Beckhamania even pushed Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho off the front pages of the British tabloids. Any other week, the juicy love/hate triangle between the mercurial Portuguese manager, billionaire Russian oilman/owner Roman Abramovitch, and high-dollar Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko would be front and center. The short version? Mourinho won't likely be back after this year, even if he wins his third straight Premiership title.
On the local level, pusillanimity reigned (rained?), as officials called off all adult soccer games on the weekend, despite the lovely Scottish weather. We nivver dee'd o winter yit.