...that Steve Bruce wasn't able to quote on who would win our Championship play off semi final with Norwich as he was going to be playing a planned round of golf with Mick at the end of June, given that Hull will be playing in the Championship next season.
...the fact of the England Under 21 squad and I know their are complaints about youth coming through the system of the Premier League BUT looking at who's in the squad, for me, there's a lot of talent in there. I saw who Southgate had omitted like Barkley, the Ox, Wilshere and Shaw and thought we NEED THEM but now looking at the chosen squad there is some good talent there. I know the names I've mentioned have become to some extent first team players but if they are of age then I thought why not use them. But hey, I think England U21's could do well this Summer.
Does a player who has contributed little, by way of fact, to not winning trophies for his club deserve to be believing that he warrants such ridiculous sums as over £100,000 a week? Yes, a week. This scary world of football today really concerns me. To have such belief above your station at such a young age is beyond me and I know, clearly, he's been wrongly lead by his agent. For me, personally speaking, he shouldn't be looking at anything better than 50K a week and that's being generous. I know people will say but this is because of the Premier League money but where's the due reality when it comes suitably to grassroots football investment and of the atrocious quality that there is of how young lads in the UK play football. On relatively old knackered pitches, lack of equipment, tired changing room areas... I know it's the old adage of the misdirection of money in football but why does a youngster believe he's worth so much....?
...of the apparent launch, as stated of being on 14th May, of the clubs new kit via Cineworld. It's almost 6pm and nothing to be seen as to how it looks apart from the guess work of perhaps it looking like Middlesboro's or Forest's or Aberdeen's...
Interesting to see that Tommy Miller has been released by Hartlepool, not that I'm implying that we sign him. But of other players released I see that Simon Church has been released by Charlton, who might do a job for us, with TC's help and also Lee Naylor by Derby, a left back, who in his time at Celtic won a couple of Championships and was, then, being noticed by some of the bigger clubs.