Spong reports: "Portsmouth FC's manager, Harry Redknapp, has blamed England's current ineptitude at The Beautiful Game on the Xbox."
"In his column for (wait for it!) The Sun, Redknapp moans, "It may sound old and corny but when I was growing up, working class lads like me in the East End lived and breathed football. Now I rarely see a kickabout in the park. All I see are the dazzling lights of bedroom windows from the glare of TVs and computers. It seems football cannot compete with an Xbox."
"We're sure he means games machines in general, and not just the Xbox. Or the 360, at the very least."