When Louis van Gaal finally left Bayern Munich in April 2011, Uli Hoeness, then the club’s general manager, summed up the rift that developed between the club’s hierarchy and its single-minded Dutch coach. “It all started,” he said, “with that shit about the goalkeepers”.
The number of drones operating in British airspace has soared, with defence contractors, surveillance specialists, police forces and infrastructure firms among more than 300 companies and public bodies with permission to operate the controversial unmanned aircraft.
The fiercest debates happen in pubs, don’t they? Tongues loosened by too many lagers, we’re much more likely to ram our opinions down the throats of friends, who may glance at each other and raise an eyebrow as they think: bloody hell, she’s at it again. I’ve actually been told by close friends to not bring up certain topics in certain environments, for fear one Sambuca shot too many will send me spiralling into a squabble so ferocious I’ll end the night walking home alone, wondering what went wrong. (It’s happened, I’m ashamed to say).
While Andy Murray wouldn’t take back sharing which side of the debate he was backing hours before Scottish Independence polls opened for voting, the Team GB tennis champion has admitted that it isn’t the type of overshare he’ll be making again soon.
Dave Lee Travis portrayed himself as “a big, hairy cuddly bear” throughout his trials yet the former BBC Breakfast Show DJ now faces up to 10 years in prison after being convicted of indecently assaulting a female researcher on the Mrs Merton Show in the 1990s.