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.
Giroud Signs An Extension With Chelsea
May 28, 2020 at 3:02pm
Hello football fans. This week, I have a boat load of Bundesliga action, but first, I have a signing to report. Oliver Giroud has extended his contract with Chelsea that runs through until 2021. In Bundesliga, Bayern Munich is hot, winning both their matches this week. Here is this week's Bundesliga results Matchday 27 Hertha 4-0 Union Berlin, Bayern Munich 5-2 Frankfurt, Paderborn 1-1 Hoffenheim. Monchengladbach 1-3 Leverkusen, Cologne 2-2 Dusseldorf, Sc... [Read more]
May 21, 2020 at 5:39pm
Hello football fans. I'm really happy to add another entry to this blog after a two month absence. As you probably know, Germany's Bundesliga league returned this past weekend without spectators in the stadium. I have all the results from this past weekend, but first, I have a news item to get to. Spanish striker, Aritz Aduriz, announced his retirement this week. Here is the results from Bundesliga. Dortmund 4-0 Schalke, Leipzig 1-1 Freiburg, Hoffenheim 0-3 Hertha... [Read more]
Liverpool's Winning Streak Comes To An End
March 5, 2020 at 10:07am
Hello football fans. It was a quiet week in terms of news, but there was a huge upset in the English Premier League. Watford ended Liverpool's long running undefeated streak in the EPL., winning 3-0. Despite the loss, Liverpool is still first with 79 points, Manchester City is second with 57 points, Leicester City is third with 50 points, and Chelsea is fourth with 45 points. Norwich City is last. In Serie A, Lazio defeated Bologne 2-0. Lazio is first with 62 points, Juvent... [Read more]
Lewandowski Out Four Weeks With Knee Injury
February 27, 2020 at 2:44pm
Hello football fans. Today, I've got two UEFA Champions League results. First, though, I've got this week's headlines. Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski is out four weeks with a knee injury. Hakim Ziyech has signed a five-year contract with Chelsea. Manchester City defeated Leicester City 1-0. Liverpool is first with 79 points, Manchester City is second with 57 points, Leicester City is third with 50 points, and Chelsea is fourth with 44 points. Norwich City... [Read more]
Troubles For Man. City
February 20, 2020 at 3:47pm
Hello football fans. This week, I have a huge headline regarding Manchester City City has been banned from playing in UEFA club competitions for two seasons for seriously misleading the European football governing body and breaking financial fair play rules. Manchester was also fined 30 million euros. Tottenham's Son Heung-Min is out for weeks with a fractured arm. It is official. Marcus Rashford is going to miss Euro 2020. Rashford is out for six months with a back and an... [Read more]
Dembele Out For Six Months
February 13, 2020 at 4:42pm
Hello football fans. This week, I have an update on Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele. Last week, I mention the Dembele had a had a hamstring tear. Well, after successful surgery it was confirmed that Dembele is out for six months and is going to miss Euro 2020. Manchester City has lost Raheem Sterling for several weeks because of a hamstring injury. In Bundesliga, the Match Of The Week honours go to Leipzig versus Bayern Munich. Both teams played to a 0-0 draw. Frankfurt defe... [Read more]
An Upset In The Premier League, TransFer Window Closes
February 6, 2020 at 4:33pm
Hello football fans. With the transfer widow closing this week, teams were busy making last minute signings. AC Milan has reportedly signed Antonee Robinson to a 10 million pound contract. Hertha Berlin signed Krzysztof Piatek to a reported 27 million euro contract. Villarreal has signed Paco Alcacer to a five and a half year contract reportedly worth 23 million euros. Barcelona has signed Maheus Fernandes Siqueira to a five-year contract. Barcelona also signed Francisco Trnceo... [Read more]
Man. U. Signs Bruno, Two Big Upsets This Week
January 30, 2020 at 3:54pm
Hello football fans. I have some exiting news to report this week, including, two huge upsets that happened this past weekend. First, though, I have three transfer stories to share. Manchester United has signed Bruno Fernandez to a four and half year contract. Tottenham has signed Bergwijn to a 35 million pound contract that runs through until 2025. Inter Milan has signed Christian Eriksen to a 17.5 million pound contract that runs through until 2024. Okay, now to this past wee... [Read more]
Rashford Out For Three Months
January 23, 2020 at 2:25pm
Hello football fans. I got some bad news for Manchester United fans. Marcus Rashford is probably out for three months with a back fracture and an ankle injury. In other news, Real Madrid has signed Reiner Jesus to a contract that runs through until 2026. Chelsea has signed Reece James to a long-term contract. I don't know if this qualifies as the Match Of The Week, but Liverpool defeated Manchester United in a entertaining game 2-0. Liverpool is first with 64 points, Manche... [Read more]
Kane Possibly Missing Euro 2020
January 16, 2020 at 3:45pm
Hello football fans. League play started up again this week. First, though, there is bad news for England's national team. Tottenham's manager, Jose Mourinho, announced this week that Harry Kane probably won't play until next season. This means Kane is going to miss Euro 2020 this summer. Kane is dealing with a hamstring injury. Barcelona sacked manager, Ernesto Valverde and hired Quique Setien as his replacement. Also, Barcelona's Luis Suarez is out for six ... [Read more]
Bayern Signs Nubel For Five Years
January 9, 2020 at 4:03pm
Hello football fans. With the F.A. Cup going on this week, Bundesliga on winter break, there wasn't a bunch of scores to report. There was, however, a few news items to share. Bayern Munich signed Alexander Nubel to a five-year contract. Juventus signed Kulusevski to a 35 euro contract. Daniele De Rossi announced his retirement this week. ... [Read more]
Arsenal Hires new Manager, Son Suspended
December 26, 2019 at 4:12pm
Hello football fans. This week, there was an upset in Bundesliga and a top English Premier League player was suspended. I start with another managerial hiring. Arsenal hired Mikel Arteta as their new manager. Chelsea defeated Tottenham 2-0. Tottenham's Heung-Min Son was red carded in the match and received a three game suspension. Liverpool is still on top with 49 points, Leicester City is second with 39 points, Manchester City is third with 38 points, and Chelsea is fourth... [Read more]
Milner Signs A New Contract, An Upset in Bundesliga
December 19, 2019 at 3:28pm
Hello football fans. There was a huge upset in Bundesliga this week, but first, there was a signing in the English Premier League. James Milner signed a new contract with Liverpool that runs until 2022. Speaking of Liverpool, the team defeated Watford this past weekend 3-0. Bournemouth upset Chelsea 1-0. Liverpool is first in the EPL. with 49 points, Leicester City is second with 39 points, Manchester City is third with 35 points, and Chelsea is fourth with 29 points. Watford r... [Read more]
Napoli Sacks Manager
December 12, 2019 at 5:43pm
Hello football fans. There was another sacking this week. This time it was in Serie A. Napoli sacked manager, Carlo Ancelotti. Gennaro Gattuso takes over. Also, Leicester City has signed manager, Brendan Rodgers to a contract that runs through 2025. Before I get to league results, I want to share two UEFA Champions League scores. Inter Milan is eliminated from Champions League play after losing to Barcelona on Tuesday. Dortmund moves on. Also, Juventus defeated Leverku... [Read more]
Two Managers Get Sacked, Plenty Of Premier League Action
December 5, 2019 at 5:47pm
Hello football fans. There was quite a bit of English Premier action this week, plus, two EPL managers were sacked. The biggest news this week is Unai Emery being sacked by Arsenal after going seven games without a win. Freddie Ljungberg took over as interim manager. Also, struggling Watford sacked manager, Quique Sanchez this week. Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele is out until 10 weeks with a thigh injury. Liverpool's Fabinho is out until 2020 with ankle ligament damage. ... [Read more]
Aguero Out For Weeks
November 28, 2019 at 8:13pm
Hello football fans. Club football was back in full swing this week. First, I have two headlines. This is bad news for Manchester City. Their star player, Sergio Aguero is out for weeks with a thigh injury. Also, Real Madrid's Lucas Vaquez suffered a fracture in the distal phalanx of the first left toe. Jose Mourinho got his first win as Tottenham's manager. Tottenham defeated West Ham United 3-2. Liverpool won, yet, again. The team defeated Crystal Palace 2-1.... [Read more]
Henry Goes To North America, Mourinho Hired By Spurs
November 21, 2019 at 7:04pm
Hello football fans. There was a manager sacked this week and two big hirings also. I also got some Euro 2020 qualification results too. The big news this week is Tottenham sacking manager, Maurico Pochettino and guess who the club replaced him with? Tottenham hired former Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho. Also, legendary footballer, Thierry Henry is the new coach of the Major League Soccer's Montreal impact. Henry signed a two-year contract with the team. Okay, ... [Read more]
Watford Wins, Guardiola Sarcastically Shakes Ref's Hand.
November 14, 2019 at 6:37pm
Hello football fans. Hope you all had a good week. The big news in the English Premier League this week is Watford defeating Norwich City 2-0 recording the team's first victory of the season. With the win, Watford is no longer dead last. Watford moves up to 18th place. The big match of the week was Liverpool versus Manchester City. Liverpool had no problem defeating City, winning 3-1. Manchester City's manager, Pep Guardiola, sarcastically thanked the referees after... [Read more]
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]