- No way, Jose? Spurs boss Pochettino pictured having lunch with Alex Ferguson Is Pochettino being tapped up? Like I said yesterday, it would be a blow if he left the club at this moment in time, because most of the players only extended their contracts because he has given assurances that he'd be there. Manchester United won't even get CL football, and Spurs are there!
- West Ham fans smashing the Manchester United team bus to pieces outside Upton Park. I have a rant about West Ham, but not here
- Man United fans react angrily to news of Renato Sanches and Mats Hummels joining Bayern Hummels was always a lost cause, because he was making plans for Munich since his marriage, it seems. But Renato Sanches? That's a blow. According to sources, Bayern Munich decided to get into talks, and in two days, they stumped up the money and got it done. Bayern Munich supporters on my TL were all sniffy saying how Bayern would NEVER overspend, because they aren't as crass as the PL clubs. Yo, €80m including add ons for an eighteen year old. What is THIS?
- Juventus dG Beppe Marotta fined for asking officials to stop #VeronaJuve when @HellasVeronaFC fans racially abused @Cuadrado 1/2
- Manuel Pellegrini would consider Everton move if Roberto Martinez is sacked
To be honest, I'd have gone for DeBoer instead, but FDB probably talks out of school a bit too much
- Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez wanted by Juventus as Serie A champions also weigh up Edinson Cavani for summer transfer Welp
The grey areas are for UEFA interests.
The Spurs fans are in meltdown. LOL. So is Mourinho because supposedly he's already bought a house in Hale (posh area in Manchester). It would be sad to see Pochettino go give that he's half way through a project. It would be like if Klopp left LFC right now. The deflation would be real.
West Ham 3- 2 Manchester United
What was in the air at West Ham last night? I know the stadium is being demolished, but the club wanted to flog those chairs
Earlier in the day you had smoke bombs...
Police protecting the Manchester United bus
The Manchester United players were on the floor of the bus. They were pretty shaken and I can't blame them
Smashed the bus. The West Ham chairman blamed Manchester United (!!!) because they were running late. Have you ever driven around London? At all? (I avoid doing so if I don't have to)
West Ham has a song about bubbles, hence the bubbles. This is its mascot
The match was exciting, but I think the Manchester players had been pretty unsettled
Manchester United's defence was switched off and shocking. DeGea is good, but not a miracle worker
Right, so my rant. Yesterday, when I was listening to sport radio, I heard West Ham's chairman boasting (again) about the conditions in how West Ham got the new stadium. So, here my question/rant/observation.
With the new stadium, it appears that there won't be any overtures of engagement from the club to the wider community, because that supposedly got 'covered' by the stadium being built, yadda yadda, the mandate from way back when.
But that was back in 2012, and the club is going to be in that community for a long time, so why not engage in the community around it? I'm not saying that you are going to go to the (great) extreme of Manchester City where they've revitalised that community to the tune of multimillion pounds, but by God, most football clubs contribute to the community that they're a part of.
With West Ham's new stadium, they've boasted that they have sold all their season ticket allotment, the biggest in London (about 53k - only second to Manchester United), they won't have to pay for policing, stadium upkeep, stadium staff, will get a good cut of food services. Their subsidised stadium costs now makes the West Ham chairman boast that they can afford to spend GOOD money on strikers (word has it that Benteke is their sights) and after all of that, they aren't bothered with engaging in the community that they've carpetbagged themselves into. Sod off, West Ham. All right, I'm DONE!
And that is the gospel truth
Hummels translated statement explaining why he decided to leave for Bayern.