Football: That was the weekend that was: Missing... making it... and mistaken


OUT OF action for almost a year after suffering a cracked cheekbone, Scales made a Tottenham comeback in October but disappeared from view again the following month. Now confined to reserve team games, the 32- year-old former Wimbledon and Liverpool centre-half, signed for pounds 2.7m by Gerry Francis, looks certain to be on his way in the summer.

Jamie Cureton

Bristol Rovers

A TEENAGE prodigy at Norwich, where he was barely 18 when he made his Premiership debut, Cureton lost his way at Carrow Road and his move to the West Country cost Rovers a mere pounds 250,000. Enjoying a renaissance now and, after landing the Second Division's "Golden Boot" with 25 goals, could yet return to the top flight.

If Manchester United think they have the monopoly on football celebrity, they should look at the Bayern Munich line-up. It appears Germany's European Cup candidates have signed Charlie Sheen to play full- back ...