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.