Everton's win on Monday night came as no great surprise to me. No, I'm no better judge of the game than you, it was fairly obvious. David Moyes has added 2 or 3 players to a side that finished last season like a train. He does it every year, and is one of the reasons why Bill Kenwright gets more bang for his buck out of Moyes than any other Premier League chairman.
Tim Cahill leaving Everton is not a tragedy; but it is the end of an era. He might not be your Dad's or your Uncle's hero, but he might just be your son's, your little brother's or even yours...
I've been to Wembley Stadium twice in the last six weeks, for the FA Cup Semi-Final and the Championship Play-Off Final. On both occasions I was disappointed but not surprised at the terrible organisation in the area and the treatment of football fans.
I firmly believe perspective is needed with Balotelli. Yes, he's a hugely volatile and temperamental individual, someone who is just as likely to score the winning goal as he is to celebrate it by attacking the opposition manager, but he deserves far more respect than he currently receives.
When Liverpool face off against Everton in this weekend's FA Cup Semi-Final, it will be the reds' second trip to the national stadium this year, February's Carling Cup success being their first time at the 'New Wembley', which is now over half a decade old.
There will be beeping alarm clocks aplenty in the city of Liverpool early on Saturday morning. Thousands of fans will rub their eyes and see their replica shirts and lucky underwear laid out in anticipation of a trip to Wembley.
The second season of the Women's Super League (WSL) kicked off on Sunday with expectations high after a successful inaugural year. In 2011, riding a post-World Cup wave of popularity, attendances at matches shot up and viewing figures on ESPN were on a par with the men's Scottish Premier League.
The growth in live broadcasting of British football has brought increased financial rewards for the elite clubs, but has also resulted in a host of ridiculous kick-off times that have left match-going fans in the lurch.
None of us wanted him to go. Gary Speed brightened many lives. But in death, after the shock, the mourning and the tributes, may he continue to do so.
Fairly confusing, this rebel business. In one place, you're the darling of the free world. In another, you're feral scum, symbolising everything that's wrong with British youth. One man's rebel is another man's pain in the arse. Murky waters indeed.