Everyone knows misquotes and non existent rumours suddenly surface during the International break in order to fill the Premier League void, and this break is no exception. 'News' that West Ham United are interested in signing Manchester United's £300,000 per week captain Wayne Rooney is a case in point, you can almost hear the brain cell crunching involved in creating such a ludicrous story, are you sitting comfortably? If so we'll begin, doting mother Colleen Rooney proudly uploads pictures of her youngest taking some of their first few steps, very cute, the sort of media sharing that is increasingly common. Cue eagle eyed Journo on a news void week who spots the perfect opportunity for a piece of lazy journalism, eldest son on screen right is wearing an Adrian Hammers goalies jersey! Suddenly Rooney Snr is signing for West Ham, what would have happened if the youngster was wearing an Everton or Celtic top? Would 'Wayne be going home'? During the breaks for International matches, some journalists or those who call themselves journo's, are very similar to young children deprived of their favourite electronic media, they cannot cope and left to their own devices become quickly bored and develop a propensity to exaggerate in order to get attention, funny that isn't it?
Coming back to 'the big story', it will turn out to be more poop than scoop and who knows maybe the Arsene Wenger to replace Slaven Billic rumours start to surface, it's that time of year! - Ed