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Chris Charles | 14:37 UK time, Friday, 5 February 2010

Perhaps the most surprising story that surfaced this week was the news that JT is up for a Man of the Year award.

I've got nothing against Justin Timberlake, but "one of pop culture's most influential entertainers"? Do me a favour.

Meanwhile, reigning Dad of the Year John Terry was, as some of you may be aware by now, at the centre of a media storm following allegations about his private life - which is anything but private now.

My favourite line so far came in The Sun, who spotted Terry popping out for a takeaway - or, in their own inimitable words, 'spent the night with a tasty Thai'. The paper reported that the "grim-faced star....tried to keep a low profile, wearing a hoodie and his Chelsea tracksuit bottoms". As cunning disguises go, it's hardly the Scarlet Pimpernel.
Fabio Capello and John TerryFabio Capello and John Terry
To complete a miserable few days, Terry was stripped of the England captaincy when he met Fabio Capello, as the ghosts of England's past came out of the woodwork to give their views on the subject.

It felt quite strange to open the paper and see a picture of Mick Mills (or Kim Slim as he's known to exponents of back slang) staring back at me. The last time I clapped eyes on the moustachioed defender was when I was unsuccessfully attempting to complete my Panini '85 sticker album. Anyone out there got Trevor Hebberd?

Terry, typically, scored the winner against Burnley but his Chelsea side missed the chance to open up a four-point gap at the top when they were surprisingly held by Hull City.

The point took Hull six clear of poor old Portsmouth, who are on their fourth owner in a year - mirroring the number of bosses QPR have had in the dugout since August. As one cheeky blogger observed, my lot are having their very own manager-of-the-month competition.

The transfer window saw more ins-and-outs at Loftus Road than a confused cuckoo clock, leading my esteemed colleague David McIntyre to observe on Twitter: "If you wasted money on a player and want some back. If no-one else is daft enough to help and if you can find them...maybe you can hire QPR."

All in all, transfer deadline day proved to be a bit of a wet blanket, with Robbie Keane's switch from Spurs to Celtic the highlight. The move prompted a string of jokes, presumably originating from Rangers fans, including: "Robbie Keane signed for Celtic on loan for the rest of their season. He went home this morning."

The Republic of Ireland striker told fans: "I've been a Celtic fan for years...I've dreamed of this moment," 19 months after arriving at Anfield with the words: "I am a Liverpool fan. Joining Liverpool is a lifelong dream."

My personal highlight of transfer deadline day was the live text commentary from old mucker Stevo, who at 1416 confessed: "I'm getting a severe sense of deja vu from September now: Egyptian club ENPPI have turned down another offer from Sunderland for winger Ahmed Al-Muhammadi, according to the player's agent. Maybe they're in de-nile..."

He clearly Sphinx he's a comedian that boy.

Sadly, Stevo's prayers for a new Nottingham Forest left-back were not answered, although boss Billy Davies was more concerned with the right whack he allegedly took from Derby counterpart Nigel Clough at the conclusion of a fiery East Midlands contest. I'm at pains to point out (especially given the current climate) that it's a claim Clough vehemently denies.

Elsewhere in the transfer window, Robinho celebrated his move back home by rapping to the delirious Santos fans. On the face of it, it seemed a good deal all round, although City fan Chris Atkinson was not best pleased.

The 25-year-old has Robinho's name tattooed on his chest, just above the Kaka inking he had when it looked certain the Brazilian would be coming to Eastlands. "I can't believe this has happened again. I'm gutted," groaned Chris, who might be advised to stick to the traditional 'mum and dad' in future.

He would doubtless have had the full sympathy of fellow City fan 'Bluffing' who produced the lament of the week on the Blue Vibe fansite in the wake of the Carling Cup defeat by Man Utd.

He wrote: "You wonder whether it's actually worth all the grief that goes with supporting a football team. Just think of all those perfectly happy folk who like, say, opera or the theatre and never have to spend days worrying about whether Hamlet will be a good play or Tosca will be a good tune and never go home so dejected having watched the cast balls it up. And people who like dogs or fish or riding horses and stuff like that."

City's tormentor-in-chief Wayne Rooney was at it again, following up his hat-trick against Hull with his 100th Premier League goal in United's 3-1 whipping of Arsenal.

Sir Alex Ferguson, ignoring the revelation that Rooney had already bought son Kai his first Everton kit, purred about his striker being world-class, while jokingly instructing the Gunners to "batter Chelsea" this weekend.
Sir Alex Ferguson goes back to school
Sir Alex Ferguson with hairdressing students at his old school
United's recent good run has seen Fergie at his jovial best, but he was on the wrong end of the hairdryer treatment when he met up with a group of girls at his old school in Glasgow. He resisted the temptation to have a shampoo and set, but has apparently booked Michael Owen to have some streaks put in. It's the only highlights the striker's likely to get between now and May.

Down the road at Burnley, Brian Laws was compared himself to Simon Cowell following his efforts to bring in new blood. He said: "It's been like a revolving door - players coming in, coming out, having a chat. Next! But I've been giving them a little bit more time than Simon Cowell would have." And if he doesn't get a win under his belt soon, Laws could soon be gaining first-hand experience of the ex-factor.

In the FA Cup, Notts County pulled off the shock of the round at Wigan, while Elland Road was rocking as Leeds' fine run finally came to an end against Spurs. But quote of the week went to Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock after his charges thumped Wolves 3-1 - "The sandwiches were fantastic today - all the lads made a comment because they didn't think they were going to get any!"

Joke of the week came from Blackpool boss Ian Holloway after Brett Ormerod objected to his sending-off at Coventry, claiming he hadn't touched anyone. Holloway told the press: "A boxer sits on his stool between rounds and his trainer says, 'He isn't laying a glove on you'. The boxer replies: 'You better watch the ref then, because somebody's hitting me.'"

Right that's it for now. Have a good weekend one and all. I'll be in my armchair listening for news from Peterborough, who sacked Mark Cooper after 79 days at the helm (practically a lifetime at QPR).

He was replaced by Jim Gannon, who when at Stockport famously refused to speak to Sky ahead of County's play-off final appearance until they sorted out the problems with his digibox. Gotta love him for that and I hope he does well at the Posh, starting first thing Sunday morning.

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  • 1. At 3:30pm on 05 Feb 2010, Mark P wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 2. At 3:30pm on 05 Feb 2010, tomefccam wrote:

    good to see you mae a reference to Hollowax man he an crazy man. and manager. hehe. look bruv I think that's what he is not wanting to have supposed to do. Ormeroyd should not have been sent though innit, it was my a strange one.

    Remember ormeroyd played for Southampton against arsenal in 2003 fa cup final, lookeed good but i don't sure it was a sending off still.

    Terry is a Mr Chelsea, but i think we can replcae him as a captain and a centre defesive. Look at Lecsott who is big and good and also Upson is a man. For me though, Cahill should have a chance, he is very good in the air for his size and would score important goals

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  • 3. At 3:43pm on 05 Feb 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Fine form once again Chris.

    Starting to get a bit bored with the whole JT thing though, as I´m sure almosr everyone bar the red top workers is.

    Re QPR.

    I´m actually quite surprised that Mick Harford has lasted this long, he hasn´t had the best of results so far. Do you think he´s got some dirt on one of the owners? IF he manages to stay a bit longer will he be due a testemonial?

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  • 4. At 3:46pm on 05 Feb 2010, Coweslepe wrote:

    We waited half the afternoon for this? Oh, well . . . you've had a rough week. I get the feeling you popped it on this late to avoid having to respond to yet another mass berating. 'Save our Mods!' doubly indeed. And why would you quote someone dumb enough to ponder 'whether . . . Tosca would be a good tune'?

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  • 5. At 4:00pm on 05 Feb 2010, lee fett wrote:

    Is number 2 a serious post or has someone let their cat walk across their keyboard?

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  • 6. At 4:02pm on 05 Feb 2010, Coweslepe wrote:

    Now that's not funny: #5 made me laugh properly with one line and I'm still tring to find a smile somewhere in between your 500.

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  • 7. At 4:08pm on 05 Feb 2010, Chris Charles wrote:

    3. Holloway2Holland: Cheers ears. I know what you mean - although if reports on the wires are to be believed, there's a big football story concerning Terry developing...

    4. Coweslepe: Ha ha, you old rogue! Well, I haven't been the same since you called time on our love affair on another blog. Still, it was good while it lasted. I've taken more flak than Roberta over my plea for everyone to play nicely and will retreat into a darkened room once my work here is done. P.S. I have it on good authority that QPR are bringing Tosca in on loan next week.

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  • 8. At 4:13pm on 05 Feb 2010, Biscuiteater wrote:

    That's not the biggest story at Portsmouth though. Love to know what the United fans will be singing in Avram's direction Saturday. Shame it is not Liverpool, that WOULD be a laugh ;-)

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  • 9. At 4:13pm on 05 Feb 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    7 CC.

    Yeah, they´re speculating on Sky that Cappello has allegedly striped Terry of the armband. We´ll see.

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  • 10. At 4:14pm on 05 Feb 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    I dont know what all the fuss is about. John Terry is not even the Captain.

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  • 11. At 4:19pm on 05 Feb 2010, Chris Charles wrote:

    8. Kevin: I suggested exactly what they might be singing in my original piece, but sadly it did not make it past the subs!

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  • 12. At 4:20pm on 05 Feb 2010, Chris Charles wrote:

    9. H2H: Yep, he's a goner.

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  • 13. At 4:22pm on 05 Feb 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    11. I bet it was along the lines of;

    At least you can score in a (name of house of ill repute)

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  • 14. At 4:25pm on 05 Feb 2010, Rabster wrote:

    Chris, with you giving a name check to Justin Timberlake I will have to officially withdraw my Chas 'n' Dave 'bashing' from last week. It is a pity that the other JT (not James Taylor) has rather taken over all the headlines leaving you precious little else to write about. The Ian Holloway joke is older than Methuselah. Hoping the next Euro draw gives us something to talk about. "Clap" is a decent little YES ditty, let's hope John Terry gets it. (I mean the song, of course.)

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  • 15. At 4:28pm on 05 Feb 2010, Smoggy Bob wrote:

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  • 16. At 4:29pm on 05 Feb 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Ahoy Chris.I'll be delighted when the JT thing dies down.It's getting a bit excessive now,to say the least.I was going to mention that 79 days of management at QPR means a testimonial,but you beat me to it.
    Overshadowed by "TerryGate"(!) this week is the news of yet another Portsmouth owner(they couldn't change the tenner I offered.Mind you,Pavarotti has been dead a while now...)What is the point of the "Fit and proper persons test"?
    On a lighter note for you Chris,your poor run of form will end on Tuesday when you entertain my mob at Rangers Stadium.

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  • 17. At 4:34pm on 05 Feb 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    It appears that Rio will take over,the trouble is the press conference to announce this has been cancelled as he's in Selfridges trying to decide between the blue sweater and the red cardy...

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  • 18. At 4:35pm on 05 Feb 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    11. At 4:19pm on 05 Feb 2010, Chris Charles wrote:

    8. Kevin: I suggested exactly what they might be singing in my original piece, but sadly it did not make it past the subs!

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    David Fairclough?

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  • 19. At 4:36pm on 05 Feb 2010, Coweslepe wrote:

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  • 20. At 4:36pm on 05 Feb 2010, Ricardo wrote:

    Not the first time I've seen Pannini stickers mentioned with regards Terry this week. I understand "Mrs Bridge" was just being nostalgic and tried making an adult version, "had, had, had, swaps, oooh need".

    Good week for us Hull fans to be creative as well, Chelsea Tuesday and Man City Saturday. I quite like the variation of "one man went to mow" using Terry, Mutu, and Eidhur as the one man, two man etc but it's probably going a bit too far to actually use on Saturday.

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  • 21. At 4:37pm on 05 Feb 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    18. At 4:35pm on 05 Feb 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:
    11. At 4:19pm on 05 Feb 2010, Chris Charles wrote:

    8. Kevin: I suggested exactly what they might be singing in my original piece, but sadly it did not make it past the subs!

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    David Fairclough?
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    That would be super sub.

    Showing your age there mate, whoops, me too.

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  • 22. At 4:39pm on 05 Feb 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    #19 Coweslepe,having listened to this week's media show on R4(http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qcjrz#synopsis) a representative of the NOTW spoke about the "hyper injunction" Terry put in place to stop the paper reporting this ages ago.I don't think Bridge had anything to do with it.

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  • 23. At 4:41pm on 05 Feb 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    Who is David Fairclough?

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  • 24. At 4:41pm on 05 Feb 2010, wigwam_180 wrote:

    But quote of the week went to Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock after his charges thumped Wolves 3-0
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    Chris, didn't Wolves lose 3-1 in the FA Cup to Crystal Palace. These goals are all important you know! See link:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/fa_cup/8491771.stm
    Other than that, top notch as usual. Keep it up!

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  • 25. At 4:44pm on 05 Feb 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Spits....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Fairclough
    Known as SuperSub in his L'pool days.

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  • 26. At 4:46pm on 05 Feb 2010, The Realist wrote:

    Comment 17 wreaks of bitterness.

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  • 27. At 4:49pm on 05 Feb 2010, Spitfire wrote:

    25. At 4:44pm on 05 Feb 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:
    Spits....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Fairclough
    Known as SuperSub in his L'pool days.
    ________________________

    That Fairclough.

    I thought you was referring to some singer as Chris was talking about a song.

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  • 28. At 4:50pm on 05 Feb 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    25 Jacks.

    Think you fell into a trap there old son.

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  • 29. At 4:51pm on 05 Feb 2010, Chris Charles wrote:

    13. Holloway2Holland: You're not a million miles away there!

    16. JacksofBuxton: I may have beaten you to it, but I missed a trick with the testimonial line - hats off to you for that one! But you've let yourself down with your assertion that we'll take three points off the Tractor Boys on Tuesday. I hope you're right, of course, but I fear the worst.

    17. Bang! And he's there again.

    24. wigwam_180: Oops, schoolboy error on my part - I'll go in and change it. P.S. You haven't taken your name from the classic Sweet track have you? Deffo showing my age there. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63CiRbiaoFo

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  • 30. At 4:58pm on 05 Feb 2010, wigwam_180 wrote:

    Haha. Fortunately for me, I am nowhere near as old as you - no it is just a random nickname I was given. However, I am old enough to remember when my beloved Charlton were better than QPR. Along those lines, it has been too quiet from QPR - when is the next sacking?

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  • 31. At 4:59pm on 05 Feb 2010, Coweslepe wrote:

    #22

    No, it's Bridgey all right, but you have to look around the corner. A piece of news like this can only come through a source closely related to one of the parties involved, and it's clear that neither Terry nor his wife would have wished this to become front page news; the woman invloved has kept as far from the media as she possibly could have under the circumstances. You'll have to maybe check a previous posting, but something that was previously suggested insinuatively was made patent with this decision. Bridge knew what he was doing, as do all weak-kneed cuckholds.

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  • 32. At 5:01pm on 05 Feb 2010, Chris Charles wrote:

    30. wigwam_180: You cheeky...yes, you're right of course. Funnily enough my nickname was Wig throughout my schooldays - in fact everyone outside of work and family still call me that now. It was born from the fact I had hair like Leo Sayer - those were the days.

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  • 33. At 5:07pm on 05 Feb 2010, G_K___ wrote:

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  • 34. At 5:08pm on 05 Feb 2010, BeyondThePale wrote:

    "the woman invloved has kept as far from the media as she possibly could have under the circumstances"

    That's right.

    She hired the shy and retiring Max Clifford to do all her running around for her.

    Go Chelsea!

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  • 35. At 5:08pm on 05 Feb 2010, YeboahYeboah wrote:

    Chris did you keep pigs in your wig like Leo? (as exposed by Vic and Bob)

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  • 36. At 5:08pm on 05 Feb 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    26. At 4:46pm on 05 Feb 2010, U1651271 wrote:

    Comment 17 wreaks of bitterness.

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    No,it was a little gag.Where you see bitterness I don't know.Anyway,good luck against Portsmouth...

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  • 37. At 5:11pm on 05 Feb 2010, Chris Charles wrote:

    35. Yeboah Yeboah: Shhh! Don't tell everyone.

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  • 38. At 5:14pm on 05 Feb 2010, L-M-R FC wrote:

    did anyone udnerstand post 2

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  • 39. At 5:36pm on 05 Feb 2010, lounge_lizard wrote:

    Please DO NOT encourage Bluffing.
    Absolutely NO mention of bread products in that post.

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  • 40. At 5:55pm on 05 Feb 2010, Numnutz wrote:

    So think about it:

    It's the quarter finals of the world cup. England is gripped. People all over the world are in awe and envious of our team's togetherness, passion and commitment. The boys on the pitch are giving their all and people at home are enjoying the sunshine after 2 years of rain and 44 years of hurt.

    It's the semi-finals of the world cup. People in England are actually saying "hello" to each other in the street - and some people are actually smiling. Ladies are starting to get interested in the vagaries of the offside law, and dialogue is blossoming between husbands and wives who haven't said a word to each other in years. Indeed, wives and girlfriends are pausing as they pass the telly to note the score. Women are pausing before switching over to Corry or Stenders ...

    It's the final of the world cup. The entire world is gripped, and in England, people are beside themselves, as the beer gardens overflow in the warmth of the glorious summer of '10. A vintage year. People are hugging total strangers in the streets, as all inequality and prejudice is swept away in a glorious festival of sheer joy ...

    And then, as England score that winning goal ...
    As the captain, a reinstated John Terry, lifts that trophy high ...
    As the world looks to England, the home of its favourite sport ...
    As every creed and race face South Africa and clap our outstanding young men, who've beaten all comers to win the fairest and best World Cup in history ...
    As peace and truth and understanding shower down on all of humanity ...

    Who, honestly, is gonna give a flying monkey's left nutsack about Wayne Bridge's flippin' ex-missus?

    Surely we've gotta get past irrelevancies and realise there's more to gain, and a more important target in sight.

    No? Alright: A rudderless England to go out in the first knock-out game on penalties. Probably with a disenchanted JT punting his 5th penalty over the crossbar.

    One thing's got nothing to do with another. Best man for the job. Meritocracy. etc ...

    I never thought Capello would bow to this media-generated furore, and I'm disappointed to find that he has. I hope it's a short-term measure and that the system that got us to the World Cup finals in such style, can be reinstated so that we can show our football off to the rest of the world, and play to our fullest potential.

    and ... I'm spent.

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  • 41. At 5:56pm on 05 Feb 2010, YeboahYeboah wrote:

    Can the Egyptian winger only play in a pyramid formation?




    Coats on, wheres the door?

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  • 42. At 6:36pm on 05 Feb 2010, theymounty wrote:

    At least Portsmouth are consistent; 4 Owners, 4 Wins. Cleary they will stay in the Premiership this season if then can turnover a few more owners

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  • 43. At 6:49pm on 05 Feb 2010, Evil-Weazel wrote:

    Chris, what's this I hear about Flavio and Bernie offering "30 days free trial! QPR Manager 2009/10!"

    I thought it was a computer game to start with...

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  • 44. At 8:39pm on 05 Feb 2010, you wrote:

    What is Numnutz (40) on?

    I want some of it but when I do get some, please stop me from 'Expressing' my self.

    I'll look like a real Numnutz.

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  • 45. At 8:43pm on 05 Feb 2010, fritzybaby1 wrote:

    John Terry hasn't done anything wrong. All coaching manuals state: If the full back leaves a hole, it's the centre backs job to fill it.

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  • 46. At 8:43pm on 05 Feb 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Ah,hello "you",knocking around again I see...

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  • 47. At 10:04pm on 05 Feb 2010, shammyowens wrote:

    Crystal Palace thrashed Wolves 3-1 not 3-0

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  • 48. At 10:08pm on 05 Feb 2010, shammyowens wrote:

    I just noticed that the typo with score has already been pointed out.

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  • 49. At 02:04am on 06 Feb 2010, mike wrote:

    40. -this guy has hit the nail right on the head. so its the media decides who is captain? who plays? capello didnt have a choice. who cares what the heck JT does with his personal life? there is this obsession with sports stars personal lives (particularly their affairs) that i just don't want to hear about. maybe any other year would have been fine, but thanks to the tabloids, all this time capello spent trying to gel the team has been ruined. if england don't win the world cup- blame those ridiculous bundles of rubbish we call tabloid newspapers

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  • 50. At 03:33am on 06 Feb 2010, Fun_n_Games wrote:

    Chris,
    You wrote: ". . . as the ghosts of England's came out of the woodwork". England's what? Captain, I presume? And more like skeletons from the closet than ghosts from the woodwork, if you ask me.

    Anyway, enjoyable blog as always. Thought post #17 was funny. Hope Rio doesn't find it too much of a burden to shoulder, now that he has had the 'mantlepiece' of captaincy thrust upon him ;-)

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  • 51. At 10:10am on 06 Feb 2010, siulagrande wrote:

    Terry should have resigned. What he did to his friend and team mate is disgusting. A 'fly' man. But surely the build up to the Spurs v Villa and Everton v Liverpool games would make more interesting reading on this Saturday morning?

    @tomefccam - Tom, you iz what you am and ain't nuffin gonna change that for nobody, innit?

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  • 52. At 1:06pm on 06 Feb 2010, riggy wrote:

    Can anyone tell me the music used in Football focus during the highlights of Arsel vs Man Utd??

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  • 53. At 1:06pm on 06 Feb 2010, ungol wrote:

    i do get the import of your piece on the pride of chelsea-john terry...he'll remain our captain till his retirement,that much i'm certain of.i also do acknowledge the fact that you are being a bit mischievous in your submission.terry will remain one of england's greatest captains, if not the best,'cos he leads by example, which is my passionate opinion.i must hasten to say that with the current crop of players in the team not a single one of the "so called leaders" can cast the first stone at terry; needless to say they all come with blemishes.professionalism and private life are two different ballgames.it's only when one comprises the other that issues need to be addressed.besides the last time i checked john terry was not on the list of bishops.he's an inspiration and ultimately he's human.

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  • 54. At 1:18pm on 06 Feb 2010, Dazz wrote:

    Serious questions that must be posed in light of John Terry's fall from grace

    1. Has he shown any remorse for his actions ? NO
    2. Was Capello left with any other choice in the light of this? NO
    3. Has Terry offered any explanation since all the allegations began? NO
    4. Has he publicly and unreserved apologised to his wife and family? NO
    5. Has he shown any humility and willingness to accept responsibity for what he has done? NOT THAT I'M AWARE OF
    6. Did he attempt to kill the story before it got out? YES
    7. Does this single action suggest guilt? YES -
    8. What seems to be more important to Terry? Personal glory or service to England? YOU ANSWER THAT
    9. Did David Beckham resign honourably when he thought he had led England as far as he could? YES
    10. Did Terry find it honourable to do same in light of the damaging nature of this to his England team mates' morale?
    11. Has his behaviour so far hinted at arrogance and brazen lack of remorse or not?
    12. Has this attempt to brave it and put up a bold face, pretend as if nothing happened and hope everything would go away solved anything?
    13. Was this a wise approach to take?
    14. Does denial and a refusal to atone for wrong doing equate mental strength?
    15. Would it not have been better not to take the easier route of denial but rather - man up, apologise and swallow your bitter pill with equanimity?

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  • 55. At 6:43pm on 06 Feb 2010, AmarantineBlue wrote:

    @ 44: you scared me, mate. thought i'd typed that post (and taken up clumsy punnery) in my sleep

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  • 56. At 6:47pm on 06 Feb 2010, AmarantineBlue wrote:

    h2h, you're a linguist of note. please assist us all to decode #2.

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  • 57. At 8:31pm on 06 Feb 2010, you wrote:

    Jaks,

    I am alive and kicking (whoever treads in my way). Havent seen old chap Bo have you?
    Pass my regards.

    @55:

    No worries mate. Punnery will set you free.

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  • 58. At 9:24pm on 06 Feb 2010, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    56. At 6:47pm on 06 Feb 2010, AmarantineBlue wrote:
    h2h, you're a linguist of note. please assist us all to decode #2.
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    I can speak 3 languages fluently and have a small understanding of a few others.

    Unfortunatly that's not one of them.

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  • 59. At 9:25pm on 06 Feb 2010, AmarantineBlue wrote:

    you, have you any idea how weird this looks to me? the last 3 posts all say "you wrote..." anyway, whatcha suppose i can pun on? the whole terry affair is so much water under the Bridge, so we'll need another victim.

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  • 60. At 9:31pm on 06 Feb 2010, AmarantineBlue wrote:

    @58 h2h pity. i was gonna go with klingon but the alphabet's all wrong...

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  • 61. At 02:35am on 07 Feb 2010, you wrote:

    re 59,

    I dont know what you are talking about. My posts always appear as mine and mine alone ;)

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  • 62. At 02:42am on 07 Feb 2010, you wrote:

    Hi Chris,

    dont know if you'll bother to have a look around at this blog, but there are a couple of quotes from the commentary on today's Liverpool derby.

    Its not about size. Its what you do with it.
    talking about the aerial threat from Cahil

    Fellani was off. Then On. Then off and now permanently off again.
    Everton player is a rather strange switch

    A:The Referee has given away some poor decisions against both teams.
    B:Well, as long as he is consistent.
    not sure if he wanted to be consistent in that manner

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  • 63. At 12:15pm on 08 Feb 2010, OUFCLS68 wrote:

    Very good except the most important footballing story was missed ! That being of course that Oxford United are now top of the conference and look set for a return to the league. I have the Trevor Hebberd sticker you require, he scored a great goal against QPR in 86' you may remember it. If not have a look on YouTube, Ray Houghtons was good too.

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  • 64. At 4:14pm on 09 Feb 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    I don't know if you check them this late,Chris.Good luck tonight.

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  • 65. At 10:57am on 10 Feb 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Come out CC.Can't hide forever....

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  • 66. At 4:05pm on 12 Feb 2010, kingterry wrote:

    'Dad of the year John Terry' should really be replaced with 'Lad of the year John Terry'

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  • 67. At 5:09pm on 12 Feb 2010, Mike wrote:

    Another great Chris Charles article, he's a top sports writer.

    On the subject of sports writers, just read a brilliant interview with Simon Barnes, 2009 Sports Columnist of the Year, here: http://www.betweenthelines.me.uk/2010/01/simon-says/

    A brilliant read, don't miss it!

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