Big stuff first, England's probable second choice left back, who might have got a go at the World Cup if England's first choice wasn't fit and nobody else was picked ahead of him, has decided he doesn't want to spend 6 weeks in a hotel with John Terry. Which seems a reasonable decision regardless of context.
In less important news Fulham progress in the Europa with an impressive draw at Shakthar, Mascherano scores a blooter in a 3-1 away win for Liverpool at Unirea and Everton go out with a 3-0 defeat in Lisbon featuring the greatest piece of accidental skill ever in the build up to the third goal.
Pompey to go into administration today. Sad times for their fans, but if they can survive it and start with a clean slate next year, rather than handing control to anyone who can pay the bills for a few weeks, then maybe it will be for the best.