John Terry, who may well have received a ‘thank you’ text from Tiger Woods over the weekend, is not the first England captain to come up short in the shining armour stakes. The Chelsea skipper and his family seem to be a magnet for trouble, mind, with his choice of media representative, Phil ‘Monster’ Hall, saying everything about the type of choices Terry tends to make.

Meanwhile, Stephen Ireland, seen showing off his back-sized wings-of-an-angel tattoo when coming on as a sub in Wednesday’s cracking cup tie at Old Trafford, was among those City players who wore ‘Team Bridge’ t-shirts in solidarity with their mate Wayne at the weekend. Ireland has burned so many bridges I’m surprised his didn’t burst into flames.