And if it is ever proven true that John Terry was chosen over Rio because of race then I would tell the FA that they can take back my 73 caps and scrub my name out of the record books. I would no longer want to be known as someone who played for England – that would be the end for me.
Breaking News! Osama bin Laden has just broadcast live on Al Jazeera TV, declaring that he is very much alive and well, living in Kabul. He said "Manchester City were terrible on Saturday." Government and media sources worldwide were quick to point out that these recordings could have been made anytime between present day and the last 35 years.
"We are aware that there is intense public and media interest on the club at the moment, but there are no developments of note to report today.
"I can confirm a number of meetings have taken place today, including with the player's representative. The outcome of those meetings will become clear in the near future. In the meantime, fans are asked to be patient."
I met with David Gill last week and he did not give me any of the assurances I was seeking about the future squad....I then told him that I would not be signing a new contract......Despite recent difficulties, I know I will always owe Sir Alex Ferguson a huge debt"
Today's allegations highlight the worst kind of corruption. The indomitable strength of the pocketbook has resurfaced, but given the problematic nature of FIFA's bidding process, there will always be fraud. As FIFA officials down fly around the world to inspect facilities and talk to the people on the ground, they are solicited and cajoled by people who have the huge financial incentives to bring the World Cup to their country. Gift bags are given out in the open and, as we were reminded today, brown paper bags are exchanged in private.
The former coach of Manchester United's £7.4 million summer recruit Bebe says he tried and failed to sell the player for just €150,000 in January...
"Last season we had no money at all," Paxaio told the Daily Mail. "We were trying to transfer Bebe to other clubs. We had to raise money desperately. We told everyone in England and in Europe: 'For €150,000 you can have him'.
"We couldn't get anybody interested. Nobody trusted him. None of the clubs were interested because he had never played at a high level."