Like it or loathe it, this is a story that seems to just not want to go away. This is quite possibly as Harry Redknapp is a fan of the idea.
Gallas whatever you may think of him, whatever prejudices you may harbour, is a very good footballer. He has age, experience and undeniably what folk are now fond of calling a ‘winning mentality’.
Tottenham’s aspirations in part anyway may well start to get realised tonight as they play their first leg of their Champions League qualifier. But strength at that level comes in depth and Ledley King isn’t going to be playing, it is suggested, because of the pitch. But it’s the worst kept secret in football he has to rest virtually ever other game.