Just in case you were warming to everyone’s favourite new pundit, here’s an extract from his Daily Mirror column:

I’ve said much the same thing to other players and it’s been forgotten by the handshake at the end of the match.

Although once I did go too far.

Leicester were in a shoot-out against Fulham and Geoff Horsfield, who I’d found out was a builder, was stepping up to take his kick.

So I said, “after you miss this, any chance of you doing me a patio?”

He didn’t see the funny side, but I did… until I joined Birmingham and found out The Horse, who’d they’d signed earlier, wanted to kill me.

That League Cup quarter-final will stay with me for a long time. Fulham were 2-0 up and cruising with ten minutes to go when Paul Bracewell decided to replace Paul Peschisolido with Rufus Brevett. Leicester grabbed two goals to take it into extra-time. The Whites couldn’t hold onto a lead Chris Coleman gave them in the extra 30 minutes and eventually lost 3-0 on penalties, with Coleman and Horsfield both missing. Remembering that makes me marvel at the fact that we scored three spot-kicks last night.