On this episode we discuss Watford sacking Silva and name Gracia as new head coach 9 hours later! We also discuss Sanchez moving to Man United and a legend retiring all that and we round up all the latest EPL results starting with Chelsea vs Brighton.
- Brighton 0 – 4 Chelsea
- Arsenal 4 – 1 Crystal Palace
- Man City 3 – 1 Newcastle
- Leicester 2 – 0 Watford
- Stoke 2 – 0 Huddersfield
- Everton 1 – 1 West Brom
- Burnley 0 – 1 Man United
- West Brom 1 – 1 Bournemouth
- Southampton 1 – 1 Tottenham
- *Swansea vs Liverpool – This game had not kicked off at the time of recording. Dan said he would be surprised if Liverpool does not score 4 or more goals in this game and bet me beers they would…Liverpool ended up losing 1-0 so looks like beers are coming my way 🙂
Our Pub Player of the Week
Eden Hazard for his mesmerizing display against Brighton. Scoring a brace in the process.
Our Pub Gaffer of the Week
We picked Paul Lambert for taking charge of his first Stoke game and giving them a royal kick up the arse! As well as picking up the win they also kept a clean sheet.
On 16 January 2018, Ronaldinho confirmed his retirement from Football.
A true Legend of the beautiful game. He played football in a childlike way, always for the love of the game and always with a smile on his face. Below is a link to an open letter Ronaldinho wrote to his 8 year-old self. Its a fantastic letter explaining how life will be for the 8 year-old Ronaldinho.
This is a quote that stuck out for me:
“You’re not going to feel sadness right away. That will come later. A few years from now, you will accept that Dad is never coming back on earth. But what I want you to understand is that every time you have a ball at your feet, Dad will be with you.
When you have a football at your feet, you are free. You are happy. It’s almost like you are hearing music. That feeling will make you want to spread joy to others.”
It;s a great insight into the mind of Ronaldinho. It was this Brazilian that gave the nudge for Messi to come through the ranks at Barca. He gave him only this advise:, “Play with happiness. Play free. Just play with the ball.” The rest is history.
A true legend of the game. A person that truly embodied everything his Dad told him before he past away, Play free.
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