A weekly blog about international football.
Well, it was quite a week in the Premier League.|
Manchester United was the main topic of discussion among media and fans.
After United lost 3-2 to Brighton on Sunday, (Aug. 19), football insiders were quick to criticize the team.
Former Liverpool player, Danny Murphy, predicted that Man. U's manager, Jose Mourinho, is not going to last the rest of the season. (read Aug 20 article - "Man. U's Manager's Job Is On The Line").
As the week went on, there was more mud slinging about the team and the players.
The latest, the fans plan to fly a banner at this week's game against Burnley, showing their dismay over Ed Woodward and the team's ownership.
Now to more positive news. Well, to me that is.
My team Chelsea is 2-0 after defeating Arsenal 3-2 on Saturday (Aug 18).
I have to say, though, Chelsea was lucky to win the match. The team allowed Arsenal to bounce back from a 2-0 deficit.
Chelsea plays Newcastle United this week.
Manchester City are on a roll. City hammered newly promoted Huddersfield Town 6-1.
Huddersfield are now 0-2 and is dead last in the Premier Division.
Good news for France's PSG. Despite not being in the starting line up, Kylian Mbappe scored his first two goals of the new season off the bench against Guingamp.
Finally this week, Germany's Bundesliga opens there season this weekend.
Gomes Gets Badly Injured, Leipzig Defeats Mainz 8-0
November 7, 2019 at 8:12pm
Hello football fans. I have quite a bit of football action to get to, but first, there was a bad injury over the weekend. Everton's Andre Gomes suffered fractured dislocation to his right ankle against Tottenham and underwent successful surgery. It is not known on how long Gomes is on the sidelines. Bayern Munich has sacked their manager, Niko Kovac this week. Liverpool won again. Liverpool defeated Aston Villa 2-1. Liverpool is still first in the English Premier League ... [Read more]
Liverpool Still Undefeated
November 1, 2019 at 5:27pm
Hello football fans. Hope you had a good week and Hallowe'en. I have no headlines this week, but there was plenty of football action. Liverpool is still undefeated in the English Premier League. Liverpool defeated Tottenham 2-1. Chelsea won again, defeating Burnley 4-2. American, Christian Pulisic got a hat-trick. Liverpool is still first in the EPL with 28 points. Manchester City is second with 22 points. Leicester City and Chelsea round out the top four. Watfo... [Read more]
Chelsea In Top Four, Mbeppe Gets Hat-Trick
October 24, 2019 at 6:20pm
Hello football fans. There was quite a bit of football action this week, but first, I have two headlines to get to. Mason Greenwood has signed a new contract with Manchester United that runs until 2023. Joel Matip has signed a new contract with Liverpool that runs until 2024. Liverpool's winning streak ended this week as the team played to 1-1 draw with Manchester United. Chelsea defeated Newcastle 1-0. The upset of the week goes to the Sheffield United/Arsenal match. Sh... [Read more]
Ronaldo Reaches Big Milestone
October 17, 2019 at 4:49pm
Hello football fans. It was the second international break of the season. As a result, this week's entry is short. That doesn't mean there were no matches this week. There were some shocking results in Euro 2020 qualifying action. Ukraine defeated Portugal 2-1. Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal in that match. There were two upsets this week. Spain and Norway played to a 1-1 draw. Wales and Croatia also played to a 1-1 draw. Neymar... [Read more]
AC Milan Sacks Manager
October 10, 2019 at 6:39pm
Hello football fans. I got a few headlines this week, including a huge change of the guard for AC Milan. AC MIlan sacked their manager, Marco Gianpaolo this week and appointed Stefano Pioli as his replacement. Real Madrid's Toni Kroos has a lesion in the adductor his left leg. Bastian Schweinseiger announced that he'll retire after this season. Liverpool continues to win in the English Premier League. Liverpool defeated Leicester City 2-1. Chelsea defeated Southampto... [Read more]
Big Upset In Bundesliga
October 3, 2019 at 7:24pm
Hello football fans. No big headlines this week, but there was a huge upset in Bundesliga. Schalke defeated first place Leipzig 3-1. Bayern Munich takes over first place with 14 points and Leipzig slips to second place. Freiburg and Schalke round out the top four. Paderborn remains in last place. Liverpool continues their winning streak in the English Premier League, defeating Sheffield United 1-0. The match of the week took place in the EPL. Manchester United and Arsenal... [Read more]
Messi Injures Thigh
September 26, 2019 at 5:36pm
Hello football fans. Here are this week's headlines. Barcelona's Lionel Messi injured his adductor of the left thigh. Manchester United legend, Dimitar Berbatov, announced his retirement this week. I have results from two exciting games in Europa League from last Thursday, (Sept. 19). PSV defeated Sporting Lisbon 3-2. Porto defeated Young Boys 2-1. In the English Premier League last weekend, Liverpool won, yet again, defeating Chelsea 2-1. Liverpool remains in fir... [Read more]
Big Upset In The Premier League.
September 19, 2019 at 5:55pm
Hello football fans. There was a huge upset in the English Premier League this past weekend. First, though, I have a few headlines to share. Billy Gilmour signed a four-year contract with Chelsea. Victor Lindelof signs a long term contract with Manchester United. David De Tea has signed a long term contract with Manchester United that runs until 2023. Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette is out until October because of an ankle injury. Manchester City's John Stones is out f... [Read more]
Ronaldo Gets Hat-Trick In Euro 2020 Qualifying Match
September 12, 2019 at 3:42pm
Hello football fans. it was a quiet week in football because of the international break, however, I got my fix with Euro 2020 qualifying matches. Cristiano Ronaldo got a hat-trick for Portugal in a 5-1 win over Lithuania this week. The Netherlands defeated Germany 4-2. There were two managers sacked this week. This is not surprising. At the bottom of the English Premier League table, Watford sacked their manager, Javi Garcia. Valencia sacked Marcelinho this week. Finally,... [Read more]
Union Berlin Upsets Dortmund.
September 6, 2019 at 8:01pm
Hello football fans. It was another busy week in international football. There was an upset in Bundesliga and a really exciting match in Serie A. First, I have two headlines to share. Juventus captain, Giorgio Chellini, has an ACL injury and is probably out for six months. Sevilla have signed Chicharito. Chelsea and Sheffield United played to a 2-2 draw. Chelsea's Tammy Abraham scored two goals. Arsenal and Tottenham also played to a 2-2 draw in an really exciting mat... [Read more]
PSG's Mbappe Out For Four Weeks.
August 29, 2019 at 6:15pm
Hello football fans. I have a jammed packed entry full of stories from the world of international football. Two PSG players are on the sidelines. Kylian Mbappe is out for four weeks with a injury. Mbappe's teammate, Edinson Cavani, is out three weeks with a hip injury. Real Madrid's James Rodriguez has been diagnosed with a muscle injury. Rodriguez's teammate, Isco Alarcon has been diagnosed with a muscle injury in his biceps femoris. I got a transfer to mention.... [Read more]
Hazard To Miss First Real Madrid Game
August 22, 2019 at 6:54pm
Hello football fans. Before I get to this week's football action, I got some news to share. Eden Hazard is going to miss Real Madrid's opening match because of a left thigh injury he'd suffered in training. It seems Dortmund is going to be dominate in the Bundesliga again this year. Dortmund last weekend 5-1 over Augsburg. There was some controversy in the Manchester City/Tottenham match. Man. City's Jesus Gabriel thought he won the game with a goal in the 92nd ... [Read more]
Manchester City On Top Of EPL After Match Day 1
August 15, 2019 at 4:59pm
Hello football fans. The English Premier League started up again this past weekend. Here's a small summary of what went down on Match Day 1. Manchester City defeated West Ham United 5-0. Raheem Sterling had a hat-trick. Sterling's teammate, Gabriel Jesus scored two goals. Marcus Rashford scored two goals in a 4-0 Manchester United win over Chelsea. Tottenham's Harry Kane has started the season on the right foot. Kane scored two goals in a 3-1 comeback win over... [Read more]
PSG Signs 16-Year Old
July 25, 2019 at 4:02pm
Slow news week in International football. PSG signed 16-year old Xavi Simons. Juventus continues to add to their squad. This week, the Series A club signed Matthijs de Ligt to a 75 million euro contract that runs until 2024. New Castle United have signed Joelinton to a six-year contract. Finally, Bologna have signed Andrew Skov Olsen to a five-year contract worth six million euros. ... [Read more]
Romero Signs With Juventus
July 18, 2019 at 4:50pm
Juventus have signed Cristian Romero to a five-year contract worth 26 million euros. Former England and Liverpool player Peter Crouch announced his retirement this week. Callum Wilson has signed a contract with Bournemouth that runs until 2023. Inter Milan has signed Nicola Barella to a five-year contract worth 50 million euros. Mason Mount has signed a five-year contract with Chelsea. PSG have signed Abdou Diallo to a five-year contract. West Ham United have signed Sebastian H... [Read more]
Lampard Replaces Sarri
July 11, 2019 at 3:43pm
The big story this week in football is Chelsea appointing Frank Lampard as their new manager, replacing Maurizio Sarri. Chelsea also signed Loftus-Cheek to a contract that runs until 2024. Another big news story in the English Premier League is Divock Origi signing a huge long term contract with Liverpool. Leicester City has signed Ayoze Perez to a four-year contract worth 30 million pounds. Gianluigi Buffon has signed a one-year contract with Juventus. Juventus has also signed Me... [Read more]
Marcus Rashford Re-Signs With Man. U.
July 5, 2019 at 3:27pm
More transfer news to share this week. Manchester United fans are going to be happy about this. The club have signed their star player, Marcus Rashford, to a four-year contract. United also signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka to a contract worth $60 million U.S, Last week, I wrote that Jasper Cillessens signed with Valancia. The terms of the deal were revealed this week. It is a four-year contract worth 35 million euros. Timothy Weah has signed a five-year contract with Lille. Napoli ... [Read more]
Benitez Leaves Newcastle.
June 27, 2019 at 6:11pm
I have a load of football news this week. Hang tight because here we go. Probably the biggest news this week is manager, Rafael Benitez saying goodbye to Newcastle United after three seasons. Dutch league's Ajax have renewed manager, Erik Ten Hag's contract. The contract run through until 2022. Sampdoria have appointed Eusebio Francesco as their new manager. AC Milan have appointed Marco Giampaolo as their new manager. Kyle Walker has signed a new contract with Manches... [Read more]
Chelsea Loses Manager
June 20, 2019 at 2:27pm
It has been a rough two weeks for Chelsea fans. Last week, Eden Hazard signed with Real Madrid. This week, Chelsea's manager, Mourizio Sarri, signed a three-year contract with Juventus. Now I wonder who is going to take over as Chelsea manager next year. Who knows. Real Madrid continues to add to their squad. The club signed Japanese forward, Takefusa Kobo, to a six-year contract this week. ... [Read more]
Hazard Goes To Madrid
June 13, 2019 at 4:32pm
Well, Chelsea fans, such as myself, knew this was going to happen. The big news in football this week is Eden Hazard going to Real Madrid. Hazard signed a five-year contract worth up to 146 million pounds. In UEFA Nations League action, Portugal defeated the Netherlands in the finals 1-0. It was announced this week that left back Ferland Mendy is joining Real Madrid. Finally, unless you've been living under a rock this week, the Woman's World Cup is going on in France. ... [Read more]
Inter Milan Sacks Spalletti And Hires Conte
June 6, 2019 at 5:20pm
Inter Milan sacked their manager Luciano Spalletti this week and hired Antonio Conte as his replacement. Conte is Chelsea's former manager who was sacked last summer and was replaced by Maurizio Sarri. I got some Real Madrid news. First, Sergio Ramos announced this week that he'll stay with the club until he retires. Madrid has signed Luka Jovic Bayern Munich confirmed this week that James Rodriguez won't return to the club next season. He is headed to Real Madrid. ... [Read more]
Aston Villa And Union Berlin Promoted
May 30, 2019 at 4:45pm
PSG has signed manager, Thomas Tuchel, to a contract extension that runs through until 2021. Gennaro Gattusa says he won't return to Milan next season after failing to reach the Champions League. Aston Villa has been promoted to the Premier League next season after defeating Derby County in the Championship League playoff final 2-1 earlier this week. In Bundesliga, Stuttgart has been relegated to the second division after failing to win the second leg of the regulation final against... [Read more]
What A Year For Manchester City
May 23, 2019 at 4:03pm
A week ago, Manchester City won the English Premier League title. This past weekend, the team won the F.A. Cup, defeating Watford 6-0 in the final. There is some bad news for Man. City fans this week. City's longtime captain, Vincent Kompany, announced he's parting ways with the team this summer. Kompany has been with Manchester City for 11 seasons and has won 10 trophies with the club. Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga title on the weekend. Good news for PSG fans. Th... [Read more]
Man. City EPL Champs. Neymar Suspended
May 17, 2019 at 8:55pm
The big news of the week is Manchester City winning their second straight English Premier League title. Yes. The EPL. ended their season on Sunday, (May 12). Liverpool finishes second. Chelsea and Tottenham rounded out the top four. Neymar has been suspended three games for hitting a Rennais fan at the Coupe De France final. Barcelona has announced that Luis Suarez is out for four to six weeks after undergoing knee surgery. Dortmund's chances of winning the Bundesliga title ... [Read more]
Mbeppe's Season's Over. Man. City Close to Winning League
May 9, 2019 at 7:53pm
That red card Kylain Mbeppe received in extra time of the Coupe De France final cost him the season. The PSG star got a three game suspension. PSG and Nice played to a 1-1 draw on Saturday, (May 4). Nothing seems to be going right for Dortmund of the Bundesliga league. Dortmund had a chance to get three big points on the weekend after going ahead 2-0 against Bremen. Unfortunately for Dortmund, Bremen scored two goals and the match ended in a 2-2 draw. This game is the Match Of ... [Read more]