I live and work in the North East of England.
I spend quite a bit of time in the company of football people of all types and all ages.
Every now and again a football rumour gains traction and becomes something that one can no longer ignore or discount too easily.
Although I am not going to be banging on any bookmaker's door come 9 a.m. to put my mortgage on this happening, I would give it a better than fifty percent chance of being correct.
Sometimes, as the saying goes, a change is as good as a rest.