The Glazer Brothers are talking about selling ManU, I'm sure much to the delight of the fans. American investment firm Raine Group, who handled Chelsea's £4.25bn sale in May, is exclusively advising United. Seeing as these very big clubs manage to lose a fortune every week, I'll be some dodgy billionaires or maybe whole countries that'll be interested.
Michael Beale becomes the new manager of The Rangers, our eighteenth. Have my reservations : He seemed a good guy during his previous time at Ibrox and got a lot of credit as the man behind Steven Gerrard. However, after a good start as manager at QPR, results suffered a downturn. Anyway, hope he can get us going again after the negative performances leading up to the break for the big show in Qatar.
In other news, I’m always disappointed when Leeds get an away tie in the FA Cup third round as it robs me of seeing them play live in the FA Cup for another year. Cardiff this time, I’d suggest Bill puts a tenner on the bluebirds.
A couple of tasty ties, though - Man City v Chelsea being the biggest. The “Hope they both lose and then go out of business derby” sees Man U at home (of course, get that ball warmed up) to Everton.
Other selected games: Spurs v Portsmouth Brentford v West Ham Bournemouth v Burrrrnley Liverpool v Wolves Sheffield Wednesday v The Toon