Just 24 hours later it appears that checklist might have to be altered significantly to include possibly the biggest consequence of all, a change to the very fabric of English football.
It is reported on Tuesday morning that a collection of black players are considering leaving the Professional Footballers' Association in order to set up an alternative organisation which, according to the Telegraph, "has a working name of The Federation of Black Players."
The world's oldest professional sports union, founded in 1907, now appears in some danger of a fundamental change. No one knows with any certainty what the consequences of such a move would be, but current PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor certainly doesn't want to find out.
"I feel we are imploding,'' Taylor told the Telegraph. "The longer it goes on, the more divisive it is becoming. We have black player against black player, different views of Glen Johnson, Ashley Cole, Rio Ferdinand. I just feel it is time for cool reflection on their behalf. Above all, don't let it divide us.
"If they want their own particular select group who they feel they can influence everybody more than the whole PFA as a union together, I would say they are seriously mistaken. If we are not careful this will set us back years. It would not only set back the game, it would set back the anti-racist initiative. It would encourage the extremists.''
ED has never been Taylor's biggest fan - for a start he spends more time on TV than Jimmy Carr - but you can't help but think he has a point. Surely the PFA would be fundamentally weakened if it were split in such fashion? Would all the worthy projects the union takes on survive in their current form if a good portion of players took their union fees elsewhere?
Of course, the very idea of a union representing millionaires who work a couple of hours a day seems rather perverse. ED can hardly imagine Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney describing themselves as 'comrade' or purchasing subscriptions to the Socialist Worker. The closest English football has to a working class hero with a politicised voice is Joey Barton, and he currently lives in the lap of luxury in the south of France.
Still, what cannot be forgotten is that the decadent existence enjoyed by Premier League footballers is a direct result of PFA activism of years gone by. From abolishing the maximum wage in 1961 to ending the semi-feudal retain-and-transfer contractual system two years later, the golden age of the PFA under former chairman Jimmy Hill unleashed the earning potential of footballers, bringing us eventually to the point where those at the top of the game live privileged, secluded lifestyles, sitting firmly in the one per cent.
As such it is probably inevitable that the union has lost a bit of its vitality, its essence. Furthermore, the modern game clearly has flaws with the way it deals with racism - you only have to look at the protest by numerous black players this weekend against Kick It Out to appreciate that. But to dismember the PFA as a result seems a significant overreaction.
Not least because, with Clarke Carlisle installed as chairman and Bobby Barnes as deputy chief executive, the PFA has greater black representation at board level than any other power structure in football, and most likely most of society too.
In truth, ED is struggling to accept the premise that the PFA is part of the problem, rather than part of the solution. An imperfect part of the solution that could do more to combat racism? Probably, but a part of the solution nonetheless.
At best, a break within the PFA will leave both subsequent organisations weaker. At worst, it carries echoes of pre-Civil Rights era segregation. Voluntary rather than forced of course, but separate offices for black and white. This cannot be a healthy development.
Taylor also alluded to 1960s America in slightly hyperbolic terms yesterday.
"A statesman like Nelson Mandela took everyone with him," he said. "Martin Luther King wanted to take everyone with him. Of course, there were militants in their ranks but they knew they had to take everyone with them. That's what I feel.
"I said to Jason: 'Bring the players with you and we'll talk it through. You don't just talk the talk, and not walk the walk. Look at how much money we spend.' 'Oh, we need to spend more money,' they say. Whatever we do, it isn't right for them. To some extent, they feel the PFA can just snap its fingers and get what it wants but it isn't that easy.
"We work with all the bodies, work with the supporters. Unless we are all together [as a union], how are we going to make progress with the governing bodies on issues?"
Jason Roberts cast as Mandela or MLK? These are strange times indeed, but such comparisons aside Taylor probably does have a point.
Just as targeting Kick It Out rather than the Football Association or UEFA at the weekend smacked of lashing out at the wrong target, threats to split from the PFA seem equally misjudged.
After all, it isn't as though the union's white players are pro-racism, or have even said they are satisfied with the length of Terry's ban.
If England's black players do want to chart a separate route then fine, they should be entitled to do so, but to effect the change they want so much, ED suspects it would be better to reform from within.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Well, I can't really stop them because I won't be in the tunnel when the teams walk out, but I just want them to try to focus on getting a foothold on the game at some stage. People do all this, 'There he is, look at Xavi.' And it's, 'Can I have your shirt after the game?' But that's not what it's about. These guys will eat you alive if you give them half a chance. They will rip you to shreds. Barcelona make great teams look ordinary." - Neil Lennon tells his Celtic players not to negotiate shirt swaps in the tunnel before kick-off against Barcelona tonight.
FOREIGN VIEW: Borussia Dortmund and Poland right back Lukasz Piszczek has extended his contract with the German champions until 2017, describing the club as "extraordinary". "I have been playing here for two years and in that time I have grown close with the football culture here, the club and the fans," said the 27-year-old in a statement. "It is an honour and responsibility to play for this extraordinary club."
COMING UP: It's Champions League Tuesday. Spartak Moscow v Benfica kicks things off at 5pm and we will have live text commentary on that game and all the 7.45pm kick-offs, including Barcelona v Celtic and Manchester United v Braga. The Whistleblower will be taking a look at a contentious moment from the Premier League weekend at 1pm, when Paul Parker also files his latest blog, and James Horncastle gives an update on Serie A at 6pm.