Terry Butcher's Champ and Chump of the week

My Champ of the Week: Gareth Bale
Gareth’s progression from being a Premier League chump to becoming one of the best left sided players in the world has lifted everyone. Twenty-four League matches without a win would have knocked anyone’s confidence but his determination and attitude to succeed have to be greatly admired.

My Chump of the Week: Milan Mandaric
To sack a manager within three days of the dreaded vote of confidence should surprise no-one but the dismissal of Paulo Sousa from Leicester City smacks of panic and cowardice. If the club had a so-called “long term strategy” why did Nigel Pearson leave in the summer?

And finally...
The injury crisis at my Inverness Caley Thistle club is so bad that even our coach driver, Neil McKinnon, could not complete the return journey up the A9 last Saturday because of illness. Perhaps managers should have an HGV licence as well as a UEFA Pro Diploma!

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