Sky’s Sunday Supplement: “This game is in one hell of a mess” – Patrick Barclay

Having breezed through the Sunday papers, the first topic tackled by the panel of talking heads was takeover rumours surrounding Portsmouth. The News of the World’s Andy Dunn picks up on the “scary statistics” surrounding the seasiders, noting that according to reports Pompey pay out 90% of their revenue on player salaries. Dunn then called for the FA to step up its criteria in their “fit and proper” test for Premier League owners.

Next on the chopping board was Patrick Barclay’s dissection of the Carlos Tevez affair. Barclay believes that this is an issue “which can’t be solved anymore,” arguing the Hammers should have been relegated at the time. Calling out the FA, Barclay was quick to point the finger of blame at the governing body for this “intractable mess.”

Lastly, the Sunday Express’ John Richardson gives his opinion on why the return of Kevin Keegan is the only way forward for Newcastle. Richardson labelled Mike Ashley as acting as if he had put “unleaded petrol in a diesel engine at Newcastle.”


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