It has been a week of breathtaking cynicism and opportunism seldom exceeded when it comes to exposing so much that is wrong and morally bankrupt about modern-day footballers and a grubby industry where the rich are so obsessed with getting richer it can feel like money is how we must now keep the score.
To read the rest of Daniel Taylor's wonderful article click here.
When it has sufficiently depressed your spirits, watch the following video to renew some hope. This is the theology of Michael Laudrup in 11 minutes. The thought "Andres Iniesta...but better" comes to mind, which is big for me.