Why should Man City net an advantage?

THE fact that Manchester City may be allowed to sign Marton Fulop on an emergency loan after Shay Given’s season-ending injury really irks me.
In today’s paper, rival manager Martin O’Neill said he could be accused of sour grapes by criticising the decision to allow them to bring in Hungarian international Fulop – but I totally agree with him.
Man City should and do have enough keepers on their books – so what if one is injured and they can’t get Joe Hart back, that’s just hard cheese.
The situation echoes the problems across town at Manchester United when Rooney’s crocked, or the toothless Liverpool minus Torres – it baffles me that teams who can pay over £30m for a single player can leave themselves with so little depth to their squads.

Swapsies, anyone?

NOW I’m no stranger to geekery – I seem to have become the unofficial IT guy in the newsroom, and I’ve played a game of Dungeons And Dragons in my time.
But I have “levelled up” my geekery a notch this week. I couldn’t help it.
There I was, queuing in my local supermarket, when the words “Free” and “Sticker Album” caught my eye.
Two days later, and I’ve got a Panini South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup sticker collection including the likes Frank Lampard, Fernando Torres, Kaka, John Terry, Didier Drogba and, er, Steve Cherundolo.
Only 600 or so stickers to go…
So if anyone out there wants to do swapsies with a rather sad 27-year-old man, drop me a line.