One of the more delightful stories from last season was Jose Bosingwa's rather bizarre spell at Queens Park Rangers. The former Chelsea right back, as most of you will recall, went from starting for the winning side in the Champions League final to faffing around on a relegated side's bench for tonnes of money a year later, and Harry Redknapp gave him both barrels in a scathing critique of his work ethic.
And so Agent Bosingwa, not satisfied with merely annoying his former manager by loafing his way through his short QPR career, struck back:
How can you do technical analysis of players during the morning training session spending all of the time in the changing room doing deals with business people and rarely on the pitch?
[Redknapp is] frustrated. He thinks he's a bit [like] Alex Ferguson, talks everyday, more than him, but there's a difference: in all his long career he's only won one trophy.
He doesn't seem to know what he's saying. He's a bit confused. It could be age.
Give that man a beer. I like Jose Bosingwa a lot better now that he's not playing for us.