The Late Lunge: Glazers wheeling and dealing and English player doesn't feel Welsh enough for Wales
The Glazers decide to buy back their training kit sponsorship while Ben Turner rejects Wales because they are shi*…we mean because he doesn’t feel Welsh. Our bad.
By Declan Whooley
Glazers buy back training kit sponsorship rights
The Glazer family continue to wheel-and-deal as they announced the decision to buy back the sponsorship rights to their training kit.
DHL paid ₤40 million for the privilege in 2010 but the Americans feel better revenues could be sourced elsewhere. The news follows on from the recent news that General Motors are to pay a world record figure to succeed AON as the shirt sponsor in two years, believed to be in the region of ₤500 million.
Maybe, just maybe, Fergie will then be able to splash out on a midfielder. Maybe Giggs and Scholes could be part of the first team for another two years.
Turner rejects Wales as he doesn’t want to ‘kid anyone’
Cardiff City defender Ben Turner has revealed that he has rejected the opportunity to play international football with Wales because he did not want to pretend he was a Welshman.
Many players jump at the opportunity to play international football regardless of their country of birth, as we know only too well in this country. However the English born defender, who was capped at U-19 level, says he would not have a clear conscience if he donned the red jersey.
“I'm English and that's how it is,” he told BBC Sport. While he says he was flattered by Chris Coleman’s interest, he says he would not feel comfortable claiming to be Welsh despite qualification through his grand-mother.
“I couldn't justify it for me and clear my own conscience,” he added.
That and possibly the fact that Wales were making Ireland look like Brazil before they beat Scotland last time out. Prior to that they had lost five games on the bounce and scored just once.
Tough decision Ben?