A Lord Triesman Three-Way

Lord Triesman’s fall is a hit job by the English Premier League, says Mark at Two Hundred Percent, an “avaricious, megalomaniac, narcissistic bully boy run by a gumptionless, superannuated clerk.” No, Lord Triesman “was an accident waiting to happen because he always thought he was the smartest guy in the room,” argues Martin Samuel. “His vanity, poor judgment and a two-bob bit of fluff conspired against him more successfully than Richard Scudamore ever could.” But wait: Lord Triesman is just an index of “the great failure of English football,” sniffs James Lawton — “its inability to create a culture of leadership from within.” Confound it, men — which is it?

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