Bear With a Sore Head
I`m not sure if anyone out there champions these persistent international breaks, fixtures that break up the regularity of the Premier League.
But once again we`re facing a two week break whilst those vying to reach the 2014 World Cup finals, in Brazil, go about their business whilst those who are either in or out just meander through a few friendly fixtures making more substitutions than really should be allowed.
However, if you are going into an international break on the back of a defeat, it seems an eternity before you are given the chance to correct matters.
Sam Allardyce, it would appear, hates going into the break on the back of a defeat, remarking to reporters,
"I`ll be as miserable as sin for a few days and then I will have to get over it and start getting the lads ready for Chelsea at home."
But doesn`t that Chelsea fixture seem so far off?