Roy Keane tells a story about being introduced to a watch dealer by his Manchester United team-mate Lee Sharpe. Wrist accessories were hardly Keane’s style but he was willing to pay the £1,150 that he thought was the price. Turns out, the watch cost £11,500, much to the amusement of the Old Trafford dressing room. “I still have it, and it’s gone up in value. Who’s laughing now?” Keane joked.
Villa Park appears a fortress after Aston Villa’s 15th consecutive home win, but Arsenal and Mikel Arteta will surely reflect that they missed a golden opportunity to breach it.
Sweet Caroline blared out interminably at Kensington Oval - but, for England, this was anything but so good. Instead, their hopes of a series victory were obliterated by calculating and brutal hitting from Romario Shepherd. After an ignominious World Cup, England now succumbed 2-1 to a side that didn’t even qualify for India.