Bum pinching this week, a surge up the table next.
Having failed to form his favoured siege mentality at the Bernabeu, it looks like Jose Mourinho is selflessly engaging in a Colonel Kurtz-style stand off with his squad to improve morale. It’s no secret that Cristiano Ronaldo has been “sad” for a long time, but the poor boy no longer has to deal with his dissatisfaction alone – Mou’s decisions to drop Sergio Ramos and Iker Casillas from the Real Madrid first team prompting unprecedented scenes of surreptitious mutiny and pouting.
The upshot? Everyone is annoyed with Mourinho, a situation that is currently manifesting itself through manlove, but will invariably end up being twisted for his own nefarious ends. He’s like that.