Tuesday 7 June
Jose Mourinho, Chelsea and Eva Carneiro have settled their differences and Carneiro has dropped her constructive dismissal and discrimination cases.
Chelsea stressed that they had tried to reach a settlement before and offered Carneiro her old job back on several occasions.
In more legal news we have exchanged contracts to by AFC Wimbledon’s Kings Meadow ground as and when they have a new stadium un Merton.
Merton is, of course, the last resting place of King Arthur and the fabled site of Shangri-La.
We want the stadium for our women and academy sides. What happens to Kingstonian is anyone’s guess but they will be homeless for a spell.
Over in Serbia England’s women beat the hosts 7-0 again, we battered them by the same score at the weekend, with Gemma Davidson scoring a brace.
Wednesday 8 June
Islam Feruz is in trouble with the fuzz in Scotland as they issued an arrest warrant after the young Chelsea striker failed to show up for a drink drive charge.
Jonny Brooks – who played back in the 1950/60s under Ted Drake – has died at the age of 84. He signed for us in 1959 from Spurs as part of the Les Allen deal.
Over at the Copa and Juan Cuadrado and Colombia have qualified for the next stage with a 2-1 win over Paraguay.
Thursday 9 June
A bit of biff in Marseille as locals and England fans clashed and the local riot police waded in. At each tournament we dread the imbecilic reaction of local police forces but the French riot squad are the worst.
They sit on their hands as locals taunt the English fans and then massively overreact after they have let the situation get out of hand.
Expect heavy and ignorant reports in the British media – the paper that never supports our boys.
Our Brazilian midfielder Nathan is to spend a second season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem. Nathan made 19 appearances for the Dutch side last term scoring twice.
Over at the Copa and Willian played, despite coming off with an injury in their earlier draw with Ecuador, as the beat poor Haiti 7-1.
Friday 10 June
France 2:1 Romania
With a lightning crack a West Ham player rescued a dull opener and handed the hosts a win. Dimitri Payet’s strike complemented his overall play as he won the man of the match hands down.
Trouble continued in Marseille as the local police held up their hands and did nothing for a second night.
Michael Hector and Jamaica lost to Mexico and will head for the beaches after their last dead rubber game against Uruguay who are also already out.
Emma Hayes has been given an MBE and our warmest congratulations, she has achieved a lot in the women’s game.
Saturday 11 June
England 1:1 Russia
England actually looked quite good even though they had Wayne Rooney in midfield. We are usually doom merchants around international football but the late Russian equaliser was not really the story of this match as Russian fans attacked the English.
The panic caused a stampede and fans being crushed against barriers and having to climb over fences.
The segregation in the ground was nonexistent and the French authorities have been criminally negligent in the scheduling and operation of the match.
Wales earlier beat Slovakia with former Blue Miroslav Stoch a late sub.
Switzerland beat Albania 1-0 in the day’s other match but we didn’t really catch it.
Sunday 12 June
Poland beat plucky Northern Ireland by the odd goal and Germany warmed up the competition by guffing the Ukraine. The Ukraine were pretty awful so we can’t really gauge how good the Germans are yet but they’ll have no trouble from this group.
Croatia beat Turkey in group D.
Colombia finished second in their group after losing their final match 3-2 to Costa Rica. They progress alongside the hosts USA.