the second-half.”
CHANT OF THE WEEK
OPTIMIST OF THE WEEK
5-0) in April 1939 was 76,962, 864 more than United’s record, for a Premier League game with Blackburn three years ago. Our thanks to The Independent for this little gem. And here’s another one: what is the largest crowd at the Theatre of Dreams to see a reserve game? Answer: 73,709 for United 3 Wolves Reserves 0 in December. The return game is on Saturday, when Mick McCarthy is expected to pick a rather stronger side.
EUPHEMISM OF THE WEEK
WAG OF THE WEEK
She used to be attached – they were never married - to ex-Chelsea star Claude Makalele, that renowned holding midfielder. But for some reason he was unable to hold on to her and the couple split a year ago. The French model – Noemie not Claude – is now dating hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, while Makalele, who is playing for an inferior team, Paris St Germain, has to make do with an inferior lookalike model. Life can be tough sometimes.
Brace yourself for this weekend's matches!