There really is nowhere to hide for poor, helpless Scunthorpe. Vultures the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, predators are lying in the overgrowth, waiting to pounce on Scunny’s crown jewels. With giants Glasgow Celtic from the north of the isle snapping up star striker Gary Hooper for a £2.4 million fee, the Iron now face the prospect of losing highly-rated physio/manager Nigel Adkins to Southampton of the sunny south coast. The Saints linger in the relegation zone a division below, but in terms of career moves, it could be a case of one step back, two steps forward for the affable Adkins.
For man who prides himself on doing his job with the minimum of fuss, the first two months of Roy Hodgson’s reign as Liverpool manager have been a flurry of activity. Whilst the blame for the boardroom wrangling cannot be laid at the door of the affable Hodgson, he seems to be unusually flustered in his dealings. Between juggling reserve goalkeepers, pawning £17 million midfielders out on loan and indulging the new saviour of Anfield, the 62-year old is sowing the seeds that he hopes will harvest a successful tenure in the biggest job of his life. It’s clear he’s going to do it his way.