Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stoke & Sunderland, Ronny & Real Madrid Win UEFA Super Cup, Jonathan Wilson On Barcelona '99-'00, Raphael Honigstein In Germany

Errr...hello. Now I play in Spain. Now I wear the string.
And a very pleasant Hump Day to you and yours. As we predicted, there were Ronaldo biceps displayed yesterday as the FITTEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD scored twice to lead Real Madrid over Sevilla. Rob Phillips was at Cardiff City Stadium and filed this report. Joe Lovejoy was there, too. And...Mark Lomas has Three Points.

Loyal SSN followers will know that Phil McNulty is the Chief Football Writer for the BBC. Today, Phil released his predictions for the upcoming season. He thinks Chelsea will win the league. He thought Chelsea would win the league last year. Sticking to his guns, he is. Chelsea do have a top striker now in the form of Diego Costa. None other than Spanish Football Expert Sid Lowe thinks Costa is "perfect" for Chelsea. Look out!

Today's EPL previews are here. Stoke and Sunderland. What more is there to say?

Oh, Jonathan Wilson. You're such a wise scribe. Thank you for giving us this fascinating article about Barcelona in the late 1990s. Thanks for reminding us how Louis van Gaal shaped five top managers between 1997 and 2000. Here's the Stat of the Day: In 1997-2000 the present managers of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Chelsea, Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and Southampton were all either playing or working at Camp Nou. Wow.

Foh Shizzle.
Fast forward a few years and Barcelona now have Neymar. Is he more important to the club than Messi?

Everyone thinks Fellaini is leaving Manchester United. Funny, then, that he scored the winning goal in United's friendly victory last night over Valencia. Was it Screech's final act? If so, nice to score, but not nice to receive the attention he got from the United faithful.

Raphael Honigstein is reporting on Germany again! Outstanding. Today he's talking some Jürgen Klopp and Borussia Dortmund. Excellent.

More Premier League Previews? Sure. SB Nation has a Mega-Preview here.

We out.



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