This week has seen another professional footballer hitting the headlines following some drunken escapades on a night out.

This time the player in question is Ledley King, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur but in the recent past we have seen similar stuff from players on the books of various clubs.

Of course, it often seems to be players of London clubs making most of the news but then again most of the paparazzi frequent the capital’s hotspots so I guess that shouldn’t be much of a surprise.

Last night I watched a little TV, not too much as I was busy with something else, but even in the short time I was actually looking at the screen I saw adverts for everything from cars to feminine hygiene products yet today I have bought absolutely nothing.

I can’t think of a single time where an advert has made me want to buy  a product I didn’t already want or need anyway.  There have been occasions when I would have perhaps seen an advert for something, such as deodorant for example, where I would normally buy one brand but instead bought this other brand because of the advert I’d seen for it - but I was going to buy deodorant of one kind or another so what the advert succeeded in doing was to lure me over from another manufacturer.