09.45 – Good news, Fredaholics, he’s ahead of schedule after his hip operation and is due to start full training with Arsenal squad on Monday. In today’s Telegraph, he writes about Sven’s England and his life at Arsenal. Jermaine Pennant and Francis Jeffers played for England’s under-21s last night, as they drew 1-1 with Yugoslavia. England’s goal came from an Arsenal related source, Shaun Wright-Phillips, son of Ian WWW, popped up with a late equaliser to spare ex-Gunner David Platt’s blushes.
Very little else Arsenal related today, so a couple of non-Arsenal stories to keep you going. First, this couple in Germany have been refused permission to call their baby ‘bin Laden’ by a court. Romeo Beckham said to be spitting mad at the injustice of the British courts. Secondly, crusty old BBC commentator Barry Davies is fed up with losing out to John Motson for the big games, so he’s thrown a strop and refused to commentate on England’s game with Portugal. Oh the humanity. And finally, there’s a rather entertaining blog here, from a 73 year old socialite, who plays out her life in anonymity and HTML. She’s not really 73 though.