(Angle can’t get enough of that wonderful Damien Duff)

Newcastle and Charlton Athletic are in the midst of a scoreless draw. Prior to the 2nd half kickoff, the shivering throng assembled at St. James Park were serenaded with….Kurt Angle’s ring entry music.

Wayne Rooney busted out of a personal slump today with a hat trick in Manchester United’s 4-0 demolition of Bolton Wanderers. Better than sex with Grandma, I can only presume. Chelsea, sans the injured Andrei Shevchenko, remained 2nd in the Premiership on goal differential with a 2-0 away win at Sheffield United.

Martin Rowland’s 68th minute penalty spared QPR a defeat to Leicester City, today’s 1-1 draw, as the R’s cling to 19th place in the Championship, just 2 points above the drop zone.

The first round draw for the F.A. Cup has been announced and as tempting as the Torquay United v. Leatherhead tie might be, I’m planning on attending Brentford’s November 11 meeting with Doncaster. 5000 miles might seem an awfully long way to go to spend a cold afternoon at Griffin Park, but after the 2006 World Series, you’d be surprised what passes for entertainment.