Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Poyet In, Phil Ball in Madrid, Podcast, Best MLS Goal Ever?, Ravel's Rise, Fall, Rise

Loads to get through today. Let's begin in Germany. Raphael Honigstein is there, and after 10,353 days, Eintracht Braunschweig won a top-flight match. It's their first in nearly 30 years and it came at the expense of 'derby idiots' Wolfsburg. Read all about it here. Uli Hesse is also in Germany and he's talking goals, goals, goals. Read all about it here.

Back in England, Sunderland named Gus Poyet as their new manager. Good luck, Gus. Please keep playing Jozy.
Over in Spain, Phil Ball left his home in San Sebastián and headed to Madrid to catch the Rayo Vallecano/Real Sociedad match. Phil has long been a favorite of ours, and this column is a real treat. We'll be sure to plan a visit to Estadio Teresa Rivero next time we're in Madrid.

We'll stick with Spain and check in with Sid. Señor Lowe is also talking some Rayo Vallecano. What a coincidence! Great minds and all...Enjoy.

It is Tuesday, so that means we get Marcotti's Monday Musings. Hmmm. Regardless, Gab's got: Bayern's Bayer blues, Suarez-Sturridge success, Juve prevail, more. OK.

Crickey. Paolo Bandini is in Italy. You know he's all over Roma and their unexpected revival. Take it away, Paolo!

Major League Soccer. The Power. The Glory. The Power Rankings. And...drumroll...is this the best goal ever in MLS?

Sadly, there is an international break coming up. Thankfully, we have Tim Vickery in Brazil to keep us interested. Tim's talking Uruguay and Ecuador and their intense rivalry ahead of their clash in Quito this Friday.

Ravel Morrison is all the rage after his fantastic solo goal at the weekend. Did you know that he narrowly escaped going to prison when he was at ManU? Here's a look at his rise, fall, and rise.

OK, we're going to terminate things today with The Podcast: On today's belated Football Weekly, AC Jimbo has Barry Glendenning, John Ashdown and Jacob Steinberg in the pod to marvel over all the happenings in the Premier League this weekend. We start with West Ham's Ravel Morrison-inspired 3-0 destruction of Spurs at White Hart Lane, before moving onto another stunning showing by an up-and-comer, Adnan Januzaj, who stole the show as Manchester United just about got the better of Sunderland. Next, we wonder whether Liverpool can go the distance this season after their 3-1 win at home to Crystal Palace, discuss Jack Wilshere's lucky strike to keep Arsenal on top of the table, and celebrate wins for Fulham and Newcastle that eased the pressure on their embattled managers Martin Jol and Alan Pardew. Finally, we catch up with the latest from around Europe and hear about the progress of QPR and Burnely at the top of the Championship, and Gillingham near the foot of League One. Jonathan Wilson joins us on Thursday as we begin our international break. Have patience, dear listeners, it's going to be a rough 10 days.

We could not have said it better ourselves.



Bobbie BS said...

I'll take this one:


The Editor said...

That one is pretty good. The defending is horrid, however.