Saturday, February 13, 2016

Hooligan's Wake Up: Miazga not ready for Chelsea

La Liga
Sporting Gijon 2-2 Rayo Vallecano
(Guerrero 5;, Halilovic 45+1')-(Miku 39', Jozabed 58')

Mainz 2-1 Schalke 04
(Bussman 33', Baumgartinger 79')-(Belhanda 46')

Serie A
Carpi 1-3 AS Roma
(Lasagna 61')-(Digne 56', Dzeki 84', Salah 84')

Ligue 1
Stade Rennes 1-0 Angers
(Moutou OG 90+1')

Liga MX
Veracruz 1-1 Club America
(Andrade 51')-(Sambueza 30')

Toluca 1-1 Atlas
(Triverio PK 64')-(Duque 67')

Santos 1-2 Monterrey
(Djaniny 66')-(Pabon 21', Cardona 57')

With Kurt Zouma sidelined for the nest half year or more, there was talk in American circles that Matt Miazga could be the one to step up in his place. The main evidence was his inclusion in Chelsea' Champions League roster. Guus Hiddink has shot that down before it could gain too much of a foothold. The interim Chelsea manager says the young American is not ready to step into the first team, and will instead continue to "get used to" Chelsea's methods.

Another hammer has been dropped in the FIFA scandal. Former general secretary Jerome Valcke has been banned from the game for 12 years thanks to his role in various forms of bribery. This is longer than the recommended nine year sentence that Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini received, but longer than the lifetime ban that some have called for.

Jermaine Jones is trying everything he can to get a better deal with New England. He was offered a massive pay cut over the offseason to remain with the club, despite having numbers that backup up keeping him in the squad. He posted a photo to his Instagram depicting New England's numbers both with and without him over the past two seasons. Overall, the Revs are 13W-6D-26L without him since 2014 and 21W-6D-12L with him in the lineup. The original post has since been deleted.

This one comes as a shock. Lionel Messi, for all his greatness and career accolades, had never been named La Liga Player of the Month until this January. His six goals in six matches last month were certainly deserving of recognition.

Today's Matches
Premier League
Sunderland v. Manchester United- 7:45am- NBCSN
AFC Bournemouth v. Stoke City- 10am
Crystal Palace v. Watford- 10am
Everton v. West Bromwich Albion- 10am- NBCSN
Norwich City v. West Ham- 10am- USA
Swansea City v. Southampton- 10am
Chelsea v. Newcastle- 12:30pm- NBCSN

Borussia Dortmund v. Hannover 96- 9:30am- FS2
SV Darmstadt 98 v. Bayer Leverkusen- 9:30am
VfB Stuttgart v. Hertha Berlin- 9:30am
VfL Wolfsburg v. FC Ingolstadt 04- 9:30am
Werder Bremen v. TSG Hoffenheim- 9:30am
FC Koln v. Eintracht Frankfurt- 12:30pm- FS2

La Liga
Real Madrid v. Athletic Bilbao- 10am- beIN
Villarreal v. Malaga- 12:15pm
Valencia v. Espanyol- 2:30pm
Deportivo la Coruna v. Real Betis- 4:05pm

Serie A
Empoli v. Frosinone- 9am
Chievo Verona v. Sassuolo- 12pm
Juventus v. Napoli- 2:45pm- beIN

Ligue 1
Paris-St. Germain v. Lille- 11am
GFC Ajaccio v. Troyes- 2pm
Guingamp v. Bordeaux- 2pm
Montpellier v. Toulouse- 2pm
Nantes v. Lorient- 2pm
Stade de Reims v. Bastia- 2pm

Liga MX
Cruz a\Azul v. Queretaro- 6pm- Univision Deportes
UANL v. Tijuana- 8pm- Univision Deportes
Dorados de Sinaloa v. Pumas UNAM- 10pm- ESPN Deportes

No comments:

Post a Comment