Lynsey Hooper rejoins Kait Borsay and Mina Rzouki for this week’s The Offside Rule (We Get It!), brought to you by Continental Tyres. Rio Ferdinand has launched a stinging attack on the quality of English football, as England’s 4th place in the Champions League could be lost – but are we really that bad?
There have been some standout teams this season, so we give them an end-of-term report card in time for the Christmas break. Diego Costa seems to have had a strop after being an unused sub at the weekend, throwing his bib at manager Mourinho; this got us thinking about some of the best bust-ups in football – who said their former manager was a coward, and why were there fisticuffs at Fiorentina? Here at The Offside Rule, we’re big fans of WhatsApp, and we’re not the only ones – Luis Suarez uses it to pick up an injured Leo Messi from training, and to motivate his teammates! We have a stab at some of the WhatsApp groups around including footballers – there’s teasing, moaning and moral support groups!