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All Things Footie | Wednesday, August 1 | Jordan

Next Stop Craven Cottage

SO Edwin Van Der Saar has moved to Fulham then. I thought he was going to Liverpool and I don't think I'm alone, I wnder if Houllier even tried? If he did he muist be a bit gutted - but with the addition of the Dutch national keeper and Steed Malbranque - Jean Tigana has made, in my opinion, a couple of quality (and necessary) improvements to the squad. Maybe my tip for Fulham to surprise evryone (and get relegated) was a little misguided.

The talk oif Celtic and Rangers moving south has dulled down a bit in the last couple of days, with dissenting voices from FIFA and the FA. It now seems that the Old Firm may get an invite to play in this years Worthington Cup, Football League Chairman Keith Harris is

"....looking into exactly what it would require to invite Rangers and Celtic into the cup competition"

New Minister for Sport Richard Caborn has voiced his concerns about the necessity of a tax-free Testimonial game for modern footballers. I tend to agree that top class footballers like Ryan Giggs have no just reason for earning tax-relief on a windfall of a million or so pounds. On the other hand lower league footballers who stay loyal to their club and work hard throughout their (very short) career deserve some kind of reward for their loyalty. Perhaps some kind of system whereby you can have tax-relief if your club contract has not exceeded a certain value over the last 5 years, or something.

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