Crerand released his autobiography.
THE GREAT Paddy Crerand released his autobiography last week. It's a fine book and they got the title right, too. It's called Never Turn the Other Cheek.
Crerand, who graced the brilliant Manchester United team that won the 1968 European Cup and was one of football's hard men, is someone I have always admired even though we've had plenty of differences. He recalled a long-running disagreement we had over Rio Ferdinand's punishment for missing a drugs test which included him giving me a dressing down in the press room at White Hart Lane.
"The place went deadly quiet and Oliver didn't say a word," Paddy wrote. I don't remember it quite like that but he got the basic idea right. He might be approaching 70 but I still wouldn't mess with him.