Thursday, October 24, 2013

Russian Racists, The Zlatan Strikes, Holloway Sacked

Good grief. Man City's win in Moscow was overshadowed by racist chants from CSKA fans. Of course, the club say "nothing special happened." What does that mean, exactly? Assholes. At least City won the match. Elsewhere, their Manchester rivals United won at Old Trafford. Richard Jolly was there.

We've been treated to loads of extraordinary goals already this season. Over in Belgium last night, The Zlatan scored four against Yank Abroad Sacha Kljestan and his hapless Anderlecht. The Zlatan's second and third are, frankly, absurd. Enjoy:

Back at the Bernabéu, Ronaldo did his best to keep up with the Swede's heroics by scoring two himself as Real Madrid downed Juventus. Sid Lowe was there and filed this report. Thanks, Sid!

This is a wrap of all of yesterday's Champions League activity. Let's talk about ten things of note from this latest round of the top European club competition, shall we? Excellent. Cheers.

Sorry, Ian, but you're fired.
As we assumed on Tuesday, Ian Holloway's bald dome was the first head to roll in the EPL this campaign. Dominic Fifield says he leaves dispirited Crystal Palace a tired and resigned man. No arguments from anyone here at SSN Headquarters. Rumors have it that Palace want Tony Pubis. Oh, dear...

Right. What else? Yes. There's another Champions League going on at the moment. CONCACAF has it's own little affair featuring the top clubs in the region. It allows teams like L.A. Galaxy to clash with El Salvador’s Isidro Metapán. Brian Straus is interested. Hit the link if you are as well.

Sticking with the United States, there is a new book and a new film that illustrate the passion surrounding the Seattle Sounders. Grant Wahl saw the film and says it's got some damn fine moments.

Since we've had so many great goals to enjoy of late, we'll conclude today with a collection of misses. Benzema had a nice one last night against Juve, and he gets things rolling. Enjoy.


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