... of Mark E Smiths new autobiography, 'Renegade':
'I sensed it long before it happened.
They reminded me of the recent England team: the Beckham generation; that lot that fucked up so spectacularly in 2006 because they couldn't do what they were paid to do; because they couldn't spend time away from their birds; that lot who couldn't stop crying.
Lads with no guts, I can't stand them...'
Brilliant stuff. I hope it stays like that through the book.
We're off to the launch party for this book next week up in north London somewhere. Should be interesting if the man himself turns up...
(I can just hear him muttering, 'fookin' freeloaders...')