http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/sport/football/articles/6616324?source=Evening Well, for all his faults Bates at least was ever the die hard Blue.Wouldn't do any harm at all to have him in the background-so long as he kept his mouth shut! Souness http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/sport/football/articles/6616097?source=Daily For gaffer? Would have to think about that one for a while. I remember him on the pitch as a player though, he'd bust a gut to get to you to break your leg with a tackle. Tough as nails that lad was. Ranieri under threat anyway? http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/sport/football/articles/6616109 At first glance this seems harsh on the man. But, then the new owner asks " well, how exactly did you lose to barbers and milkmen in Europe the past 3 years"