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I want him to be here right now and well work hard to get that accomplished," Loomis said Friday while attending an event at the Saints Hall of Fame. Mark Ingram Jersey . You can watch the game live on TSN Canadiens at 7:30pm et/8:30pm at and listen in on TSN Radio 990 at TSN.ca/Montreal. Montreal acquired Geoffrion from the Nashville Predators last week in a trade for veteran defenceman Hal Gill.LONDON - Exactly four months from the opening match for EURO 2012 and theres only three friendly matches to prepare the squad before a Wayne Rooney-less England open their campaign against the 2000 European Champions as the English national team is rudderless. And drifting.   Bereft of a skipper since news was delivered last Friday Kim Jong-Il styleby the FA Chairman David Bernstein much has happened in the 24 hours that HMS Team England washed up on the shoreline in London yesterday without their Harbor Master.   Charged with the re-launch with cases of 1966 Vintage Champagne at the ready is a four-man panel where three of their number are football laypeople. They comprise FA Chairman David Bernstein, Club England Managing Director Adrian Bevington, FA General Secretary Alex Horne and the only chap to kick a football at the competitive professional level, arise Sir Trevor Brooking.   Earlier Thursday at FA HQ in London they met their judge and jury AKA Fleet Streets finest to explain yesterdays shocker of a resignation of their £6 million a year man Don Fabio. The panel explained in graphic detail - or should I say Bernstein, Bevington and Horne did - their pathway towards the appointing of the next permanent manager of England.   Watching in to the 30-minute press conference it was clearly evident that not only did Brooking have a non speaking role, not one question was asked of him by any journalist congregated in the standing room only media conference room. More apparent was Brookings body language when the camera panned out wide. It clearly showed a man at a safe harbour distance to his fellow panel members as they huddled around the top table.   At one point it became so exaggerated it appeared they were readying a chair for Stuart Pearce who will take charge for the Holland friendly on Feb. 29. The life cycle of an England manager lately is less than the gaps between leap years.   As Englands three wise men continue to be fed questions throughout the entirety of the press conference not one of them gave thought, a hoot to include Brooking in the discussion. Conversely, they did pal up to each other and exchange co-views when the occasion warranted itself.   What all this means for a national team will only become apparent once that permanent manager has been installed.   Club Englands MD Adrian Bevingtons opening statement that they would take the long term approach specifically mentioning all the major tournaments right up to and including Russia 2018 could be construed as ruling out the soon to celebrate a pensionable age, Harry Redknapp. Bevingtons boss Bernstein underlining and reinforcing that possibility when he specifically mentioned that there were no guarantees the next manager will be English.   As for Redknapp himself, the jury certainly and rightfully believed him during his criminal case but not sure any Englishman believes his porkie pies when he told the media camped outside his family home this morning, “Ive not even thought about it.”   We werent short on comments from right across English football from those willing to elocute their thoughts on Redknapp including Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand. Lunatics and Asylum anyone? Or comments from Barclays Premier League managers past and present think. Chelsea manager Andre Villa-Boas stating, "Capellos resignation surprised me, will be tough for FA to find somebody with a comparable CV” Herein lies the problem. Has the appointing of one of the most sought out and highly salaried positions in all of world football degenerated into a singular leaf or two of high standard paper? How many times have we heard the phrase the beautiful game isnt played on paper but on the pitch. The appointment of any national team manager cant be exclusively made based on previous work experiences in a football club environment. At the national level the talent arrives already assembled.   Worse still has been the guttter sniping from those long gone from the game.Jason Pierre-Paul Jersey. What did ex-England International Tony Cottee hope to achieve when muttering these 11 words - “I dont want a foreign manager. Im sick of foreign managers.”   Granted Harry Redknapp is the obvious emotional choice to be installed as the next permanent manager but as in most decisions made with emotive reasoning uppermost invariably this type of strategy leads to tears.   For all the heart tugging that leads to Redknapp in all his years as a manager that dates back to 1983 his only significant trophy is an FA Cup with Portsmouth in 2008. A players manager no doubt who knows full well the mentality and chemical make up of the English player.   For the FA that tags itself, “A World Class Organization with a Winning Mentality” they will have to stem an overwhelming public opinion and pundit tide flow that from which ever vantage point they look out from it keeps on washing up the name of Harry Redknapp. Even the astute London bookies have installed their favourite son as firm odds on favourite to land the job.   Backed into a corner and with the EURO 2012 egg timer in overdrive, dont be shocked to see the FA as ways to buy time adopt the wait and see approach and duly appoint Redknapp through EURO 2012.   To steer the ship through a period of calmer waters and with Spain reigning supreme across world football a modern day football equivalent of Sir Walter Raleigh they must find. The FAs search officially kicks off manana.   WONDER HOW MUCH THE PLATINUM PACKAGES ARE? - Some 24 hours ahead of last Sundays sold out Chelsea vs. Manchester United encounter, I was looking over Chelseas website and was drawn to the corporate hospitality link. On opening I saw there was Silver Matchday packages on offer. My curiosity was further peaked. Although not providing specifics if what would be on offer in the Peter Bonetti Suite each ticket was priced at £834 [$1,350]. Sold as a pair it worked out at $2,700. Wait theres more. There was an applicable $5 service fee. Whats that for? A roll of toilet paper for when El Nino finally scores?   HANDSHAKES ALL ROUND - So following Mondays Anfleld stalemate Liverpool manager Kenny let it be known as it was Luis Suarez first match in a Liverpool shirt since serving his eight-match ban King Kenny let it be known Suarez should never have been banned. He quickly followed that up yesterday with the announcement that the Luis 1 would shake hands with Patrice Evra during the pre match ceremonies before the crucial breakfast time encounter at Old Trafford between the most decorated and fiercest rivals in English football. There goes me thinking it should be the victim Evra offering his hand as ways to forgive Suarez for the racial abuse he suffered during last Octobers reverse fixture at Anfield. (Manchester United vs. Liverpool - live on TSN2 Saturday 7am et / 4am pt). ABRAMOVICH TRAINING AND TRAILING AV-B - With Chelseas season narrowed down to a one from three chance for a Champions League place next season and a dearly wished and if all be it fortunate run through this seasons knock out phase the usually completely absent Roman Abramovich from the $35M training complex he constructed in Cobham, a Bentley encrusted stockbroker belt community 30 miles SW of London, has been turned on its heels as the Russian oligarch ahs now watched [eumphemism for overseen] the senior teams training four of these last five days. This coming on top of yesterdays news in the clubs financial statement that they had paid out over $100 million in compensation relating to the firing of Ancelotti and the hiring of Villas-Boas. Dont look now Andre but with the wind chill still very much apparent in the London air and more snow expected leading into Chelseas difficult match at Everton on Saturday Roman was seen on the training field this morning sporting a Chelsea Ski Jacket thats synonymous with the Champions League. ' ' '