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HOT OR NOT: Gordon Strachan's glee and AC Milan's woe

by 06/10/2017 09:40:00 0 comments 1 Views
  • Scotland are close to a World Cup play-off place under Gordon Strachan
  • Strachan could have walked after defeat to lame England team a year ago 
  • AC Milan are seventh in Serie A and it looks a long way back to the top 

By Ian Ladyman for MailOnline

Published: 07:32 EDT, 6 October 2017 | Updated: 09:40 EDT, 6 October 2017

It's Hot or Not time again as Sportsmail's Ian Ladyman reveals what's been making him feel warm and what's been leaving him cold this week. 

HOT

GORDON STRACHAN

The definitive Marmite manager, Strachan could have walked after defeat to our lame England team a year ago, but the Scotland boss stubbornly stuck around and his side are in with a shout of a play-off place. Second place in Group F would be creditable and if you aren’t convinced, go and watch some Scottish league football.

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan stuck around and his side are in with a shout of a play-off place
Scotland boss Gordon Strachan stuck around and his side are in with a shout of a play-off place

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan stuck around and his side are in with a shout of a play-off place

STUART MATHIESON

Only two journalists have covered Manchester United for the local Evening News since Munich. One was the revered David Meek and the other has, for the past 22 years, been Mathieson. So news that he is leaving is a blow for those who still require knowledgeable coverage of the country’s biggest football club. United should offer him a job in their media department. Few understand the place better.

Watching the Ashes from a pool on the boundary will be an option at the GABBA in November
Watching the Ashes from a pool on the boundary will be an option at the GABBA in November

Watching the Ashes from a pool on the boundary will be an option at the GABBA in November

THE POOL DECK

Watching an Ashes Test from a swimming pool on the boundary will be an option at the GABBA in November and though it may not play to the traditionalists it will be worth it just to see what the average Australian male likes to wear at the beach. The Aussies do cricket well and they are finally beginning to understand what good beer tastes like. Style? Not so much. 

NOT 

THE FA

Another bad week for our under-fire national association and rows of empty seats at Wembley will not have helped. Some say tickets for the Slovenia game should have been given away to school children. On reflection, two hours of maths homework was probably a better option.

Another bad week for our under-fire FA and empty seats at Wembley will not have helped
Another bad week for our under-fire FA and empty seats at Wembley will not have helped

Another bad week for our under-fire FA and empty seats at Wembley will not have helped

AC MILAN

It is only six months since Silvio Berlusconi sold the Italian club to Chinese investors but the deal didn’t smell right. Now it is reported that Li Yonghong is seeking new backers after the withdrawal of one or more of his investors. The seven-time European Cup winners are seventh in Serie A and it looks a long way back to the top, in more ways than one.

Seven-time European Cup winners AC Milan face a long journey back to the top
Seven-time European Cup winners AC Milan face a long journey back to the top

Seven-time European Cup winners AC Milan face a long journey back to the top

THE HANGERS ON

Remember when referees were told to crack down on grappling at corners? They did as they were told and officials like Mike Dean were vilified as a result. So they backed off and now the curse is as bad as ever and managers are starting to complain again. Sometimes, English football gets exactly what it deserves.


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