HOT OR NOT: Ben Youngs’ long wait for 100th England cap is deservedly over while Jose Mourinho’s staged photo sulking on the team bus is more embarrassing than Tottenham’s defeat
- Ben Youngs will become second play to reach three figure caps for England
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned the tide since the 6-1 defeat to Tottenham
- Jose Mourinho’s staged sulking photo could be worse then Spurs’ display
It’s Hot or Not time again as Sportsmail’s Daniel Matthews reveals what’s been making him feel warm and what’s been leaving him cold this week.
This week should be a turning point in English football. The FA’s new Leadership Diversity Code will help address the structural issues at the top of the game and, in time, its impact will flow down too.
Though Elliott tried modestly in these pages to deflect credit, his role in the discrimination fight cannot be overstated.
And so the long wait for cap No 100 finally ends. Barring a last-minute hitch, the scrum-half will join Jason Leonard as the only men to reach three figures for England. It’s an amazing achievement — just reward for the No 9’s consistency and improvements over a decade.
Ben Youngs will join Jason Leonard as the only men to reach three figures for England
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER
Credit where it’s due. After his ‘worst day’ in the dugout — Manchester United’s 6-1 loss to Tottenham — Solskjaer has overseen three wins and a draw.
This week’s crushing of RB Leipzig was particularly impressive — many, myself included, had seen little to suggest he would outdo Julian Nagelsmann and Thomas Tuchel.
After his ‘worst day’ in the dugout, Solskjaer has overseen three wins and a draw
If his sport didn’t already have an image problem, the Golden Bear is doing his best to Make Golf Look Dated Again. This week, Nicklaus urged Americans to re-elect Donald Trump. Fair enough, each to their own. But for Nicklaus to claim Trump has been ‘more diverse than any president’? Get in a hole.
Yep, it’s that time again. Before defeat by Antwerp, Spurs had gone 10 unbeaten; some of their football has been brilliant. Then one stinker and Jose’s playbook flops back open to page one. Take cover, Dele and Co.
What was worse: Tottenham’s display or the staged photo of him sulking on the team bus put out on Instagram?
What was worse: Tottenham’s display or the staged photo of him sulking on the team bus?
MIKE TYSON AND ROY JONES JR
It is depressing enough that these two fallen giants are being allowed to put it all on the line once more — no matter how much of an exhibition their comeback proves to be. But the stench only worsened when it was confirmed BT Sport would put the bout on pay-per-view and the WBC were creating a new Frontline Battle Belt for the occasion. Only boxing.