Happy Tuesday, everyone. It's New Year's Eve Eve. Start buying up those champagne bottles and practice your noisemaker embouchures, because those NYE parties aren't going to attend themselves, you know.
And now, the news:
Hugo says some Spurs players "gave up" last season - HITC
You mean there are some players who actually threw up their hands amidst all the turmoil between AVB and Tim Sherwood? Shocking.
Fabriccio Coloccini shock candidate to replace Alan Pardew at Newcastle - The Independent
the English game is shockingly bereft of player-managers at its highest levels. Why, we haven't seen one since Ryan Giggs at United. I fully support this move because almost universally teams managed by player-managers aren't good.
Madrid: Gareth Bale not for sale at any price - Football365
You're damn right he isn't.
Alan Irvine sacked at West Brom; Tim Sherwood tipped to replace him - Express