Chatter from the sidelines
- Manchester City hold talks with Juventus star Paul Pogba erm... what?
- Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher: Arsenal need to buy top goalkeeper Ospina ain't it
- Eddie Howe on Monday Night Football: Bournemouth will buy British Hmm, they've been canny with id'ing their talent so far, like Southampton canny, savvy?
- Real Madrid must not 'go crazy' against Juventus in search of victory, says Dani Carvajal ahead of Champions League clash < a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3076677/Real-Madrid-not-crazy-against-Juventus-search-victory-says-Dani-Carvajal-ahead-Champions-League-clash.html#ixzz3Zu2YaP5F">No biting from you then. I honestly believe the reason why they downplayed the biting is that footballers saw what happened to Suarez and decided to close ranks around their own after that, so Carvajal got away with his actions with that Real Madrid vs Atletico match. The Goal Line (just as how police forces have 'the Blue Line' </a>
- Can Ronaldo lead Real past Juventus in semi? We will see
- Liverpool’s £7m bid for Serie A star must be more than doubled The LFC way- nickel and dime talent, haggle over price, only for bigger clubs to pay the price the other club wants and keep it moving, leaving us with dust. Dust.
- Genoa tumps Torino, approaches Europa League spot Ah, that's nice
- Spurs star Kane knows the merits of the Europa League and wants to qualify again Bless his light. I know Spurs fans would prefer to avoid it all together because Europa participation and PL success are mutually exclusive terms, but I appreciate his outlook on the competition, and according to Eriksen, a lot of younger players do appreciate the Europa competitions and what it means to their career. It means you have to win the rest of your matches, Tottenham!
- La Liga’s race looks run: Barcelona can rule again after Real Madrid falter ho hum
- La Liga strike: Court could decide on action Messi supports the strike, iirc
- Ali Mabkhout coming to a La Liga or PL side near you UAE national who caught eyes in the Asia cup. It doesn't hurt that if he becomes a player of note in La Liga or PL, the rewards could be huge re: interest in that particular time from that side of the world - and they gots money, oh yes
- Liverpool FC transfers: Danny Ings move inches closer after Burnley relegation no shade - okay, a LOT of shade- we can do better
- Fans in Malaysia urged to boycott Tottenham and Liverpool games Well, both clubs need to work on their preseason anyway
- Jose Mourinho is the 'greatest'... but Pep Guardiola needs more time to reach level of Chelsea boss, says Diego Maradona
I just love me some troll Mou though
- Bayern legend Matthaus critical of Pep approach okay
- Real Madrid target David De Gea heads home to Spain after being given time off by Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal
The saga continues
Arsenal 0 -1 Swansea
This is what happened last night. Goal technology for yo' ass
Swansea- where Arsenal, Spurs and Southampton cast offs go to rejuvenate their careers- and how! Fabianski was in fine fettle last night. Oh, papí
Gomis has done an about face in recent months. In January, he said that he wanted to leave the club (since Bony was doing a big money to move to City- which hasn't gone well) but Monk talked him off the ledge, and he's learned a bit more English, and giving more and getting more
Well done to Swansea! It's well known that Garry Monk wants to do Europa (praise- but like any Spurs fan will tell you, Europa gets real old, real quick). Swansea under Monk are a point off Southampton. If Spurs and Southampton lose their last matches, Swansea might move into sixth place!
Fabianski be on that LINE! He was deemed man of the match due to his constant saves
Goal line technology, mates
LOL and true. But sorry, let me speak a few words on Garry Monk. A former Swansea player, he played for the club from their journey in League 1 to Division 1 to Premier League. He's played under Martinez, Rodgers and Laudrup. His 'philosophy' seems to be more pragmatism than say possession or flair. One of the reasons might be the fact that Swansea tends to get players who are surplus to requirements at clubs like Southampton (Cork), Spurs (Glyfsson), Arsenal (Fabrianski) who come to Swans to get playing time, or to resurrect their careers. In addition, they tend to keep an eye out for European talent in smalls clubs that aren't probably good enough for the sky six teeams, and he brings them in and trains them up to the standard. I know that he's flown under everyone's radar this season (although I've been telling people to keep an eye on the Swans), but Wenger is right when he said that Monk should be manager of the year. He's done and gained so much with so little (in terms of transfer budgets, etc). I expect great things from Monk in the future.
OP: done! Any cheers, jeers, commentary pushback, you know the drill! Oh, and if someone could do the missing tags in this post... Thank you!