Good grief, people. How long will this international break go? It's been ages, it seems. The light is barely visible at the end of the tunnel, but it is visible. Let's see. Where to begin? Well, eveyone's favorite gum-smacking, earplug-wearing, leader of ankle-kickers Big Sam Allardyce is a gaffer again. He's up at the Stadium of Light trying to right that sinking ship. Good luck with that.
There were matches yesterday. There are matches today. Euro 2016 qualifiers, chiefly. The big question is this: Will the Netherlands make it? Previews? Fine. Here:
It's Tuesday and that means it's time for Marcotti's Musings. This week, Gab is gabbing that Jurgen Klopp talks sense, Michel Platini must convince, Euro success.
The U.S. play again tonight, but we couldn't care less. Well, perhaps if they lose and The Diving German gets the sack, we'll care. Barf. Grant Wahl calls him out here for tossing Fab Johnson under the bus. The whole thing is just a complete mess.
Lassana Diarra. Remember that guy? Word is, he's tearing it up and back in the French fold. Who new? Julien Laurens, that's who.