A relatively busy day in football today. Not heavy on the transfers everyone is desperate to see, but a day in which a man deservedly lost his job & 2 men got jobs they scarcely deserve.
Stuart Pearce followed Kevin Keegan in showing that tub-thumping passion only gets you so far in football management.
Joe Kinnear found time during a conference call to Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger & the ghost of Walter Winterbottom, to take the director of football job at Newcastle United.
Leicester City appear to be doing a Baldrick: solving their Aunts low roof problem by chopping of her head. Employing Dave Richards to cut the wage bill only ends one way: he sends the club into liquidation, blows up the stadium, and salts the earth so nothing ever grows there again.
On the signings front: Barnsley have signed Dale Jennings, who leaves the European Champions to probably rediscover his natural level & Aston Villa have signed a Danish striker who sounds like a character from the Odyssey.
Not a very exciting day, but developments we’ll watch with a sort of interest