Is the Premier League home to the new Franz Beckenbauer?

Last week was a busy seven days in the world of football, with the media getting ahead of themselves (by about nine months) in discussing whether Fabio Capello will leave Wayne Rooney out of the England 2012 squad after his red card – plenty of time left to run on that.

Elsewhere Liverpool’s Ian Ayre caused a bit by stating that he feels Premier League clubs should be able to sell their TV rights individually, rather than as a collective. There’s nothing like a bit of self-interest.

Finally Alex McLeish has been singing the praises of Emile Heskey, comparing him to none other than Franz Beckenbauer!

Here’s the week in brief…

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