Friday, February 22, 2013

Europa League Drama, Weekend Previews, Milan Derby, Di Canio's Midnight Raid,

A Good Friday To You!

Well, that other European competition served up some nice action yesterday. Tottenham, Newcastle, and Chelsea barely advanced. Liverpool barely did not. Holders Atlético Madrid crashed out after their win at Rubin Kazan wasn't enough. Inter Milan made the final 16 where they will face Spurs in a glamor tie of sorts. And those guys at Viktoria Plzen beat Napoli again! Here's a wrap of all the matches.

The What's in Your Wallet Cup Final is on Sunday. It's Bradford City vs. Swansea City at Wembley. Sky Sports was kind enough to provide us with this "exhaustive" preview ahead of the clash. We're confident that none of our SSN regulars hold either club terribly close to their heart, but it could be a very entertaining contest. It's available on beIN Sport USA at 11am EST.

Sticking with the League Cup, The Joy of Six is League Cup Goals, including this cracker from Savo Milosevic (remember him?).

We've got another big match at the San Siro this weekend. Right on the heels of their victory over Barcelona, Milan must face Inter in the on Sunday in the Derby della Madonnina. If you've got RAI or beIN Sport en Español you can check it at 2:45pm EST. If you don't, look for stream. You've got to think it's a great chance for Inter to claim the spoils after Milan's massive win on Wednesday. Here are FIVE BOLD PREDICTIONS and here is a preview of all the Serie A fixtures.

Barcelona will attempt to pick themselves up and brush themselves off at home against Sevilla. Here's a look at the weekend stuff in Spain. And, as always, Eduardo Alvarez has his Quiniela. Gracias, Eduardo.

So that brings us back to England. Manchester City vs. Chelsea is the big match of the weekend. Monday has a nice London Derby with Tottenham heading down to West Ham, but that's Monday. Here's a preview. Here are 10 Things to Look Out For. Here are Lawro's Predictions. Here are Paul Merson's Predictions. is the current table!

Raphael Honigstein is in Germany where everyone is talking about an American named Jermaine Jones. Hit it, Rafa.

There have been a lot of chumps in English football that we've hated over the years. David Bentley comes to mind. Alan Smith. Lee Bowyer. Stan Collymore. Craig Bellamy. David Dunn. John Terry. Stuart Pearce. Robbie Fowler. Wayne Rooney. Dennis Wise. Ashley Cole. Robbie Savage. The list goes on. Certainly Stephen Ireland deserves to be on that list. Here's further proof.

We'll finish with that crazy Italian, Paolo Di Canio. Here's the latest on his midnight raid of his old office.

Enjoy your weekend!



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