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.
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]
Mbeppe Gets Red Carded. Neymar Hits Fan
May 3, 2019 at 6:47pm
I'm a day late with this entry because yesterday was my birthday and I was busy celebrating. My apologies. The big news this week was Rennais defeating PSG 3-2 on penalty kicks in the Coupe De France final last Saturday, (April 27). Neymar scored two goals for PSG. Unfortunately, Neymar also punched a fan in the face after the match. Also, PSG's Kylian Mbeppe was red carded near the end of regulation and didn't participate in the penalty kicks. More red cards were han... [Read more]
Sarri Gets Dismissed. Man. City Back On Top
April 25, 2019 at 2:56pm
Tensions flared in the Chelsea verses Burnley match this week. Chelsea manager, Maurizo Sarri, was dismissed near the end of the match for losing his cool after hearing a racial slur against him from the Burnley dugout. In other Chelsea news, Callum Hudson-Odoi is out for the year after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon in the match against Burnley. Hudson-Odoi had to undergo surgery. Manchester City is back on top of the English Premier League after defeating Manchester United 2-... [Read more]
Deeney Gets Red Carded. Everton Woes Continue
April 18, 2019 at 9:45pm
The big news this week in football is Watford's star, Troy Deeney, getting a red card in Monday's game against Arsenal for a forearm in the face of Lucas Torreira. Watford's manager, Javi Garcia, disagree with the call and said it ought to been a yellow card. Watford appealed the decision, but lost. Deeney is going to miss Watford's next English Premier League match. The woes continue to plague Everton. Ninth place Everton lost to 19th place, Fulham 3-0 on the we... [Read more]
Dijon Upsets Olymp. Lyonnaise. F.A. Cup Semis
April 11, 2019 at 4:23pm
I'm starting out this week's entry with F.A. Cup semi-final action. In the first semi-final on Saturday, Manchester City defeated Brighton 1-0. You have to give Brighton credit. Manchester City is on top of the English Premier League Division. Brighton is 16th, yet City didn't hammer the team. On Sunday, in the second semi-final, Watford rallied back from a 2-0 deficit to beat Wolves 3-2. Liverpool's Mohammed Salah, scored his 50 career goal on the weekend. Fin... [Read more]
Munich Signs Hernandez
April 4, 2019 at 4:02pm
There was a transfer this week Bundesliga's Bayer Munich signed Lucas Hernandez to a 80 million euro contract. English Premier League Scores Fulham 0-2 Manchester City Brighton 0-1 Southampton Burnley 2-0 Wolves Crystal Palace 2-0 Huddersfield Leicester City 2-0 Bournemouth Manchester United 2-1 Watford West Ham 0-2 Everton Cardiff City 2-1 Chelsea Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle Series A Milan 1-1 Udnese Cagliari 0-2 Juventu... [Read more]
Ronaldo Gets Injured
March 28, 2019 at 11:57am
This is a really short entry because the club teams were on international break. I do, however, have a small item to share. Juventus's Cristiano Ronaldo suffered an thigh injury playing for Portugal. Fear not Juventus fans. The Injury is minor. ... [Read more]
Brighton Rally Back To Beat Millwall
March 21, 2019 at 2:49pm
This week, i'm starting my entry off with the Match Of The Week. In FA Cup quarterfinal action, English Premier League club, Brighton, rallied back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Millwall 3-2 in penalty kicks. It was 0-0 in the first half. In the second half, Millwall scored two goals and looked as if the team was moving on to the semi finals. Brighton, however, scored in the 88th minute to make it a 2-1 game. Then, in stoppage time, Brighton scored the equalizer. Nothing was... [Read more]
Zidane Takes Over For Real Madrid
March 14, 2019 at 8:44pm
Legendary French footballer, Zinedine Zidane, was named Real Madrid's new manager this week. Also, Real Madrid signed Edin Meltaro. Barcelona's Ousmank Dembele is out for a month with a hamstring injury. The upset of the week goes to Southampton and Tottenham. Southampton came from behind to win 2-1. Manchester United's winning streak ended when Arsenal defeated the Red Devils 2-0. Manchester City continues to hold on to first place in the English Premier League. ... [Read more]
Fulham Sacks Manager Second Time This Season
March 7, 2019 at 5:56pm
For the second time this season, Fulham is seeking a new manager. With just a single win in two months, Fulham sacked manager, Claudio Raneri earlier this week. Scott Parker takes over. In other football news, Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior is going to miss two months because of torn ligament in his left calf. The upset of the week goes to Augsburg verses Dortmund in Bundesliga play. Augsburg defeated Dortmund 2-1. Dong-Won Ju scored both goals for Ausburg. Dortmund, who ... [Read more]
Tottenham's Title Hopes Are Now Slim.
February 28, 2019 at 4:10pm
Before I get to Tottenham, I got some transfer news to share. Aymeric Laporte has signed a two-year contract extension with Manchester City. Rumor has it that Barcelona is eying Manchester United star, Marcus Rashford. Also, Barcelona has Jordi Alba to a five-year contract. Now for the big shocker of the week. Tottenham lost to Chelsea yesterday 2-0. The loss means that the chances of Tottenham winning the English Premier League title this year are becoming slim. Tottenham... [Read more]
Sarri's Job In Jeopardy, Quarter-Finals Set
February 21, 2019 at 4:45pm
After promising results in the beginning of the season, Chelsea's manager, Maurizio Sarri's job is now on the line. Chelsea's performance lately on the pitch has been terrible lately. The team was humiliated by Manchester City almost two weeks ago and then the team was eliminated from the F.A. Cup tournament this past Monday by Manchester United. Football insiders are predicting that Sarri is not going to be manager next year. Speaking of the F.A. Cup., the quarter-finals... [Read more]
Legendary Keeper Dead At 81. Chelsea Now In Sixth
February 14, 2019 at 7:13pm
Unfortunately, I start off this entry with sad news. Legendary goalkeeper, Gordon Banks has passed away at age 81. Banks was a member of England's World Cup winning squad in 1966. In other news, Arsenal's midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, has signed a four year contract with Italian club, Juventus. Manchester City is now tied with Liverpool for first place in the English Premier League after a 6-0 over Chelsea. Sergio Aguaro had another hat trick. Two weeks in a row. Mancheste... [Read more]
This Week In Football Was The Cat's Meow
February 7, 2019 at 2:04pm
It was a wild and wacky week in football. The biggest story of the week had nothing to do with the play on the field. The Everton/Wolves match was disrupted by a black cat wondering its way onto the pitch. The cat refused to get off the field. It took five to ten minutes to chase away the feline. BBC Sports announcer, Steve Bower, remained calm, but still had a little fun with the incident. Chelsea made up for their terrible loss to Bournemouth last week by crushing Huddersfiel... [Read more]
Pelligrini Possibly On The Chopping Block
January 31, 2019 at 3:13pm
The big news this week is West Ham United and Manuel Pellegrini's future as team manager. On the weekend, West Ham was eliminated in fourth round of the F.A. Cup tournament by AFC Wimbledon, losing 4-2. A real stunning upset. To make matters worse for West Ham, the team lost 3-0 to Wolves earlier this week in a English Premier League match. As a result, rumors are now circling around the football world that Pellegrini's job is on the line. Another big upset in the F.A. Cup... [Read more]
The Search For Sala Called Off
January 24, 2019 at 2:29pm
Unfortunately, i start off this week's entry with devastating news. An aircraft, carrying Argentinian football player, Emiliano Sala, disappeared on Monday. Sala recently signed a contract with the English Premier League's Cardiff City. It was announced today that the search for Sala was called off indefinitely. The match of the week goes to Tottenham verses Fulham. Harry Winks scored the winning goal for Tottenham in stoppage time to give his team the 2-1 victory. Ther... [Read more]
Wagner Leaves Huddersfield. Heartbreaker in the F.A. Cup
January 17, 2019 at 3:05pm
David Wagner walked away as manager of Huddersfield Town this past week. I don't really blame him. The team has been horrendous this season, just winning a single match. I'm almost convinced that next year, Huddersfield Town is going back down to the Championship League next year. The heartbreaker of the week is Southampton getting eliminated from the F.A. Cup tournament yesterday by Derby County. Southampton went ahead 2-0 in the beginning of the first half. Derby tied... [Read more]
Fabregas Plays His Final Game For Chelsea
January 10, 2019 at 2:58pm
The big news in international football this week is Cesc Fabregas playing, quite possibly, his last game in the English Premier League. Despite the delayed departure, Fabregas probably played for Chelsea for the final time in a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the third round of the F.A. Cup championship last weekend. Fabregas has signed a contract to play for the French league's Monaco. There were three upsets in the F.A. Cup. Three Premier League teams were eliminated from the... [Read more]
Man. U. Back On Track
January 3, 2019 at 5:30pm
A new manager is probably what Manchester United needed. The team won both their games this week. United defeated Bournemouth 4-1 on the weekend. Paul Pogba had two goals and two assists in the match. Then, yesterday, United won their third in a row, defeating Newcastle United 2-0. Liverpool defeated Arsenal 5-1 on the weekend. Roberto Finnino got a hat-trick. The upset of the week goes to Wolves verses Tottenham. Wolves defeated Tottenham 3-1. Last Thursday, West Ham... [Read more]
Man. City In Third After Two Losses
December 27, 2018 at 5:10pm
We start off this entry with the biggest upset or upsets of the week. Manchester City are now in third place in the English Premier League table after losing two matches to teams that City ought of defeated. On the weekend, Man. City lost to Crystal Palace 3-2 and then lost to Leicester City 2-1 yesterday. Another upset on the weekend was Chelsea losing to Leicester City 1-0. Chelsea, however, bounced back by defeating Watford yesterday 2-1. Eden Hazard scored both Chelsea's g... [Read more]
Bye Bye Jose
December 20, 2018 at 4:29pm
Well, to no surprised Manchester United sacked Jose Mourinho this week. Everybody seen it coming. Man. U. sits in sixth place in the English Premier League table and are 19 points back of Liverpool. Fans have been complaining all season about how mediocre the team is this season and wanted a change. It was also no surprise that Mourinho had nothing to say the next day. Norway's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes over as interim manager until May of 2019. Another big story involving... [Read more]
Chelsea Upsets Man. City
December 13, 2018 at 3:43pm
There was a huge upset in the English Premier League this week. Chelsea defeated Manchester City 2-0. The loss to Chelsea knocks Man. City to second place in the EPL's table. Liverpool won their match this week. Liverpool takes over top spot. The match of the week goes to Wolves verses Newcastle United. Matt Doherty scored in stoppage time to give Wolves the 2-1 victory.... [Read more]
Southampton Sacks Their Manager
December 6, 2018 at 3:07pm
It was a busy week in the English Premier League. Another manager got sacked and there are some mid-week games to mention. First, Southampton has sacked manager, Mark Hughes, earlier this week. His last match was on Saturday (December 1) against Manchester United. Southampton played to a 2-2 draw. Hughes has been Southampton's manager since March. As manager for eight months, Southampton has won just five matches in 27 games and are 18th in the EPL's table. A search ... [Read more]
Frustrations Continue For Man. U.
November 29, 2018 at 7:06pm
The woes continue for Manchester United. The Red Devils played to a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace, a team Man. U. ought to beat. What's going on with Newcastle United? Newcastle defeated Burnley 2-1 on the weekend, winning their third straight game. Fulham's new manager, Claudio Ranieri, got started on the right foot. His team defeated Southampton 3-2. Congratulations Claudio. For the match of the week, I had to choose two. Both from Serie A. First, Lazio verses ... [Read more]