News in the football world is dominated today by the international retirement of two, er, giants.
Just a day after the New York Red Bulls signed him (on Bastille Day no less), all-time French scoring leader Thierry Henry announced he would no longer play for Les Bleus. After France’s World Cup performance, saying you’re quitting is like crashing your car, and then saying you don’t want to drive it anymore. Henry will likely make his debut for New York against Tottenham Hotspur on July 22nd. Look for our own Yid Army member — Ian Harrison — to file as he heads to the Big Apple for the second half of the Red Bulls challenge…NY vs. Man. City and Spurs vs. Sporting Lisbon.
As well, the much-maligned Emile Heskey has announced he’s retiring from the English team. The debate rages over Heskey’s value to the Three Lions. The hulking forward didn’t score a lot of goals. But teammates like Michael Owen said they wouldn’t want to play off anyone else.
German prosecutors have expanded their probe into match-fixing. The thing now covers more than 270 games in nine countries. It’s reminds me of my oh-so-clever scheme to try and fix the International Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament. Good ol’ rock. Nothing beats rock.
If you’re Michael Ballack’s agent, you’re probably blaming gay people for the crime.
The Premier League kicks off in a month… and with Roy Hodgson up on Merseyside trying to convince his big players to stay, Fulham is looking for his replacement. There are rumours that U.S. coach Bob Bradley will take over. I hope not. He scares me…
Apparently, Manchester United’s gaffer — Sir Alex Ferguson — is sitting pretty after the World Cup. The Red Devils are in Toronto tonight and we’ll bring you details from the presser with SAF and Man U midfielder Darren Fletcher later.
Finally one more reason to love Steve Gerrard-Gerrard. Wow.