This blog doesnÃ¢ÂÂt recall a contestant on Dale WintonÃ¢ÂÂs daytime TV classic Supermarket Sweep ever putting a 23-man World Cup squad in their trolley. But thatÃ¢ÂÂs allegedly what happened in France yesterday.
Mircea Lucescu is a lucky chap. The Romanian not only guided Shakhtar Donetsk to their fifth Premier-Liga title in Ukraine last week with a 1-0 win over Dynamo Kyiv at the Donbass Arena, but heÃ¢ÂÂs also pen pals with current darling of the British media and LMA Manager of the Year, Roy Hodgson.
The English Premier League is now done and dusted with its oh-so-riveting final day of drama and no-one really cares about boring old Serie A, anyway - apart from the excellent Serie Aaaargh of course - so there might be a few newbies looking to la Liga this weekend for their footballing fix.
Goals galore on the final day of the season; Chelsea were crowned champions turning on the style with a 8-0 victory over Wigan, Manchester United trashed Stoke 4-0, Arsenal battered Fulham reserves 4-0, and Spurs rehearsed for their Champions league qualifying round exit by going 2-0 up away to Burnley then ended up on the wrong side of a 4-2 scoreline.