The FA's Suarez stance causes concern for England at Euros
You win some, you lose some.
The FA, who sat back quietly and were praised for their cool reaction as Liverpool dug themselves into a hole over Luis Suarez's racism, are not feeling quite so content.
Not with the England captain on schedule to go to the European Championships with a court case hanging over him.
Plenty to ponder: England's captain will have a court case hanging over him when he travels to the Euros later this year
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Terry denies racially abusing Anton Ferdinand and will not have his case heard until July.
The FA have to afford him the presumption of innocence but after that, their lives get complicated.
Rio Ferdinand, Anton's brother and another potential England squad member, does not hold the same view of Terry and may not even shake his hand if they face each other for Manchester United and Chelsea on Sunday.
So, the country is heading for another major tournament with another major headache about captain Terry and his relationships with the rest of the squad.
It does not matter whether the doubts about Terry have a fair foundation or not when it comes to unity of a playing squad.
The FA can do little about it and have to leave manager Fabio Capello, who has twice made Terry his skipper, to sort out the mess at tournament time.
Spurs model of commonsense restraint
At the end of the transfer window, when all those freezing cold Sky Sports News reporters were finally allowed to go home, it felt like a new era had been entered in the Premier League.
Not one that would take television presenters closer to combustion but one that reflected the climate outside the game, and there was no better example than at Spurs.
Gambling was out, conservatism back in for this notoriously difficult transfer window. Previous extravagance curtailed, lessons learnt.
Restraint: Tottenham made sensible decisions in the transfer window
At Tottenham, Roman Pavlyuchenko, an expensive, last minute signing from August 2008 who has never properly settled, was sold. In his place came the cut price Louis Saha from Everton.
Saha's signing has been questioned because of his terrible injury record but he fits the bill style-wise and is more than capable of warming the bench.
Harry Redknapp wanted a striker who could play centrally on his own and has found one as a back-up to his myriad of other attacking options.
Pavlyuchenko, signed in the same season that Robbie Keane was a late and expensive re-signing, was not the only outgoing player though.
A total of 13 left the club on loan in January, three of them senior players and all but one of the others with first team experience.
Given Spurs' position in the table, seven points above fourth-placed Chelsea, it makes sense. A return to the Champions League is theirs to throw away now.
Exit: Keane and Pavlyuchenko departed Spurs
Harry Redknapp has a bloated squad that needs trimming, too, so even if the January solutions were all short-term, they were worth taking.
Tottenham, then, were symbolic of a general purse-tightening as Premier League spending came in at around 30million below the January window average of 92m.
It is 165m down on the same extraordinary period last year but that does not mean some clubs were not busy signing significant deals.
QPR have new owners and are desperate to stay up, and it showed as they changed managers recently and were among the bigger spenders.
Chelsea, too, got involved, but their transactions were a far cry from last year after they got their fingers burned with Fernando Torres.
When Newcastle's 10m signing of Papiss Cisse is seen as a big deal in the January business then it is clear the market- like the economy – is squeezed.
Jack hammer blow for Gunners
Desperate news about Jack Wilshere.
His potential return to the Arsenal team was the brightest light on the horizon for Arsene Wenger and it is hard not to fear things will be that bit darker this season now if, as the latest news suggests, he will be sidelined until the summer with an ankle injury.
Questions over the number of games he has played in his young career already and the rush to get him back will have to be asked.
Sidelined: Wilshere will sit out the remainder of the season
Goal-line technology in sight, is it
FIFA, who have been asked to rule on and discuss goal-line technology for well over a decade, say they will make a definitive decision in July this year. Don't hold your breath.
Did you know
The performances of Shaun Wright-Phillips for QPR this season were suggested as a factor in Neil Warnock's sacking by the club.
The winger was seen as a poor signing and he has now reached 48 shots this term in the Premier League without scoring.
Let's hope Djibril Cisse, who scored just 13 goals in 49 league appearances for Liverpool, does a little better for Mark Hughes.
The Wright stuff The QPR winger is yet to make an impact at Loftus Road