Lee Burch took over as Yeovil manager at a time when they had not won a WSL game and made them much more robust. They did the double over Everton and took a point off of Brighton but a 10-point deduction for going into administration saw them finish on -3 points. It was right the club were handed a WSL license, having worked hard to win promotion and created an environment that would sustain them with some of the best and most consistent attendances in the league. But the financial burden of professionalism has been too much. Hopefully the side find a more comfortable footing in the Championship. … [Read more...] about Full-time Women’s Super League a success but top clubs have work to do
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Tottenham The stadium saga has cast a shadow over all else: nobody really cares that we didn’t sign any players; no matter we were chasing four trophies come January and now it’s just the one; that suddenly, thanks to a run that has left us with one point from 12, a top-four place no longer looks the certainty it did a few games ago. The place their club is based is integral to the identity of football fans everywhere and Wembley just isn’t where our history lies, where our heart is. Like ET, Daniel Levy has at last pointed a glowing finger towards N17 and said the word. It’s ground zero, time to reset. We’re going home. … [Read more...] about Premier League fans assess the run-in. Part 2: Leicester to Wolves
Because of its awareness of the enmity between the two governments, Uefa keeps Azerbaijan and Armenia apart in draws for competitions. But it looks as if it failed to plan for the eventuality of a team with an Armenia international reaching a final. One wonders what will happen if Armenia qualify for Euro 2020. Baku was awarded the right to host four matches in those finals, three group games and a quarter-final. … [Read more...] about Why did Uefa hand Azerbaijan hosting rights for the Europa League final?
Less of this please … Steve Mounié, Steve Mounié and Steve Mounié. Pound for pound the worst player I’ve ever seen in our shirt. And that’s saying something, considering I’ve followed this club to the pits of League Two and back. Oh, and less frame-by-frame over-analysis by pundits of innocuous tackles. Whenever there’s a controversial moment we’re subjected to endless analysis of it in slow motion. The pundit commenting on the tackle then goes on to tell us how a player, in a split-second, has made a decision to hurt an opponent or duck out of a tackle. It’s a nonsense, even more so when Graeme Souness and Martin Keown are telling us how “reprehensible” a challenge is. … [Read more...] about Premier League fans assess the run-in. Part 1: Arsenal to Huddersfield
Monaco have not won any of their first three games in Ligue 1 this season, but their first concern at Strasbourg on Sunday will be finishing the game with 11 men. In their opening game of the season – a 3-0 defeat at home to Lyon – Cesc Fàbregas was perhaps harshly sent off after colliding with Léo Dubois; Ruben Aguilar’s lunge in a 3-0 defeat at Metz was more clear cut; and Jemerson made it three out of three when he was controversially sent off via VAR for felling Romain Philippoteaux in a 2-2 draw at home to Nîmes on Sunday. … [Read more...] about Monaco have lost sight of everything that made them Ligue 1 champions