AFTER their heartbreak in the Euro 2020 final, England’s stars headed on holiday with a new accessory — a minder.
Players were aware of the problems Harry Maguire found himself in when arrested in Mykonos last year.
So a large number went away with security, who spent their evenings sat at the back of restaurants and bars sipping soft drinks and keeping an eye on things.
You might think this is extreme.
But when you consider the value of these players — and the potential for disaster — employing bodyguards is not a bad shout.
The clubs did not come up with the idea but were certainly not disapproving.
And it is a sign of things to come.
NORWICH co-owner Delia Smith staged a pre-season bash for fans appropriately called a Let’s Be Havin’ You Celebration Dinner.
The belated event marked their promotion back to the Premier League.
It is 17 seasons since Delia’s infamous televised plea.
The TV cook, 80, has always denied she was drunk but still enjoys a glass of wine before games.
And all 600 supporters at the event were offered a free glass of wine or beer.
Richer owners could learn a thing or two from her and husband Michael Wynn-Jones.
PAUL MULLIN made a rather curious summer move.
League Two player of the year with 32 goals, Mullin, 26, helped Cambridge to promotion after arriving from Tranmere.
But he turned down a new deal at the League One new-boys — and moved to Wrexham in the National League.
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He earned £1,000 a week at Cambridge but will now bank over £3,000 a week plus bonuses in Wales.
Yet a good season in League One could have sealed even bigger wages next season.
Maybe he didn’t have the belief he could be even better than last term.
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