Spotted at a dinner in London recently was a very fit looking Alan Curbishley. He has enjoyed some good holidays, apparently. But now he is ready to get back into the fray. However, he would like a club in the London area which rather restricts his choices and puts paid to recent rumours linking him with Wigan. My sources say that he had little to say on the subject of Charlton.
Meanwhile, Newcastle has been hit hard by the curse of Dowie. It is now in such chaos that the club has been put up for sale on its website. You can make an appropriate bid (say 1p) at email@example.com or send an abusive message as many Sunderland fans have done.