Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Hooligan's Daily: England's old guard managers nearing new jobs

Yesterday's Scores
Premier League
Brighton & Hove Albion 0-0 Crystal Palace

Leicester City 2-1 Tottenham
(Vardy 13', Mahrez 45+1')-(Kane 79')

Watford 2-4 Manchester United
(Deeney PK 77', Doucoure 84')-(Young 19', 25', Martial 32', Lingard 86')

West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Newcastle United
(Robson-Kanu 45+1', Field 56')-(Clark 59', Evans OG 83')

Copa del Rey- Round of 32 Second Leg
Malaga 1-1 Numancia (2-3 on aggregate)
(Adrian 19')-(Elgezabal 53')

Leganes 1-0 Real Valladolid (3-1 on aggregate)
(Tito 34')

Celta Vigo 1-0 Eibar (3-1 on aggregate)
(Aspas PK 90')

Levante 1-1 Girona (3-1 on aggregate)
(Morales 75')-(Mojica 33')

Real Madrid 2-2 Fuenlabrada (4-2 on aggregate)
(Mayoral 63', 70')-(Milla 25', Portilla 89')

Coppa Italia- Fourth Round
Cagliari 1-2 Pordenone Calcio
(Dessena 18')-(Lopez 7', Bassoli 62')

SPAL 0-2 Cittadella
(Konate OG 13', Schenetti 87')

Sampdoria 4-1 US Pescara
(Kownacki 2', 74', Ramirez 9', Caprari 31')-(Benali 52')

Ligue 1
SC Amiens 2-1 Dijon FCO
(Kakuta 3', Cornette 50')-(Kwon 15')

Strasbourg 0-0 Caen

Bordeaux 3-0 St. Etienne
(Mendy 5', 57', Malcom 31')

European League Tables

Headlines
Two old English managers that never seem to go away for good are close to getting new Premier League gigs. Alan Pardew and Sam Allardyce always seem to pop up whenever some mid-table club falls on hard times and needs saving from a familiar name with a reputation for keeping teams in the top flight. Allardyce is reportedly on his way to Everton, which says a lot about how far that club has fallen. The club have but one win in seven tries under interim manager David Unsworth and need the help of Big Sam to keep them from suffering the unthinkable fate of relegation.

Meanwhile, West Bromwich Albion, who just cast aside a boring British coach in Tony Pulis, are on their way to hiring another one. Alan Pardew appears set to take over that gig, with the sole mission of keeping them from dropping to the Championship. He reportedly is signing a deal that will last until 2020, but I give him until the middle of next season before they get bored with him and toss him to the curb. It's just what happens with Pardew. And Allardyce too.

Meanwhile, back in the States, D.C. United might be forced to play a few home games away from their home city. The new Audi Field won't be ready to start the season on time, and the club were hoping to start the season with a string of away matches, much like Toronto FC did in 2015 and 2016 while BMO Field received its renovations. The league, fearing competitive balance towards the end of the season, doesn't want them to do this. So United may have to play home games in either Baltimore, Annapolis, or Richmond before their new home opens. Between two and four matches are expected to be moved to one of those far off locales.

Today's Matches
Premier League
Arsenal v. Huddersfield Town- 2:45pm
AFC Bournemouth v. Burnley- 2:45pm
Chelsea v. Swansea City- 2:45pm
Everton v. West Ham- 2:45pm- NBC Universo
Manchester City v. Southampton- 3pm
Stoke City v. Liverpool- 3pm- NBCSN

Copa del Rey- Round of 32 Second Leg
Barcelona v. Murcia- 1:30pm- beIN
Real Sociedad v. Lleida- 1:30pm
Sevilla v. Cartagena- 1:30pm
Athletic Bilbao v. Formentera- 3:30pm
Atletico Madrid v. Elche- 3:30pm
Las Palmas v. Deportivo La Coruña- 3:30pm

Coppa Italia- Fourth Round
Sassuolo v. Bari 1908- 9am
Chievo Verona v. Hellas Verona- 12pm
Torino v. Carpi- 3pm

Ligue 1
Angers v. Stade Rennes- 1pm
Guingamp v. Montpellier- 1pm
Olympique Lyonnais v. Lille- 1pm
Metz v. Olympique Marseille- 1pm
Nantes v. AS Monaco- 1pm
Toulouse v. Nice- 1pm
Paris Saint-Germain v. Troyes- 3pm- beIN

MLS Cup Playoffs- Conference Finals Second Leg
Toronto FC v. Columbus Crew SC- 7:30pm- FS1

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