Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Being Paul Gascoigne, Americans Abroad, Podcast, What's In Your Wallet?, Top Scribes

Americans Abroad returns! See below...
Loads to get through today. We'll start on a sad note. Barney Ronay has seen the documentary set to air tonight about Paul Gascoigne. It's not really about him, though. And it's not about football. It's about alcoholism.

El Sid is in Spain and he'd like to discuss Valencia, among other things.

Phil Ball is in Spain and he'd like to discuss the La Liga schedule, among other things.

Raphael Honigstein is in Germany and he'd like to discuss Bayern Munich, among other things.

Tim Vickery is in Brazil and he'd like to discuss why so many South American managers struggle in Europe, among other things.

Paolo Bandini is in Italy and he'd like to discuss Napoli, among other things.

Avi's got your look back at MLS with his Power Rankings and Team of the Week here. According to him, Seattle is still top Dogg.

Let's stick with Yanks for a moment and see how those based oversees are doing. For example: Tim Ream started for Bolton but they lost to Brighton and are now bottom of the Championship.

Right. There are some matches this afternoon. It's the What's In Your Wallet? Cup. The big one is tomorrow (Manchester United vs. Liverpool) but there are some interesting ties on offer today. Chelsea at Swindon, Spurs at Villa, and Everton at Fulham could all be fun.

It IS Tuesday so let's get on with The Podcast: James Richardson is joined in the pod by Barry Glendenning, Sean Ingle, Philippe Auclair and Simon Burnton to cast an eye over the weekend's finest action, including Manchester City's 4-1 thrashing of arch-rivals United, the demise of Paolo Di Canio and Mikel Jon Obi's big breakthrough for Mata-less Chelsea. Barry reveals his plans for Sunderland, as he and Jonathan Wilson are talked about for the club's vacant managerial position. Sid Lowe is on hand to discuss Swansea's splendid 2-0 win at Valencia last week and Gareth Bale's injury troubles, there's the latest from Italy where Mario Balotelli has finally missed a penalty, and we consider the prospects for a summer World Cup in Qatar. All this and much more. 

Finally, since we began on a sad note this morning, let's conclude with a laugh. This is a good one...


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