BLAISE TAPP: Thought Police will have a field day with our minds
It is not an over-exaggeration to say the past week or so has been full of shocks. First we had the deaths of two 1980s' sporting heroes – Ray Wilkins, the England midfielder who made an untucked shirt the playground fashion of that decade and Eric Bristow, he of five world darts championships and 12 pints a night fame.
BLAISE TAPP: Is there a duller week in the year than this one?
The Christmas and new year break is fast becoming a distant memory, with the only reminder being the nearly empty box of Celebrations - if your house is anything like ours, there will be half a dozen tiny Bounty bars rattling around the bottom.