We went panning for rumour gold, part 1 was the gold, and here is the silt…
Anderlecht are in the dog-house with UEFA opening up disciplinary proceedings against them following the dodginess last Thursday when Didier Zokora got hit by a lighter thrown by a fan. (Daily Mail)
…While Tottenham’s Didier Zokora fancies an Anderlecht-Tottenham Uefa Cup final so he can get some good, old-fashioned revenge. (Mirror).
Chelsea’s Claude Makalele is planning to retire from football after Euro 2008 – even though he has one year of megabucks left on his Chelsea contract. (Express)
Man City moneybags Thaksin Shinawatra has apparently spilled the beans on Sven’s plans to swoop for Adriano in January. Although the fact that everyone from the guttersnipes at TribalFootball to Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s cleaning lady knew about this move AGES ago tells us that Shinawatra is out of the loop. (Daily Mail)
Portsmouth’s coach Joe Jordan is flirting with a Scotland role, either as a coach or as a manager. (Record)
Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish is interested in both the Ireland and Scotlannd job but isn’t holding his breath as he doesn’t reckon hell be contacted by the Scottish FA. (Record)
Celtic striker Maciej Zurawski could be joining David Beckham, Abel Xavier, Landon Donovan, and umpteen crapulous ‘players’ at the LA Galaxy. (Mail)
Fulham’s American striker Brian McBride won’t make a return from his dislocated knee until January. (Express).