Ben is away, so here’s your supersub off the bench.
Arsenal drew Sutton in the FA Cup last night. Their manager, Paul Doswell, works for free, and gave the club a loan for their 3G pitch.
Today is transfer deadline day, and it looks as if most big clubs will be quiet.
Luis Suarez had a goal ruled out for Barcelona at the weekend, which led me to learn that La Liga do not have goal line technology, which is kind of amazing.
The Leicester City fairytale has not lived for a second season, and now discord seems to be on the rise, with Leo Ulloa accusing Claudio Ranieri of betraying him.
Middlebrough are back in the Premier League, and twenty years ago they were in two cup finals, and were a “bonkers” team. Sounds great!
Rory Smith in the New York Times writes on fan protests and boycotts, at Blackburn, Blackpool, Charlton and Hull.