YOU KNOW YOU’RE GETTING OLD WHEN... You remember Saturday’s referee as a primary school pupil. I thought I recognised him, and it was confirmed when I spotted his dad in the stand in front of the press area.
IN RESERVE: What a crazy world it is. Radamel Falcao of Manchester United played for their Under 21 side and his manager claimed it was not a humiliation for the poor wee soul, who earns a mere £260,000 per week. That’s one week. Seven days.Now I could think of quite a few who would be prepared to be humiliated for that sum.
What a disgraceful sight that was to see the antics of John Terry and his Chelsea pals in surrounding the referee in the game against PSG and trying to get a player sent off
UNDER PRESSURE: What a disgraceful sight that was to see the antics of John Terry and his Chelsea pals in surrounding the referee in the game against PSG and trying to get a player sent off. Some ran a full 50m to join in the melee.Even worse was the pathetic response of his fellow-pros who said it was part of the game and they would have done the same. How low has football sunk?
IS IT A RECORD? Appointed Tuesday. Resigned Friday. Chris Graham of Rangers must have established a new record for being a director of a football club.
ANSWERS: Last week’s captains were Billy Wright and Ferenc Puskas. The non-Scots who have managed Falkirk are Reggie Smith of South Africa and Willie Cunningham of Northern Ireland.
TEASER: Which club did Falkirk play in the first ever competitive match in The Falkirk Stadium?
IF THE CAP FITS: A population of 4900, beautiful scenery and a live volcano to boot. The island of Montserrat is an unlikely candidate to have a football team playing in he World Cup qualifiers. But one of their players is an ex-Bairn. Step forward Lyle Taylor, whose grandmother came from the island.
KICKING THE BUCKET: When Phil Roberts came on as a late substitute for Alloa on Saturday, I swear I saw their physio move the ice bucket into the dug-out for safe keeping.
SEEING DOUBLE: Have you ever seen English Premier League referee Lee Mason and Phil Mitchell of Eastenders in the same room?
IT’S A FUNNY OLD GAME, SAINT: Never has the old Jimmy Greaves adage been more appropriate than it was for the first 45 minutes last Saturday. Alloa had been all over Falkirk in the first half and yet they went in 1-0 down. It could easily have been 3-0.
WATCH THIS SPACE: Rangers draw at Ibrox against bottom club Livingston had some in a blind panic. What if the club fails to even make the play-offs? Imagine that. Suddenly there will be a great move to have the top tier extended to 16 or 18 teams.
AGREED: Celtic’s Peter Lawell says let’s get back to Saturday football with 3 p.m. kick off times. We all know it makes sense.