Apologies instantly to Tony who, commenting on the last piece, thought one bite at la cerise of French football was already more than enough.
Jeremy Robson, who clearly puts my stance on Evra, Anelka et al on a par with the way his ancestors regarded wicked coalowners, simply wouldn’t shut up. His thoughts are now published uninterrupted after an earlier technical glitch …
It was interesting to see the quotations from the “punished” French players referring to “being on strike” rather than “being banned”.
One thing is for certain, and that it that you can no longer kill someone who is already dead, any more than you can effectively blacklist players who have already withdrawn their labour.