Chatter from the sidelines
- Man City dealt huge blow as star a doubt for Juventus and others could miss West Ham clash Sergio Aguero might be out
- Jose Mourinho directs foul-mouthed rant at Roberto Martinez as Chelsea’s season LOL, it's been fun to watch Mourinho go into meltdown.
- Jose Mourinho upset Chelsea staff over Eva Carneiro treatment, is feuding with Diego Costa and the squad are unhappy: have Blues stars given up on their manager?
Bit of gossip with the mood around Chelsea. The flair players like Oscar, Willian and Hazard want to play with more flair, Abromovich wants more academy talents in the team (there was shock that Mourinho sanctioned a loan to Vitesse for a seriously talented academy midfielder, especially after Mourinho promised Abromovich that he'd make way in the team for academy talents, that's why Chelsea didn't buy big this year as much as they used to, because Abromovich (understandably) doesn't see why Chelsea can't follow Spurs and use some academy talents), the player's wives are allegedly unhappy with what Mourinho did with Dr Caniero, who wishes to sue Chelsea because Mourinho refuses to reinstate her in her job
- Emmanuel Adebayor faces fight to join another English club Spurs finally cut Adebayor loose
- Cristiano Ronaldo becomes all-time leading Real Madrid La Liga goalscorer This keeps coming up on my TL, so it must mean something to people
Gossip in photos
Bayern Munich players walked out with some young refugees in front of their fans.
Gareth Bale feels more involved under Rafa Benitez, according to Spanish papers. Oooh, a bit of gossip, because nothing sweetens a cup of tea better. Bale's agent said that when Gareth Bale was 15 and getting a name for himself, he (the agent) raised the idea of Gareth Bale playing for England when the time came. You see, Bale could have qualified because his mum's mother was English, and he'd been in English academies since eight, and qualified as homegrown. Bale's father was not having it, totally raged at the agent, and said that Gareth would play for Wales internationally, or not at all. The agent still bemoans the fact that Bale would have made more money with England in terms of endorsements and whatnot. Why this gossip, you might ask? Because the same agent is managing Jack Grealish, the lad from Aston Villa who has to choose between playing for Ireland (he played on their youth teams) or playing for England (got invited to play in an U20 match, iirc, but withdrew for unspecified reasons).
Sunderland 0 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur
Ryan Mason cinched the solo goal and three points in the dying gasps of the game.
Anatomy of Ryan Mason's move. So textbook, such a perfect video game move that involved three players in the final third before Mason got clattered by the keeper
Kane didn't score, but did this. I'm getting 'From Here To Eternity' feels
I can't find a picture of Eric Dier, who deserved his MOTM status. Outed dangerous fires, shouting at people so they could get into position. Provided enough stability in the Mason-Dier pivot so Mason could get ahead. Tom Carroll is in this picture, and I wish Pochettino would use him more. Pacey, can find and make space and width. Carroll is another academy talent. I gotta say though, Spurs is such a young team, their naivete is a concern
Leicester 3 - 2 Aston Villa
Villa threw their two point lead away, ridic.
Dyer, currently on loan from Swansea risked injury for the third and final goal
Jack Grealish might still be deciding if his heart remains Irish or if he wants to play for England but his first goal for Villa showed where his young club heart lies. It was a beautiful goal
Inter 1 - 0 AC Milan
Mario Balotelli in action this weekend. He's also in a chapter in Steven Gerrard's new book, which The Daily Mail is running excerpts of. NGL, I wish Gerrard had held off writing it until he retired, because he's still raw about some stuff
Keenly contested match with some good moments, but Inter came up trumps in the end
Schalke 04 2- 1 Mainz 05
The blue wall
What does this word mean?
Huntelaar did something.
OP: done! Cheers, jeers, corrections and commentary pushback, you know the drill!