It was another week of discussion points in English football and although Liverpool may have earned the Premier League title, there is still plenty to play for and discuss.
As we go into July, transfer speculation continues to get increasingly questioned about the future of players and managers as teams try to figure out the rest of this campaign.
Sportsmail resident columnist and former Reds striker Peter Crouch answered more of your questions that got him thinking the most this week.
Peter Crouch answers your questions as part of a weekly series for this Sports email
A player is contaminated, treated by the physio and then has to go off while the fouler stays on. Can not fouler also goes off?
Jim Ed wards via email
I’m going to hit here a little bit, Jim. You got me thinking about some of the ridiculous rules that are ruining the game. I never understood the one you mention – there’s nothing fair about it.
How can a player and his team be punished effectively for doing something wrong? You’re right – the player who made the mistake must go off. I have yet to hear another reason why the current system is correct.
Harry Kane thought he had equalized Thursday evening for Spurs against Sheffield United
But VAR ruled that Lucas Moura had played handball in build-up, despite making a mistake himself
That statement is stupid, but not as stupid as current handball guidelines. What I saw on Thursday between Sheffield United and Tottenham made me happy for the first time that I am no longer a professional footballer. It has gone beyond a joke.
If I were Harry Kane, I would still be enraged at the goal he hadn’t allowed. Not only did Lucas Moura get contaminated twice in the run-up, he had no idea where the ball was when kicked at him. Kane just picked up the rebound. No Tottenham player had done anything wrong.
I love soccer a lot, but some of the rule changes I’ve seen are pathetic. Players are being punished for things they didn’t even know existed and that is embarrassing.
The current handball rules are stupid and if I were Harry Kane I would still be furious about that goal
I just finished your book, iRobot. what should I read next?
Dynamo Magician via Twitter
Well, Dynamo, it’s great to have you on board. If I can be so modest, I’m not so sure which literary spikes you can scale after working your way through my bestseller.
I’m confident you’ve read my first book, How To Be A Footballer, so I’ll tell you this. I saw Michelle Obama was second in I Robot’s book charts when it came out. Maybe she has a nice story to tell …
Leeds based Paul Madeley is the most versatile player I’ve seen. Which former teammate was similarly customizable?
Jack Cowburn by email
I’m going with another old Leeds boy, Jack – James Milner. Think about what he has done for Leeds, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Manchester City and Liverpool. He played on both wings, operating as a number 10. I have seen him in central midfield and went into both full-back positions.
Being labeled as versatile can do them a disservice – people don’t really appreciate what they bring to a team because they see them as someone who can make a few trades, but they don’t master. With James, however, I can say that he has absolutely mastered his career – just look at his medal collection.
I’ve seen James Milner play full-back and as No10, his longevity in the game is great
We played for England together and you could already see his quality from the first training session. People may think he’s a bit naughty, but I can promise you he’s a good boy, brilliant in the locker room and on the field.
It’s great to see how long he lives. I made my first Premier League appearance in March 2002, he made his Leeds debut in November 2002 – and he’s still doing great. Gareth Barry was another customizable player, but not as customizable as Milner.
Have you collected shirts during your career? which one do you cherish the most?
Steven Ives by email
I have all my old shirts, Steven, like the ones in the Champions League and the FA Cup final; my English shirts and one from every club I played for. As for getting a competitor, it wasn’t really for me.
To be honest, I just didn’t understand the concept of fighting someone and blowing around them at the end of a game to grab their shirt.
I still have all my old shirts – but swapping shirts at the end of the game was never for me
Don’t get me wrong, I have a few sweaters – from Marco Materazzi, Iker Casillas and one that Thierry Henry wore for Arsenal.
My young cousin supports Manchester City and I was asked to give him Sergio Aguero’s shirt. I was ashamed to ask for it, but there was a valid reason for it.
I may regret not collecting them later in my life, but I do have the memories and there are plenty of photos. That’s enough for me.
Is it time for Burnley and Sean Dyche to go their separate ways?
Andy Donnelly by email
It’s time for Burnley to be very careful, Andy. I’ve been in that dressing room and know exactly what Sean did to get the club where they are now. They are comfortable in the Premier League every year – it’s not a matter of course.
I’ll make a comparison with Stoke. We were under the spell that we were consistently ninth in the table. We worked hard, we knew our strengths and capabilities and we were successful. Then people came up with the idea to go in a different direction. They were looking for something more.
Players who do not fit the model were brought in, the atmosphere that had served us so well started to disappear and now, two years later, Stoke is fighting to stay in the championship because the fall has gone so fast. You don’t think it will, but after a few bad decisions you will.
Burnley has to be careful not to lose Sean Dyche – he has worked wonders at Turf Moor
The only thing that Burnley could improve life under this manager is to win a cup. Their current position in the table is as good as it gets and I honestly don’t believe Jurgen Klopp would get the club higher if he were in charge of that squad.
I don’t know about the financial situation, but I am concerned about contract problems with good players in the squad such as Joe Hart, Jeff Hendrick and Aaron Lennon. You cannot replace experience with children and if you want to gain experience, it costs a lot of money.
Burnley has something good with Sean Dyche – they don’t want to let it go.
Do you regret having your eyebrow pierced?
Sandra Roland by email
No, Sandra, not me. It was all a bit of fun for my television show. I thought it was going to be painful but I have to say Abbey did a great job with the piercing. However, I can confirm that it was only a temporary measure.
My initial intention was to make the piercing smile a bit for a week, then I realized I was working for BT on the Brighton v Arsenal match – and what would it look like if I had to give serious criticism with a ring in my eye? So that was the end. The scar heals well.
How important is it for Arsenal to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?
Steve Russell via Twitter
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal’s only world-class player, they can’t afford to lose him
I’ll be honest, Steve —Aubameyang is Arsenal’s only world-class player. He guarantees 20 goals per season and when he hits the market the line will be a mile long. He could play for everyone: Barcelona, Manchester City, Real Madrid or Liverpool. It is that good.
I’m sure there have been times this season when asked why he’s staying in London – the reason for staying has hardly been strong, has it? But they have to move heaven and earth to make sure it stays. It is a battle that Arsenal cannot miss.
Stay safe and sound until next time.