Sports talk, central bank style

Mervyn King is a well known supporter of English premier league football team Aston Villa. But the Bank of England Governor doesn't confine his support to the stadium. Last weeks Inflation Report presentation continued King's regular habit of making references to soccer in his answers to journalists' questions.

Presenting the Inflation Report last week, he was asked whether the July interest rate cut was a mistake. His response? "The commentators should discuss the match, not the players thems