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Tis a strange schedule. You get one Premiership fixture each day, at bizarre times. Saturday has ONLY the early bird special, which features Euro-curious Wolves away to “just happy to be here” Villa (7:30, NBCSN). I feel like a lunatic setting me alarms for this. But I will. Saints at Moose Hornets is your Sunday brunch (11:30, NBCSN). Surely, nobody needs (or wants) an alarm for that’un.
Most of the British action is the FA Cup quarters, 1 match on Saturday, 3 on Sunday. Knifey/Arsenal is the pick of the lot (8:00, Sun). And I think ESPN is broadcasting all or at least some of these, filling that massive #ContentVoid. Originally, was all going to be ESPN+ only. I have it, but teevee box is easier for olds like Hippo.
Mighty Whitey are away to Leeds in HAWT Championship action (10:00, Sat). Had Litre’s homeys won last week, this would have been very tasty indeed. Alas, Fulham-ish happened. As it is wont to do.
Krauts have all their matches at the same time, because they aren’t the most fun group of ppls. Various Fox/FS entities will carry sommet or another (9:30, Sat). I have given up betting them, the break tossed a spanner into my system. Fuck you, YOU have a problem.
Santander League is nice and spaced-out, both days. BeIn also has Kaylyn Kyle now (as pictured). Do you think she got my letters, and is just too shy to write back? I done told her not to feel pressured to use blood just cause I did. (smh obvs)
Most importantly – THE GODDAMNED REDSHITE WON’T BE AROUND FOR ANY OF IT. Yes, this past Thursday was a day to live in infamy, much like 9/11, but with Scandinavia replacing the Middle East as the outlier happy zone.
Pretend Man City?? Glad you asked! After 22 Prem fixtures of the 2046-47 season (SHUT UP)…my last remaining dream of an “Invincibles” season is still alive. 19-0-4, 16 points clear of 2nd position Bournemouth (stay alive FOAR this sweet reality, yeah right!), who I welcome to David Silva Community Stadium next. I will update y’all in the comments, as circumstances warrant.
I leave it to Wakey, Litre, and/or Ballsy to writes MOAR if they feel so inclined.
Balls: Barcelona tied a game away to Sevilla and that has allowed Real Madrid to tie them on points. Since Real won one El Clásico and tied the other, they would get the tiebreaker and win the league. There are only seven games left including today’s tilts.
Barcelona will visit Celta de Vigo today while Real Madrid go to Barcelona tomorrow to take on relegation-bound Espanyol.
I do recommend watching Athletic Bilbao take on Mallorca in the early early morning for those of you with little babies.
A special note to pass along: Australia and New Zealand were named as hosts for the 2023 Women’s World Cup!!
I don’t know what will be happening in my life then, but it sounds like it would be an awesome trip! Who’s in? DFO Road Trip!