Speculation everywhere today on who Sir Alex had in mind in his interview with Sky yesterday about
possible summer transfer targets. The Manchester United manager seemed to imply that his shopping
list is rather short: in fact, possibly only one player, and a youngster at that.
With Mikaël Silvestre hopefully staying at Old Trafford, SAF doesn't need to consider cover
for Wes Brown and Gary Neville at right back, (though I've wanted to see Micah Richards at United
I've heard that you are headed up to Sunderland this week to talk some business with Roy Keane.
I've sat on both sides of the job interview desk in my career, so may I offer you a little advice
on making a great first impression with the Sunderland manager? Just some suggestions to help you
get your foot in the dressing room door at the Stadiium of Light?
A comedy musical titled MacBecks, based on the life of football star David Beckham and his wife
Victoria, is to be staged in Dublin, with the promoters hoping for a subsequent UK transfer.
The show follows the formula of I Keano, the spoof musical about Roy Keane's walkout from the Irish
World Cup squad, which had several sell-out runs at Dublin's Olympia Theatre, toured provincial
venues and also transferred to Salford.
Tonight, I'll be in the crowd on Parliament Hill with friends, loved ones and complete strangers,
watching the fireworks as we celebrate the 141st birthday of the greatest country on earth.
Envious? You should be.
As Margaret Wente writes in today's Globe and Mail: "We've won the lottery and, sometimes,
we're even smart enough to know it.
My apologies to my regular readers, but due to today's unfortunate circumstances, I've disabled the
comment function on my blog for the time being. Thanks for understanding. You know where to find me
if you need to get in touch.
A moderator at Ready to Go Sunderland Message Board has contacted me, and apologized for the
behaviour of the commenters there. I appreciate his concern and I accept his apology. I asked that
the thread and my account at RTG be deleted and it has.
Wayne Rooney's honeymoon in Las Vegas, in the daylight hours at least, seems to consist of endless
hours of the newlywed slowly poaching in the hotel swimming pool like a big pink salmon, whilst
drinking beer and smoking ciggies.
Dare we hope that our talisman might be putting in an hour or two a day in the hotel gym keeping up
For months, forums and media sites have speculated enthusiastically that Bayern Munich and Germany
full back Philipp Lahm was a key transfer target of Sir Alex Ferguson. Lahm was seen by many as an
ideal replacement for a sometimes-shaky Wes Brown and injury-plagued Gary Neville in the right-back
Sunderland manager Roy Keane is finally back in the office and speaking to the press. Personally, a
month without Keano-speak is 29.5 days too long for me. And as always, Roy has something
interesting to say: this time about the thirst for success that is driving his management
Thank Christ. Some news out of Slumberland Sunderland. I navigate to the club's official site and
click on "Breaking News", a little giddy with anticipation.
But wait. Unfortunately, it's not a hot multi-million pound killer striker (or even Andy Johnson);
it's Grant Leadbitter. Yeah, I know.
After three days of futility, I FINALLY got through to the Manchester United ticket office and
bought my ticket to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's testimonial. I got up at 3:00 a.m. EST this morning, so
I could start calling the office as soon as it opened in England. First try, I got into the queue
(granted I was #52, but still, it was progress).
It takes a lot to get me mad, but I am absolutely fuming (when I should be enjoying my golf
holiday.) I've been trying to purchase a ticket to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's testimonial at Old
Trafford on August 2. The official club site announced two days ago that the tickets were now
available for general sale to the public, and to order via the provided online link or by