Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Strops, splits and crocks

A quick round-up of old boy news that might be of interest.

David Ginola has once again taken a Gallic strop with long-time foe Gerard Houllier, initiating legal proceedings against his former national manager for comments made in a new book. Our former winger feels he's been made a scapegoat by Houllier for France's defeat to Bulgaria in 1993, which resulted in Les Bleus joining England on the sidelines for the 1994 World Cup. I wonder what effect the news will have on Houllier's blood pressure.

Down in the Blue Square Bet Premier, Dietmar Hamann has quit as manager of Stockport County after just four months in charge. The Hatters plummeted out of the Football League last season, and the ex-German international midfield general has had no joy whatsoever in reviving their fortunes at a lower level, winning just three of his nineteen games in charge. Hamann commented: "Various promises were made to me at the time of my appointment which did not take place. I feel therefore unable to continue in the post." He was referring to a mooted takeover that didn't happen, but otherwise it sounds eerily like King Kev's second resignation speech...

And finally, the BBC are reporting that Little Saint Mick is out for six weeks. As friend of the blog Tim commented, "I didn't know he was 'in'..."




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