England's interim head coach, Stuart Lancaster, says he expects the Six Nations visit to France on Sunday week to provide the "benchmark" of how much progress the side have made under his brief stewardship.
It is a good job that José Mourinho travelled to London incognito.
Manchester United will take up the "one-way option" in Dimitar Berbatov's contract to extend his stay at the club for another year and to prevent him becoming a free agent in the summer.
A whirlwind finish made up for long passages of amiable stalemate last night but it could not prevent Stuart Pearce from emulating the experience of his predecessors as England's caretaker manager.
Middlesex University reveals what the French really think about London.
The instinct was to grimace at the sight of defenders in panicked retreat as Arjen Robben fizzed Holland ahead, or wince as Klaas-Jan Huntelaar thumped in a header and left Chris Smalling bloodied and floored.