What did Southgate do to sort out that draw for next summer, could he be any less excited about it, or indeed aware of potential hazards while talking to the press? And just when you thought Lineker had forgiven Maradonna, the two legends met again in the draw for Russia for 2018.
Elsewhere Allardyce is off to a flyer at his new club, no doubt down to the extra money they’ve waved in his face and some other interesting promises. But just how far can he go? Who better to ask than some ex-footballers without a clue.
And we wonder if Alan Pardew going to West Brom just the latest challenge on The Apprentice TV show?
On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. The theme tune “National Hero” is written and performed by Katalina Kicks for Abrupt Audio.