What Payet's shenanigans have ultimately done is avert critical eyes away from the team's performances on the pitch, not to mention ease fears about Bilic's future. With no so called star player, there will inevitably be less media attention around the squad and the need to appease Payet with positive results will also be absent.
Ten months ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, where rugby sevens made its Games debut last August, only a fool would have placed a wager against New Zealand triumphing in the women's competition.
2017. Formula 1 enters its 68th season. Formula E enters the middle of its 3rd.
If travel restrictions occur, our European counterparts will likely encounter the same difficulties when trying to catch games on British soil. We could begin to see stadiums, even pitches, bare, which could have real knock-on effects for the game as a whole.
Having worked at Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Clement's a world class coach and will no doubt be drilling his players on the training ground this week. If only everyone wasn't so submissive to this 'bad luck' myth, we might actually see better quality.
About three weeks ago, the name of English football referee Mike Dean was splashed across the back pages of the papers. He had made two contentious decisions in two televised games resulting in the scorn of the pundits being poured upon him. He is, apparently, arrogant and attention seeking. He also apparently wants to be a celebrity.
I'm proud of what we achieved and hope the message of the Liberté Cup continues to resonate around the world to show how football can truly unite the human race as a great force for good.
Many disabled groups, fans and the EHRC themselves are fast running out of patience, and Lord Holmes, the disabilities commissioner at the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, has threatened the Premier League and its clubs with legal action under anti-discrimination legislation if they don't comply with minimum standards, and the Culture media and sports committee says it would support this action.
The attendance on Saturday of 4255 was Crawley's biggest since the 2014/15 season and is simple proof that when the people at the top of organisations, take a step back from the corporate world and occasionally adopt some common sense, you get a response from people - that response being an increase of fans turning up at the turnstiles.
It's not just the Premier League where this is an issue. Only 10% of shopping centres have a Changing Places toilet, only 13% if motorway service stations have one, and a pitiful 0.004% of train stations have one. So what are we doing about it?