If you report on player transfers before they’ve been confirmed, you’re starting out on a slippery slope. Next thing you know, you’ve got a section of your website called ‘transfer gossip’ which wastes people’s time telling them about things which won’t happen.
We’re not sure exactly where we’re up to with Jos Buttler’s move to Lancashire. They’ve been talking about it for weeks. We thought it had been confirmed yesterday, but then the article in question began: “Lancashire will confirm on Monday…”
Confirmation that there will be confirmation. Is that n0t confirmation in itself? Probably not. Confirmation isn’t what it used to be.
The most important development is that in writing the title for this post, we seem to have settled on calling the man at the centre of things ‘The Buttler’.