Can anyone break into the top four? The panel struggled to believe it’s possible in the current footballing climate, arguing that the gulf in class is too big, touching on Villa’s defeat at Stamford Bridge a few weeks back coupled with both Arsenal and Liverpool coming from behind on Saturday to pick up vital wins.
David Beckham’s international future was the second topic up for discussion. John Dillon from the Daily Express was unconcerned by the whole issue, opting to focus on the fact that Fabio Capello has proven himself to be above Beckhamania by announcing Goldenballs will be dropped for the friendly in Spain. Ian Ridley (Mail on Sunday) was quick to credit Beckham for his commitment to England.
Lastly, the talking heads chewed over the trouble at Fratton Park on Saturday in which a supporter threw a coin at the linesman. Paul Hayward (Daily Mail) supports Harry Redknapp’s charge to try and reform football, denouncing “tribalism” on the terraces. John Dillon believes that fans define themselves by who they hate, just as much as who they love.