Date: 25th July 2010 at 4:32pm
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Silly season is back in the media as the usual sources try and suggest a rift between Martin O’Neill and Randy Lerner.

And over what, yes the sale of Ashley Young behind the managers back.

Not going to happen really is it, and in some ways it’s daft to even mention the story and give it any more credence but given the story is backed by the most impressive source ever, and it’s been a while since Tomato had his name in the papers, I’ll give him his 15 seconds of fame.

From the truth outlet that gave us such gems as Cisneros and the never ending plane journey, The Mirror, have an article stating that O’Neill would consider his future at the club if Ashley Young was sold behind his back.

The impeccable truth comes from our old friend Tomato ‘source close to O’Neill’ who said whilst being deviantly entered by some chips:

‘Young is priceless to Martin and if there was any attempt to enter into negotiations over his sale behind his back he would feel completely undermined and put in an untenable situation at the club.’

The tasty covering added that the James Milner situation was completely different because he ‘intimated’ he wanted to leave and has no intention of signing a new contract at the club.

These are claims Milner disputes.

It’s just a non article in every way really, especially given the level of control O’Neill assumes within the club but given no doubt Randy has told Monny to offload the players who simply are taking a wage on the bench and never play we’ll have to get used to more ‘we are broke’ stories along with ‘falling out’ stories by the tabloids.

Especially those that state the obvious (how many managers wouldn’t quit if the Chairman by default started picking the team these days?) and then infer something completely different by association.

News just in…

O’Neill to consider future if Randy sold the club says source close to Mavis the tea lady.

O’Neill to consider future if he suffers health problems says source close to caretaker at O’Neill’s local surgery.

O’Neill to consider future if 75% of the squad are injured for the whole season and we get relegated says source close to the third cousin of a brothers sister’s best friend at Primary school.

ps I made those up, this journalism lark is easy.

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