Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Who's Next At Spurs?, Gattuso's House Raided, FIFA Do Something Right, What's In Your Wallet?, Grant Wahl's Sportsmen of the Year

"You and I have been physically given two hands and two legs and half-decent brains. Some people have not been born like that for a reason. The karma is working from another lifetime. I have nothing to hide about that. It is not only people with disabilities. What you sow, you have to reap."
Stay classy, Glenn!

£107 million. That's a lot of scratch. Too bad AVB couldn't do anything with it. Dominic Fifield takes a closer look at the problems that plagued the Spurs gaffer. Another esteemed English scribe, one Phil McNulty, thinks it's all about The Sale of Bale. So, you want the job? You think you can be a contender? You think the disabled are paying for sins committed in a past life? Put an arm around Glenn Hoddle and get on board.

Oh, dear. Everyone's favorite Italian gladiator Gennaro Gattuso had his home raided last night as part of a match-fixing probe. Meanwhile, his former club AC Milan managed a draw with Roma last night giving Juve a five-point cushion at the top of Serie A.

International Scribe Time! Sadly, Phil Ball has gone AWOL. We've not heard from him for too long. Thankfully, we've got others:

Location: Spain
Scribe: Sid Lowe

Location: Italy
Scribe: Paolo Bandini

Location: Germany
Scribe: Uli Hesse

Location: Germany
Scribe: Raphael Honigstein

Location: Brazil
Scribe: Tim Vickery

Hey Josip! Have fun at the World Cup. Not! Asshole.

Podcast, Podcast, Podcast! James Richardson is joined by Barry Glendenning, Simon Burnton and Paul MacInnes to discuss another eventful Premier League weekend and the draw for the Champions League last 16. André Villas-Boas is given the boot at Tottenham Hotspur after Liverpool thrash them 5-0 and the pod debates where it all went wrong for him as well as admiring some spectacular attacking play by Liverpool. Mesmeric Man City are also in the goals against Arsenal and the pod drools over their Champions League date with the mighty Barcelona as well as Bayern Munich's tie with Arsenal. Sid Lowe has all the news from La Liga where the three-way title race is in full swing and there's also full reaction to the sacking of Steve Clarke at West Bromwich Albion and the rest of the Champions League and Europa League draw.

It's that time of year (the end) when pundits and scribes and experts and faux-experts pick their sportsmen/women/things of the year. We're posting Grant Wahl's picks because we think him wise. Bob Bradley and Robbie Rogers. Enjoy.

There are some matches today if you're up for the Cup. The League Cup. The Capital One Cup. We've got Sunderland vs. Chelsea and Leicester vs. Manchester City. Quarterfinals. Hey, it's something!

That's your Tuesday, folks. Keep it tite.



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