Monday, February 12, 2007

The Grab: 02.12

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan wants the FA to do something about a ref who cost his team 50 million GBP. Yes, that's right, Phil Dowd's performance on Sunday cost the Latics their rightful place in the top flight. In related news, Arsene Wenger did not see it. [Blackpool Today]

It's a bad year for Pompey's Pedro Mendes, but Joey Barton is doing all he can to give himself (or his ghostwriter) something to write about if he chooses to write an autobiography. Continuing the theme of current footie bios ("I played shit, here's my book"), the 12-page tome is tentatively titled "I played well and then did something stupid". [Belfast Telegraph, Times Online, The Onion Bag]

It looks like England's ramping up their bid to host the 2018 World Cup. No word on whether Wembley will be ready by then. [BBC Sport]


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