On Monday, Brighton Hove & Albion Football Club announced they had sacked Chris Hughton, after five years of collaboration. Hughton, the only British black manager in the EPL, brought Brighton to the EPL from the lower leagues and kept them at the top for two consecutive seasons, adding an impressive run in the FA Cup where they lost 1-0 to English champions Manchester City. See … Continue reading Brighton’s Hughton sack nonsensical
Manchester City are setting new standards in terms of the number of points required to win the Premier League. They did it with 100 points last season and now they have won a second consecutive title under Pep Guardiola with a whopping 98 points. Kudos to Liverpool FC, who took the title challenge right to the last game week and who were unfortunate to end … Continue reading Manchester City are Champions!
This year’s Champions League and Europa League finalists are all from the English Premier League. Liverpool and Spurs both came back from three goals down in the UCL semi-finals to book a place in the final in Madrid. Arsenal brushed aside Valencia 7-3 on aggregate as Emery showed his experience in the competition. Chelsea toiled to beat a very good Frankfurt side – surely the … Continue reading EPL teams show strength in Europe
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been brilliant this season, impressing both in England and on the European stage. Even with a world class level of performance throughout this season, Liverpool might have nothing to show for it ultimately. The reason: Barcelona and Messi, Manchester City and their pile of cash. Klopp might yet again end up as the manager who dazzles but too often ends up … Continue reading Jurgen Klopp and the Curse of the Runner Up
Ajax have been handed a boost ahead of their semi-final clash against Spurs. The Eredivisie has postponed a whole round of fixtures to accommodate the Dutch team’s success in Europe. See also: Raheem Sterling: Man of the Hour While the English FA has been indifferent to the schedule in England putting their teams at a disadvantage in Europe, their Dutch counterparts are supporting Ajax as much … Continue reading Eredivisie 1 English Premier League 0
Mohamed Salah was named one of Time’s top 100 most influential people in the World this week. The”Egyptian King” was nominated by British comedian John Oliver, a long time Liverpool fan, and commendably chose to express his thoughts about the mistreatment of women in the Muslim world. “We need to change the way we treat the woman in our culture. I support the woman more … Continue reading Mo Salah calls out mistreatment of women
Barcelona host Manchester United at the Nou Camp for their quarter final return leg, having won the previous game 0-1 at Old Trafford. The Spanish champions will want to avoid a similar fate to PSG, who suffered a magnificent, albeit lucky, “remontada” at the hands of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men in the previous round. See also: How Solskjaer could build a “worthy” United team Ernesto Valverde … Continue reading Barca Favorites but United still in it