Sam Allardyce did not have to field the question.
Wayne Rooney's period of enforced rest could turn out to be a blessing in disguise, believes the England manager, Roy Hodgson.
Roman Abramovich can buy all the Francis Bacons and Lucian Freuds he wants, but he will never spend £24m better than he spent it on Didier Drogba eight years ago.
As he edged towards the dugout 17 minutes from time, the first player of the modern era to make his Champions League debut in the final itself offered a glance up at the banks of blue behind Bayern Munich's goal.
If there is one thing we know about Joey Barton it is that he won't go quietly when his latest slump into recidivism catches up with him and the Football Association remove him from the game until some point towards the end of the year.
This is going to be one helluva summer for blockbusters.
The Swansea City manager is reported to have said no to an approach from Liverpool.
Steven Altman is an Arsenal fan who rests assured that his side already have Champions League qualification assured. He knows every fan of rivals Spurs will be crossing their fingers tonight's result allows them into the competition too.
Do QPR fans want Chelsea to win tonight? Not a chance, local pride won't allow it.
"It's not a simple thing to just go out there and knock up a hundred," Andrew Strauss said on Wednesday in the little lecture theatre of the Lord's museum which was used for his pre-match press conference and yet another round of questioning about his long lean run.