The show began with the News of the World’s Rob Beasley taking the reigns discussing whether John Terry will move to Manchester City in the summer. Beasley said “there is a sense though amongst Chelsea players that we’ve seen the best of JT” and thus any offers for the centre-half must be taken seriously. Henry Winter cautioned against writing Terry off, pointing out that the England captain needs to play Champions League football, so making Eastlands less desirable. Matt Lawton interrupted with two points, firstly that JT’s body has suffered so many injuries that his body is in “trauma,” before pointing out that City’s massive cash reserves could also entice Terry to leave the Bridge.
The sacking of Scolari was the second topic up for dissection. Henry Winter called the Brazilian a “fantastic coach” before being cut off by Beasley, who entered a long rant on how Chelsea have failed to refresh their squad in the past few seasons. Beasley seemed to be trying to say that external factors played a part in Scolari’s downfall. Matt Lawton then added that the disruptive Didier Drogba has had a negative influence on the squad, before Beasley again took over claiming that Chelsea’s plan last summer was to sell the Ivorian for Â£25 million and then invest that money on trying to pry Fernando Torres from Anfield.
David Beckham’s 108 England caps, and a comparison with Bobby Moore, then entertained the panel. Beasley recognised Beckham’s achievements before writing off any comparison with the 1966 England captain. Henry Winter tried to make the discussion more relevant by saying that Beckham’s record is an “indictment on some of the other pretenders” who has failed to dislodge Goldenballs from the national side. When discussion moved to Beckham’s club football the talking-heads agreed that if he wanted to stay at Milan then he will.