It’s Hot or Not time again as Sportsmail’s Riath Al-Samarrai reveals what’s been making him feel warm and what’s been leaving him cold this week.
Not a great career and yet no one has fired a more telling broadside than the one he launched at Samir Nasri this week. Referring to a row with his former Arsenal team-mate, he said: ‘He told me he could buy me… Even if he gives me five billion dollars, I will still not like him.’ A tale that says plenty about both men.
Emmanuel Frimpong fired a telling broadside about his former Arsenal team-mate Samir Nasri
At 57 he finally won a world title at the Crucible. Granted, a senior title against Darren Morgan but, frankly, after what Stephen Hendry did to him all those times there it was a miracle he didn’t drop to the floor in a heap at the sight of the building.
Or whoever had the casting vote on Steve Smith sitting out the third Test. There are few in any sport as important as Smith is to the Australians but there are few issues that need a spotlight like concussion does.
Cricket Australia were right to leave Steve Smith out after he suffered blow to the head
You’re a striker. You scored your last penalty. The other guy, the bigger ego, has missed more than any other player in the league in the past year. Take responsibility and take the penalty. Saving that, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could just make a decision.
Marcus Rashford is a striker and should have taken the penalty off of Paul Pogba at Wolves
Their season-ending Tour Championship and play-off series has often felt awkward in its attempts to compensate for lesser status by offering an astronomical prize fund. It has never looked cheaper than this year, when for reasons too weird to explain, the man with the lowest score at East Lake on Sunday might not win the $15m.
Time will tell how he emerges from his missed doping tests, which were revealed by Sportsmail. It will fall on him to make a convincing case for his defence but whatever way it goes he might find public opinion of him is never the same again.
Young 100m sprinter Christian Coleman faces a ban after allegedly missing three drugs test