English Premier League 2020-2021

#127      
Baja Ontario
LFC - 26 of 30 points in the final 10 matches, with wins in the final five, and moving from 8th in the table on Feb. 7 to 3rd at the end. Nat Phillips, who was headed to Swansea on loan, and Rhys Williams, who was to get playing time at the 6th level, solidified the centerback positions. Most definitely a positive finish and well punctuated by the fans in the stands at Anfield today. Now the wait for the first training match.
 
#128      
Montgomery, IL
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#131      
Brentford defeats Swansea City 2:0 in the EFL Championship play-off final, clinching the final promotion spot. For the Bees, it will be their first time playing English top-flight football since 1947.
 
#133      
Montgomery, IL
Certainly not the news I wanted to see today:


Nuno Espirito Santo appears to be the odds on favorite to replace Ancelotti. Other names being rumored include Eddie Howe, David Moyes, Antonio Conte, and Rafa Benitez with names like Graham Potter, Gareth Southgate, Paulo Fonseca, and Frank Lampard being seen as longshots.

Lots of rumblings today about Conte to Spurs. Of those available, he'd probably be my top choice.
 
#134      
Chicago
i think lampard should be given another chance.

otherwise, it's just the same old story between Sarri, Conte, Benitez, Ancelotti constantly moving clubs every couple of years. seems there's not much managerial stablility anymore. pep and klopp staying as long as they have is very fortunate for those clubs but they have to wonder how long they have until they move on too e.g. barca comes calling for pep again. and somehow many of these managers are winning titles in their first year (granted, they are great managers and they're typically not stepping into a dumpster fire unless jose was just sacked). i'm torn between wanting a proven winning manager even if only for a couple of years and giving arteta more time to re-build.
 
#136      
Montgomery, IL
Spurs insiders indicating that Conte is a done deal and Kane has agreed to stay on for at least the next 12 months.
 
#139      
Chicago
As if things weren't going swimmingly enough at Everton, now there are reports that Richarlison wants to join Ancelotti at Real Madrid.
real madrid only has eyes for mbappe at the moment. i'm hoping we can get odegaard back for more; much preferred him over ceballos.
 
#141      
Sounds like the Everton job is down to either Rafa Benitez or Roberto Martinez. Benitez has the support of the owner but his comments when he was Liverpool manager calling Everton a "small club" may not endear him to the Everton supporters. Martinez has the support of the director of football and the club chairman. Benitez's availability at the moment may also play in his favor.
 
#142      
Montgomery, IL
Spurs finally named Nuno Espirito Santo as manager today. Meh...
 
#143      
Rafa Benitez officially named manager of Everton.

I mean, I get why many in the Everton fanbase would be against it. Though to be honest I don't know if there was a much better option (i.e. available, which Roberto Martinez currently isn't) out there for them.

I'll be interested to see how much the roster turnover will be with Rafa at the helm. I know James has talked about leaving since Ancelotti is gone. Perhaps this move keeps him at Goodison Park.
 
#144      
Chicago
Spurs finally named Nuno Espirito Santo as manager today. Meh...
Rafa Benitez officially named manager of Everton.

I mean, I get why many in the Everton fanbase would be against it. Though to be honest I don't know if there was a much better option (i.e. available, which Roberto Martinez currently isn't) out there for them.

I'll be interested to see how much the roster turnover will be with Rafa at the helm. I know James has talked about leaving since Ancelotti is gone. Perhaps this move keeps him at Goodison Park.
neither one sound like great hires.

perhaps levy is finding it difficult to find someone to work with him?

rafa looks good on paper but i can understand the fans not being happy.
 
#145      
Montgomery, IL
perhaps levy is finding it difficult to find someone to work with him?
Levy's problem is that he's a cheap SOB. They could have had their pick of several managers, but most wanted more funds for themselves or a guarantee of funds available to spend on the squad. He finally found someone whose demands fit within his little box.