FOR most, the Principality of Monaco is synonymous with Formula One, royal families (now including a South African swimmer), luxury yachts and, as, I discovered this past week, average property prices of R400 000 per square metre.
TERRANCE Millard knows a bit about the ponies. In a 40-year career, the trainer had 117 Group 1 winners - including six Durban Julys and six Mets. So when he says, "The best horse I ever handled was .", you prick up your ears.
The red card shown to Jose Mourinho during Real Madrid's loss in the Copa del Rey final against bitter rivals Atletico Madrid perfectly encapsulates what the Portuguese brings to every club he manages.
I HATE to tell you I told you so, but that it all went belly-up at the Wanderers this week shouldn't have surprised anyone. Gauteng is so riven with cliques, communities and dark fraternities that they make the phrase "hidden agenda" sound like a form of good governance.
BOK coach Heyneke Meyer couldn't contain his excitement when his squad was given a clean bill of health this week. The coach waxed lyrical about the players' disposition and their conditioning and even suggested he had not had the luxury of presiding over players so primed in 20 years of coaching. As it turned out, the only member in the Bok camp who required medical attention was media manager De Jongh Borchardt. He apparently slipped in the team hotel.
BENNI McCarthy's end-of-season heroics for Orlando Pirates at Moses Mabhida Stadium could turn out to be a mixed blessing. With two superb goals like that, especially that delicious 90th-minute free kick, is anyone going to be able to stop the glib one from talking now? We say: Talk, Benni, talk. Talk all you want. You deserve it and South African football is all the better for it.