After play on the first day at the SSC, Stuart Broad, footsore and weary after a day's leather-hunting, offered the thought that if England's batsmen did not score 400 themselves they should be shot.
Nick Mallett flew back to England on Tuesday and is due to be interviewed on Thursday for the head coach role of the national side.
The first meeting Lionel Messi ever had with Pep Guardiola ended on a promise.
This was the night when Tottenham Hotspur hoped to begin their recovery, not only from the nightmare of witnessing Fabrice Muamba's collapse in the FA Cup tie here with Bolton Wanderers on Saturday but from their recent dip in form.
The speed and the extent of the swing in Arsenal's season was encapsulated in the song with which the travelling hordes toasted victory at Goodison Park.
Roberto Mancini hailed the "incredible assist" from Carlos Tevez which created Samir Nasri's late winner for Manchester City over Chelsea on the Argentinian's dramatic return to the first team last night.
The Heat are on fire! In Miami any how... they have won 14 home games in a row
Liverpool were in great form at the end of last season, with Maxi Rodriguez bagging two hat-tricks. This campaign has failed to build on that promise, with limited opportunities. Is he being treated fairly?
Aston Villa must get rid of Alex McLeish now if they are to avoid being dragged into a relegation scrap this season.