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Tucked away in Teamtalk’s paper round-up is this snippet about Antti Niemi:

Goalkeeper Antti Niemi has been axed by Portsmouth after earning £14,000 a week for playing in two reserve games and sitting on the bench for one Premier League match.

I notice the paper doesn’t mention what a consumate professional Niemi is and the fact that he only came out of retirement to be a back-up goalkeeper at a time when Portsmouth were struggling to find cover for David James. Niemi, with an impressive career behind him, simply doesn’t deserve a Sun smear.