SHUT THE SLEDGERS UP
The promise by the ICC to punish sledging and poor behaviour at the forthcoming cricket World Cup is a great idea as long as the authorities have the balls to carry out what they threaten.
The sooner ignorant chirpers like David Warner and Jimmy Anderson are made to concentrate on delivering their skills rather than tiresome, humourless insults the better.
SUCCESS LEADS TO FAILURE
The easiest way for a manager to earn the sack is to get promoted. Gary Johnson was booted out of Yeovil less than two years after taking them to the Championship, while Russ Wilcox was kicked out of Scunthorpe within months of taking them into League One. Football is bonkers sometimes.