Monday, February 17, 2014

City Beat Chelsea, Arsenal Beat Liverpool, Three-Way In Spain, Teargas in Spain, Rooney Mega-Deal, Yaya Toure, Pedro

And so another week arrives. We were treated to some lovely action over the weekend and we've got more in store as the Champions League finally returns this week after its long winter slumber. We'll begin with the FA Cup, where holders Wigan advanced, Chelsea did not, and Arsenal did, albeit in controversial circumstances.

Here's your FA Cup QF draw:
Arsenal v Everton
Brighton & Hove Albion or Hull City v Sunderland
Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday or Charlton Athletic
Manchester City v Wigan Athletic

Over in Spain, Barcelona hit for six but Real joined them at the top, creating a sexy three-way. This will be a fun run-in in La Liga. Here's a complete weekend review. More tomorrow with The Scribes.

In Italy, Juventus, Roma, and Napoli were victorious, as well as Inter, who won a big one at Fiorentina. More tomorrow with The Scribes.

£300,000 per week? Not bad. Not bad, at all. That's what 'Ol Fake Hair looks set to earn when he puts pen to paper on a new deal with Manchester United. Sorry Chelsea, looks like he's staying put.

Yaya Toure is a player we've always admired at SSN. Strong, smart, willing -- he occasionally gets a bit rough on the pitch, but you've gotta think he's a pretty decent dood. The BBC has a nice feature on how the lad from Abidjan made it to the big time.

Pedro is a player who doesn't always get the headlines at Barcelona but remains a critical piece of the Catalan club's successful puzzle. Sid Lowe? Please interview Pedro.

Bizarre scenes in Spain over the weekend as teargas flooded the pitch during Villarreal's match with Celta Vigo. For an explanation, let's go back to Sid Lowe.

Totally not cool.
That'll be fine to get things rolling...



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