Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Americans Abroad, Zlatan Stamp, Podcast, Scribes, Kiwis & El Tri

Tuesday! The best day of the week as far as SSN is concerned. It's a chance to take a moment and look back at the weekend now that the dust has settled. We'll start with the Podcast, of course. Here's your schtuff: It's Football Weekly! It's James Richardson! It's Barry Glendenning! It's James Horncastle and Michael Cox! It's Manchester United beating Arsenal and the rest of the Premier League what-not-and-what-have-you! It's a bumper Serie A round-up! It's the international break! It's the reason we need you to vote for us in the Football Supporters' Federation Awards (specifically, in the best podcast category)!

Let's hit the hot list of Yanks Abroad. Who's tearing shit up, who's not. Boom.

Here's a question we know you clowns have been pondering: What has gone wrong with Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham? These clubs spent a gazzillion dollars/euros/pounds/cedi/daler/gineih/kip on players but it hasn't quite gone off.

As with most Tuesdays, it's time for Gab Marcotti's Monday Musings! Gab's gabbing about why Arsenal shouldn't panic, Juve win big, don't rush Messi, and...more.

A Tale of Two Cities...
Paolo Bandini says this: Juventus rediscover their swagger as bargains steal show against Napoli -- Serie A's old man Javier Zanetti returned for Inter but it was the Old Lady of Turin's return to form that stole the headlines.

Phil Ball says this: Basement blues. Need he say more?

Raphael Honigstein says this: Bayer Leverkusen find that beating Hamburg 5-3 is 'not so nice' -- An incredibly cavalier exhibition of 'kindergarten football' ended with even the victorious manager complaining.

Tim Vickery says this: Serious depth tests ahead for Uruguay, Colombia.

Sid Lowe says this: Bruno, battered but brilliant, keeps the Yellow Submarine on course -- Villarreal are the first side to have Atlético Madrid on the ropes this season and their captain was at the heart of it.

Holy Cristo. Mexico host New Zealand on Wednesday. How did that creep up on us? The pressure is on El Tri. Deal with it, bitches! Wait. Barry Glendenning is interested in the Kiwis? By all means, Barry.

And finally. As if his ego wasn't big enough already, The Zlatan has his own stamp. Here it is:



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