Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Grab: 05.07

With Manchester United clinching the Premier League crown yesterday, Jose Mourinho is getting a head start on wondering how he's going to shuffle the deck at Stamford Bridge. How does the Special One do so, you ask? By laying the blame, of course. [The Age]

Remember when Arsene Wenger's boys were in four cup competitions one week and then none in a matter of 10 days? No one (including this blog) seemed to be paying attention to Arsenal Ladies. Vic Akers, who seemed embarassed as he flashed the European Cup tropy last week at the Emirates, has lead his team to an unpredecented quadruple. Not too shabby for the Gunners' kit manager. [UEFA]

Sources close to Big Sam Allardyce claim the gum-chomping, Bluetooth-wearing, bung-taking, father of idiot son, newly-resigned Bolton manager will become soon-to-be-resigning Newcastle manager. [ITV]

Newly-promoted side Sunderland clinch the Championship title with a 0-5 walloping of Luton Town, as Birmingham eat it in a 1-0 defeat at Preston. After keeping his mouth shut for the most part during his reign over the Black Cats, Keano's a little pissed there wasn't a trophy presentation.

Despite nearly bottling it in the end for PSV, manager Ronald Koeman will remain in charge of the Eredivisie winners. Leaving it late, PSV clinched their third domestic title in a row after edging out a resurgent Ajax on goal difference.

If Mrs. AC has been wondering what to get AC for Eid al-Adha, I think the good folks over at The Offside have found it. [The Offside, Culture of Soccer]


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