So.... yesterday, in England, Harry Redknapp was found not guilty, by an English jury of 8 men and 4 women, of tax evasion.
Yesterday too, Fabio Cappello resigned after a row with the FA following his comments in an Italian tv interview over the FA's sacking, without reference to him (the England Manager), of John Terry as England captain following accusations of racial abuse.
Yesterday too (wasn't it all happening), in what the Mail called "a bizarre twist" (maybe in an effort to divert attention what what is staring us all in the face), Harry Redknapp, who will not now be going to prison, became the bookies' favourite to succeed Sr Cappello.
A bizarre twist indeed. Isn't co-incidence an amazing thing?
Interestingly, the BBC, with it's well known attention to detail, originally reported that Redknapp had been found guilty of one of the charges of false accounting.
However, perhaps in an effort to make up for their shortcomings, every BBC news programme since has covered the footballing part of the story as if it were the only thing happening in the world, with opinions from everyone and his dog, including his honourableness the prime minister, who apparently is allowed to express his opinions on sport on the BBC, unlike the first minister who is not.
I have a couple of theories about this. Perhaps the BBC is aware that as no one believes a single word Cameron says, there is no point in refusing him the right to say whatever he fancies, whenever he fancies it, as it's a bit like the commercial brake on other tv channels: we all go and put the kettle or use the lavatory, leaving Daz, Kellogs or Cameron to talk to an empty room.
Or, maybe it's just that the BBC knows that he holds the purse strings and regardless of the rubbish he spouts, they have to be nice to him. Whereas Alex Salmond doesn't, and they don't.
I was also amused to hear that the job of England manager is "the most difficult job in football", which might explain the £6 million a year salary (about which, in the midst of all the fuss about Hester's £1 million salary + £1 million bonus, we have heard very little).
I just wondered why it was the most difficult job in football, more difficult than being the manager of Germany, or Brazil, or Italy, or Scotland... Any ideas?