A summary of Premier League finances from the Guardian. Note that the data are for the 2011-12 season (I nearly wrote "last season", but sadly this season is now last season). I'll be interested to see QPR's Wage Bill vs. League Position rank when the 2012-13 numbers come out.
Many of you will remember Andy Shenk, the Anzhi Makhachkala fan who did an excellent job getting us ready for our Europa League fixture with the Russian club. He's started a new blog that is well worth your time. Check it out.
Brighton 0-2 Crystal Palace (0-2 agg) So, we'll just have to go back to dreading getting Brighton again in the FA Cup draw instead of worrying about playing them twice a season in the league.
Malcolm MacDonald has told Sky Sports Tyne and Wear exactly what is up when it comes to Newcastle United... and I, for one, agree with him utterly and completely.
I just saw this in an article that came out the other day on ESPN, but this goes back even further. Apparently some bigoted groups attacked Cisse's girlfriend Rachelle Graham on a website, disparaging her charity efforts because she's in a mixed-race couple. Disgusting, really, but I thought we all should know.
Roberto Martinez is at pains to point out there's no comparison between Luis Suarez and Callum McManaman.
It's buried in what basically amounts to a daily news roundup, but apparently the Metro (a Newcastle-area publication or a London publication? I don't know) is reporting that Alan Pardew still wants Loic Remy, who is expected to be worth 8 million pounds in the mass relegation exodus from QPR
Massadio Haidara escapes both significant bone and ligament damage from Callum McManaman's dangerous tackle and could be fit to play again in early April.