SPORT TALK: Method to the Munich madness

Royal rumble: David Haye. (Photo: AP Photo/dapd, Stefan Simonsen)
Royal rumble: David Haye. (Photo: AP Photo/dapd, Stefan Simonsen)
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FEUDING duo Dereck Chisora and David Haye would be better off pursuing a career in the WWE rather than boxing.

Their comical exchange in Munich was nothing more than handbags – and I certainly won’t be jumping on the bandwagon to brand them disgraces to the sport.

I personally thought Chisora’s slap on Vitali Klitschko was the most disrespectful element of the entire debacle, while spitting at the Ukrainian’s brother Wladimir was also a much more despicable act.

But let’s face facts, the British duo have laid the foundation for a money-spinning battle of Britain, with the winner sure to get another crack at one of the Klitschko brothers.

After all, I’m sure that was the sole objective of the staged shenanigans.

I’M not buying into the notion that English clubs are a spent force in European football.

So Arsenal and Chelsea have been heavily beaten in Italy, big deal. For much of the last decade, our teams have been superbly represented in the latter stages of football’s blue riband event.

I think the bigger picture for London’s two biggest clubs is a summer of revolution. Arsene Wenger needs to take out the trash at the Emirates, before his reputation as one of the all-time greats in English football is battered beyond repair.

Barring Robin van Persie, Wojiech Szczesny, Thomas Vermaelen, Bacary Sagna, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott, all of the rest should be moved on – with genuine world class players needed as replacements.

It’s a little different at Chelsea, with their ageing stars now doing more harm than good. It seems Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and maybe even John Terry are becoming a poisonous influence in the dressing room.

RANDOM irritations from last weekend’s feast of FA Cup football: ITV’s appalling coverage – led by hapless anchor Adrian Chiles, awful commentator Peter Drury insisting Stevenage’s bore draw with Spurs was a “cracking cup tie”, Jeff Stelling labelling Leicester’s win over Norwich a “giant killing” and the false notion from all broadcasters that the FA Cup is still the “biggest cup competition in the world”.