Thursday, October 29, 2015

Hiatus to Focus on Pitch Rivals

Hello! It's time to close SSN Headquarters for a spell to focus on Pitch Rivals. A few of us are working hard to get that fun site flying and that means SSN will have to take a back seat while we refocus our energy. Not to fear, SSN will be back, but for now, please follow Pitch Rivals on The Socials.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

What's In Your Wallet?, Sid in Spain, Paolo in Italy, Tim in Brazil, Bournemouth

Hey now! Good Day to you! We're going to jump right into today's fray with our Scribes. Lovely.

Where? South America. Who? Tim Vickery. What? Higuain back for Argentina but will Martino pass his Brazil test?

Where? Germany. Who? Raphael Honigstein. What? Aubameyang rockets into the hearts of Borussia Dortmund fans

Wow! ESPN The Magazine has an article about Bournemouth's rise to the top division. We should have a look, no?

Barney Ronay is taking a look at the Premier League situation. He says this: A settled-looking team and strong form give Arsenal reasons for cheer but Manchester City and United are better than the derby suggested and should soon hit their stride as players bed in. Mike Goodman is also taking a closer look. But, he's interested in the race for fourth.

Tuesday! Time for Marcotti's Musings. This week, Gab is gabbing that the Manchester derby lacked star quality, Mourinho woe, Madrid and Barca win.

OK. Matches today. We've got a bunch of tasty League Cup matches in England and one match in Serie A in Italy. And this from Alan Smith: Carvalhal makes Wednesday feel special after José Mourinho’s help. Oh, and Charlie Nicholas has some Carling Cup Predictions, too.

Right! That'll do.



Monday, October 26, 2015

No Goals in Manchester, Chelsea Crisis, Villa Sack Sherwood, Fiorentina Beat Roma, Súarez Hat Trick, Grant Wahl on Thiago, MLS Decision Day

"Go up there."
He's up there.
Hello there! Welcome to another week. It was a fairly decent couple of days of footie, all things considered. Sadly, no goals in the BORING Manchester Derby, but there were plenty of other interesting results. Like West Ham's defeat of Chelsea. And Roma's win in Florence. Let's hit it.

West Ham 2 - 1 Chelsea: Paul Doyle at Upton Park
West Ham 2 - 1 Chelsea:
Iain MacIntosh: Chelsea in Crisis
Manchester United 0 - 0 Manchester City: Jamie Jackson at Old Trafford
Manchester United 0 - 0 Manchester City: Barney Ronay at Old Trafford
Manchester United 0 - 0 Manchester City: Five Talking Points
Manchester United 0 - 0 Manchester City: Three Thoughts
Liverpool 1 - 1 Southampton: Paul Wilson at Anfield
Liverpool 1 - 1 Southampton: Three Thoughts
Arsenal 2 - 1 Everton: David Hytner at the Emirates Stadium
Arsenal 2 - 1 Everton: Three Thoughts
Sunderland 3 - 0 Newcastle: Louise Taylor at the Stadium of Light
Bournemouth 1 - 5 Tottenham: Dominic Fifield at the Vitality Stadium

Hungover today? Double your fun with a La Liga Hangover. Maybe the two will cancel each other out. Oh, and here are Five Things You Need To Know from La Liga's weekend fun. Review? Here. Really!? You want more from Spain? Geez. Fine. Here.

So. Villa sacked Tim Sherwood. No surprise, really. They sit bottom, they're not winning, they're far from convincing. Stuart James is on the case in Birmingham, where Sherwood's successor simply needs to keep the club up. Also taking a gander at the situation at Villa Park? Phil McNulty, that's who!

As mentioned above, the big match in Serie A was a big win for Roma at Fiorentina. Here's a Report of that encounter. And here's your Weekend Review.

Grant Wahl interviewed Bayern Munich's Thiago. Read it. Enjoy. Do it.

Right. So if you click on any of those MLS links just above, you'll note that MLS did something called Decision Day. It's the first time they've done it. Bird is on the case and says it went pretty well. Ok, then.

That'll do just fine. See youz tomorrow!