OI VEY, REF!
The inside track from the terraces
Prior to Tuesday night’s Champions League semi-final first leg, Liverpool midfielder Yossi Benayoun showed his support for much-maligned countryman Avram Grant. “He was my boss for six years. I worked with him in the national team and I want him to succeed. The facts are Chelsea are in the semi-finals and are still fighting for the title so I don’t think anyone can say anything bad about him.” How sweet!
Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein reminded Chelsea fans how they are indebted to the millions of owner Roman Abramovich. “Chelsea had won nothing (in the league) for 50 years. All of a sudden, Abramovich lands his spaceship in south-west London and they win two championships. That’s his job satisfaction.”
Controversial Chelsea defender Tal Ben Haim could be on the verge of ending his Chelsea blues by sealing a summer move to Tottenham. Juande Ramos believes he has landed his man. Ben Haim, 26, has made just 17 starts for Chelsea since joining the club from Bolton on a free transfer at the end of last season and has been a frustrated onlooker in recent weeks. If you have any news on your team, email: firstname.lastname@example.org