SOMETIMES you have to wonder what goes on at the Football Association.
Just a year after handing Fabio Capello a brand spanking new contract in the wake of our World Cup nightmare, they’ve gone and done it again.
England U/21 boss Stuart Pearce has just inked a new two-year deal, despite a pretty woeful display at the European Championships.
Don’t get me wrong, Pearce was a great player and epitomised everything you’d want from an England footballer.
However, despite a great start in the job our youngsters have failed miserably under his charge. For that reason alone, handing him a new deal has to be a mistake.
Obviously he wasn’t helped by the withdrawals of Andy Carroll – who seems to have spent the entire summer boozing – and Jack Wilshere.
But none of that would have mattered anyway. The wise-guys at the FA had already decided to hand him a new deal BEFORE the tournament.
Will they ever learn?
•RUMOURS of Manchester United’s interest in Wesley Sneijder is bad news for the rest of the Premier League.
The reigning champions haven’t signed a genuinely world class player in a long time, but the Inter Milan midfielder is top notch.
Sneijder is a player I’ve always wanted to see in the Premier League and would totally rejuvenate a frankly average United midfield.
•I SEE England’s women conceded a late equaliser against France in their World Cup quarter final clash, before eventually losing on penalties.
Who said women’s football was nothing like the men’s game?
•IT was nice of Red Bull to ruin a potentially exciting finish to the British Grand Prix on Sunday.
Aussie ace Mark Webber was warned off overtaking team-mate and defending world champion Sebastian Vettel in the closing stages at Silverstone, despite clearly being the faster man.
Team orders really are a stain on the integrity of the sport and it made a mockery of the podium celebrations.
McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton has long been linked with a switch to join Vettel at the Red Bull team.
I can’t imagine he’d have been as restrained as Webber, who is fast becoming the new Rubens Barrichello.