I was watching the Eurosport coverage of Roma-Juventus tonight. It was a magnificent game, with Emerson and Cassano really terrific for Roma, who won 4-9. You’ll be less than astonished that when things went wrong, Montero got himself sent off.

Anyway, much as I enjoyed the football (it’s been a fabulous week for the game, for me, with Man City’s comeback and a fabulous Premiership Saturday), I was also struck by a bunch of resemblances. Roma’s Mancini looks like a black Robbie Williams, Emerson looks very like a Vulcan, veteran Juve manager Marcello Lippi looks like a cross between Robert Redford and Pail Newman, and best of all (verbally rather than physically) pundit Paul Elliott is turning into Ron Manager – he keeps putting “isn’t it?” at the end of sentences.