The Independent’s Ian Herbert reported earlier today that Tom Hicks’ claim of “we should be winning things” might’ve been somewhat prompted by rising steel prices pushing the costs of Anfield redevelopment from £100m to £400m. So with that invoice in mind, the Rangers doofus owner must be somewhat mollified by Liverpool’s 8-0 demolition of Besiktas earlier tonight, a result that preserves the former’s chances of advancing to the Champions League’s field of 16.

The evening’s highlight reel / gore fest over here is somewhat dominated by Benfica’s Gilles Binya making an earnest attempt at amputating the right leg of Celtic’s Scott Brown.  Binya was just trying to play the ball…much the way Todd Bertuzzi confused Scott Moore’s head with a pinata.

QPR’s 6 match unbeaten run came to a halt with a 2-1 home defeat to Coventry City, as observed by your truly. Mike Gundy would like to have a word with Luigi De Canio about surrendering a late lead at home.