I have just been watching Gianfranco Zola’s press conference on Sky Sports News. He bore the demeanour of a shellshocked man. I can’t give you any direct quotes, but it is quite clear that although he went through the motions of saying he wants to keep Bellamy, he knows that Bellamy is off. He said something like: “If a player wants to go, what can you do.”
He also said he was very pleased Boa Morte was staying and that he was very enthusiastic and had played very well each time he had appeared for the team. Ahem.