The loss of Liverpool brings joy to too many
Maybe it’s just the exhaustion of a season that’s not over yet (thank you Nations League) but it’s been difficult not to get upset over the weekend that’s been on football Twitter.
“It was a shambles” – Robertson criticizes the organization of the Champions League final
YESTERDAY AT 09:54
Tribalism has long been part of the game, but it’s been exacerbated by social media, and on Saturday it seemed to extend well beyond the often innocent joy stolen from another club by simply losing a game (just look for the depressingly common ” Trash Can”) arch on Twitter and see for yourself).
What seems clear is that this would have happened due to the shortage of each group of fans and before it is mentioned in the reply – getting into the Real Madrid end wasn’t exactly easy either.
It could have been worse, let’s be thankful it wasn’t.
‘Not fair’ – Liverpool fans at the chaos at the stadium as people battle to qualify for the final
However, I can’t go into warm-up without congratulating Real Madrid. What else can be said that hasn’t happened yet? The most notable of all name-on-the-trophy KO campaigns, an innate ability to win and some mind-blowing performances along the way.
Started from the bottom:
Now they are here:
Forest chief executive Dane Murphy gave Steve Cooper the simple task of “bringing us up the table” after taking charge of a Forest side rooted at the end of the Championship in September, and so it wouldn’t be difficult to claim that promotion would have been beyond their wildest expectations for this season.
For many, Forest is a club that belongs in the Premier League but worries about the club that missed out. Huddersfield had the pathetic role of being the third-placed side hoping to earn promotion the hard way and they will also have felt badly done after some questionable refereeing and VAR decisions at Wembley yesterday.
A bitter pill after 49 domestic games, but there always has to be a winner and a loser in one of the games that decides the most.
On the one hand, this about-face left the club looking indecisive and clueless, on the other hand, the fact that the current Austria coach will not stay is a sign of an even fresher start under Erik ten Hag.
For the sake of balance, the latter seems more accurate. The flaws in this club’s structure were apparent to all long before Rangnick joined, but he has made few convincing arguments for staying in any capacity – while Ten Hag has every right to believe an advisor isn’t essential.
Rangnick was still able to leave a lasting impression. And that’s largely because United have sunk so low during his interim role (a 38 per cent win rate compared to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 54 per cent) that their problems have continued to be uncovered and therefore may have been addressed more clearly.
However, United fans won’t hold their breath as more structural changes are needed off the pitch to help Ten Hag and his new players on the field. Let’s see what summer brings, shall we?
IN OTHER NEWS
Mane & the Carousel?
A grumpy looking Sadio Mane reminds us that the transfer season is basically upon us.
That could put all clubs at ease as their players appear keen for a new challenge, but more factors will come into play in the days and weeks to come.
IN THE CHANNELS
It could be a busy week for the French football authorities. Those were the scenes following Saint Etienne’s relegation to Ligue 2…
There is a break, but only for a few days, as internationals begin on Wednesday – with the highlight Scotland v Ukraine for the right to play Wales and a place at the World Cup at stake.
Mbappe is ‘already forgotten’ – Real Madrid president Perez has attacked the PSG star
YESTERDAY AT 08:54
‘Dispute over’ – Ferdinand says Ballon d’Or now belongs to Karim Benzema
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