Still fresh from that feast served by Spurs and Boro I thought to put my ideas on paper, (screen) while my memory of the event is as clear as it will ever be.
As of earlier in the afternoon today, former FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has been sacked. The club’s administration has announced the replacing manager for Valverde as former Real Betis coach, Quique Setien Solar. Setien has been chosen by the FC Barcelona administration and as of now signed a two-and-a-half year managerial contract with the Spanish Fútbol club officially ending in June of 2022. Tomorrow is when he will be formally announced as the club’s new manager and will be shown to the public formally in a news press conference and at a managerial presentation on the field.
I was born in Portugal and from a very young age had an inexplicable passion for football in general and for S.L.Benfica in particular; born in F.C.Porto heartland with a family of their supporters there was no reason for my affiliation, much less the crying and refusal to feed myself when results weren't what I desired, thankfully I was young maybe not as young as you would like but young nevertheless.
If time of possession counted toward the final score in soccer, Saturday afternoon’s Girls Class A meeting between Somers and John Jay would have been a blowout. But the Tuskers will still take the narrow 3-2 victory they held on for, and as long they keep the handy work with their feet going forward, the success should continue.
I'll admit it. I'm not the biggest fan of football. I've never exactly followed a specific team and if anybody asks me who I support I usually tell them the first one that springs to mind. Luckily, for me, that's seemed to work on every occasion and never gone much further than a "great season you've had" icebreaker. Apart from that, I tend to hide in the crowd and pretend I know what I'm talking about. In reality, however, I'm the most out of depth person in the room. And funnily enough – I'm perfectly fine with that.
Liverpool whittled down their magic number to 39 with a 2-0 win over Sheffield United at Anfield on Thursday night. Thirty-nine more points and they’ll be champions of England for the 19th time. These 39 steps lead up a cliff, rather than down it.
Douglas Adams famously wrote in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy that "The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42." For Liverpool, after their 1-0 win over Wolves at Anfield on Sunday, that’s exactly right.
So here we have it, after sweeping all before them in 2019, conquering Europe and coming so close to domestic glory, Liverpool now have the chance to end 2019 with a bang.
My experience with Knockerball USA as an affiliate was not very good. Yes, the idea of making the business of bubble soccer flourish sounds quite fun. However, the idea is not as ideal as the company sells it to be. It is a low budget business, as far as starting it, but it will drain your pockets if the person does not get on it right away.