English Premier League 2021/22

#27      
Montgomery, IL
Conte to Spurs is official. Better late than never.
 
#30      
It was confirmed earlier this week where many of the sports properties that were on NBCSN would end up when the channel goes off the air at the end of the year. Most of the sports including Premier League will move to USA with some sports airing on CNBC, E!, as well as Peacock.
 
#32      
Another day, another sacking. This time it's Aston Villa manager Dean Smith. Villa have lost their last 5 matches with the last win coming in late September at Old Trafford. 3rd sacking in last week and 5th in last 5 weeks.

Names being mentioned as replacements for Smith include Steven Gerrard and Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.
 
#35      
Premier League announced today that the 2022-23 season, which will be interrupted in November and December by the World Cup, will begin August 6, 2022 (one week earlier than this season) and conclude on May 28, 2023 with Premier League matches returning on Boxing Day, 8 days after the World Cup final: https://www.espn.com/soccer/english...ter-2022-world-cup-final-in-calendar-shake-up

Premier League will have 16 consecutive game weeks to begin the season, through the weekend of November 12-13, and will then pause for the World Cup.
 
#36      
NBC has come to a new 6-year extension with the Premier League for the U.S. TV rights: https://soccer.nbcsports.com/2021/11/18/premier-league-nbc-sports-partnership/

Reportedly, the deal is for $2.6 billion. The new deal begins next season and runs through the 2027-28 season. By the end of the new contract, NBC will have had the U.S. TV rights to the Premier League for 15 years. All 380 matches will air across the the NBC Universal platforms in both English and Spanish.
 
#40      
And now it's official...Ole is out: https://www.espn.com/soccer/manches...manchester-united-after-dismal-watford-defeat

Former Manchester United player Michael Carrick, who was on Ole's staff, has been named caretaker manager with the team intending to appoint an interim manager through the remainder of the season.

And then there's this report that Ole was too stubborn to make changes and the players lost faith in his system: https://www.espn.com/soccer/manches...bed-offers-of-supportstars-lost-faith-sources