His name is Alastair Cook and he is an addict.
Rob Howley will learn on Monday whether his time in charge of the Wales team continues to be dogged by injury.
On the field, an English club lost – again – but off it was where those sifting for encouragement might find succour.
One Neanderthal's alleged racist abuse – an ugly throwback which is showing disturbing signs of a copycat trend – should not be allowed to detract from a minor epic, which was a credit to both sides.
"We have our young old Jack back," summarised Arsène Wenger with a smile after a performance that demonstrated the importance of Jack Wilshere to Arsenal.
Scattergun spending is very different to team-building.
Rafael Benítez is nothing if not ambitious.
Roberto Mancini took what may have been his last chance on Mario Balotellion Sunday.