IF you picked up a paper this week and turned to the back to read about your beloved football, you could be excused for thinking the sports pages had been swapped around with the business section.
A bitter takeover looks imminent at the most benign club in the world, Arsenal.
Birmingham City finances are being investigated, Spurs are allegedly having to consider replacing their manager as a result of his impending tax case, whilst also seeking a judicial review into the Olympic Stadium fiasco, while Barry Hearn’s Orient is quite rightly miffed with the Premier League and considering legal action. The elaborate financial arrangements of Notts County could possibly be exposed any time soon, and Peter Reid’s Plymouth also seem set to be taken over by someone whose financial situation is less than clear.
As an Evertonian it will be cold day in hell before you see the name of Everton on such a list.
Whilst we are plodding along keeping our heads above water at the moment, that would seem to be a preferable situation than getting into bed with some of the characters that are currently populating football.