Friday, January 18, 2013

Adkins Sacked, Subbuteo Streaker, Wahl Interviews Klinsmann, The Joy of Six

Nigel Adkins has been sacked as manager of Southampton and replaced by former Espanyol boss Mauricio Pochettino, the club have announced. And that's how we'll begin our Friday. Not sure you could expect much more from Southampton. They're not in a relegation spot at the moment. We'll see how this Pochettino fares. If nothing else, it's an excuse to bring back The Donald.

Grant Wahl talks to United States National Team gaffer Jurgen Klinsmann. Jurgen says he and Donovan have been texting but Landycakes won't meet him for coffee. Too bad.

Let's jump to The Joy of Six. Derby County is Mrs. SSN's favorite team. This Friday, they're featured in something called Nottingham Forest v Derby County memories. One memory includes a nipple bite from Stuart Pearce. Have at it.

Eduardo Alvarez is looking forward to the weekend in La Liga. Pep's departure still dominates the headlines but there are matches to be played. Barcelona will be in San Sebastian (we bet Phil Ball will take in the match) and Real Madrid will try to get back on track with a tough trip to Valencia. Atlético Madrid vs. Levante could be interesting, too.

Over in Italy there are a few juicy fixtures on tap. Roma host Inter Milan and Fiorentina welcome Napoli to, well, Florence. Elsewhere, leaders Juve host Udinese. Here's full preview of the weekend menu.

Happy Birthday Pablo Zabaleta
It's snowing a bunch over in England so there might be some fixture cancelations. Let's hope not. Here's a preview of the action. Once again, Sunday brings the best fare, with Arsenal at Chelsea and Manchester United at Tottenham. The Editor has had the "pleasure" of attending the Chelsea vs. Arsenal fixture a few times over the years at Stamford Bridge and at Highbury. In fact, he's still haunted by a Drogba goal in front of the Shed End in 2010 and THAT Wayne Bridge goal in the Champions League Quarter-Final Second-Leg in 2004. The Editor was not at the match in 2011 when Cunt Terry "slipped" and Arsenal won. The Editor will not be at the match on Sunday. Hmmmm. 

Finally today, thanks to our Ligue 1 expert JD, we all get to bid for this:



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