...Hodgson. Much has been made of Roy Hodgson taking noted sports psychologist Dr Steve Peters with the England team to Brazil but maybe it's the manager he needs a look at not the players.
...the Preston Plumber. Sad news last week that one of England's true greats, not one of these modern madey-up ones, Sir Tom Finney has died aged 91.
...departure. And excuse me if I'm not shocked at it either, it seems a surprise to some that history has repeated itself and Kevin Pietersen has been told to sling his hook.
...Wiggo? Bradley Wiggins' share of the Sports Personality of the Year vote didn't quite match Mark Cavendish's when he won the award last but then Mark didn't have Olympic gold medal winners to compete with.
...he got right in the column. Don't know how long Des Lynam's column about the BBC broadcasting of the Olympics was but in classic Twitter mob style they picked out about the only sentence in the whole piece that was accurate.
...coming!! In one of the worst kept secrets in football, Spurs finally announce André Villas-Boas as the new head coach and the media can't wait to stick the boot in.
...statistics. Possession and passing success have become king of late but if they lead to nothing other than stat padding what is the point?
...well. FA chairman David Bernstein was at the fifth round Cup tie to watch his future employee seal the deal on the England job. And didn't 'Arry do well.
...and thankfully the British public got it right. A Mark Cavendish was crowned BBC Sports Personalty of the year with nearly 50% of the vote.
...here today. R.I.P. Smokin' Joe Frazier one of the great heavyweight boxers during a great era of boxing, who fought in two of the memorable bouts of that age against Muhammad Ali.
...in Cav we trust. Britain has only it's second ever cycling road race men's pro World Champion. Mark Cavendish the best in the business.
...what more needs to be said. Mariano Rivera get's his 600th save in the New York Yankees 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
..for Wiggins, Froome and Sky. But we should overlook all the what ifs and marvel at a great Vuelta a España that ended with two British riders on the podium.
...centenary celebration. A documentary by B.B.C.'s Sportsnight programme from 1982 about Spurs through it's then 100 years of being in existence.
...yet again struggling to beat yet more relegation fodder. It's the best we've ever seen from players in a Spurs shirt and anyone who doesn't agree should bugger off and support someone else.