Hello, good evening sports fans I hope you’re well, looking after yourselves and are in good health. We need to talk and in particular, we need to talk football.
The Premier League season, which is barely six games old, has already produced drama on and off the field. Usually, the managerial mayhem starts around October time, but this year it’s already begun!
There have been two managerial casualties, it is a case of put your hand up if you would have said they would have been Thomas Tuchel of Chelsea and Scott Parker of Bournemouth.
Unless you’re a liar, you wouldn’t have put your hand up, maybe you would have guessed Scott Parker and you would have been right. The results for The Cherries although disappointing weren’t catastrophic.
Yes, you read that right, I am trying to argue losing 9-0 to Liverpool and 3-0 to Arsenal are not bad results. There is a sense of realism needed for the Bournemouth bosses and Maxim Denim.
The 41-year-old Parker was very outspoken about the lack of backing in the transfer market he was getting, which is what arguably lead Denim and co to wield the axe.
It can be argued, that this was the same reason why Champions League winner (with Chelsea) Thomas Tuchel was given the sack. The former Borussia Dortmund and PSG boss, who is a brilliant manager, arguably is a bit difficult to work with.
The 49-year-old won’t be short of admirers and maybe a return to his homeland could await him. Leipzig need a manager and if BVB don’t have a good season, a reunion at Segunda Park could await. It appears to be seen, but The Sports Buff team wish him well.
If Tuchel does join Leipzig spare a thought for striker Timo Werner, who left Chelsea to go back to his former club. Brighton manager Graham Potter has been granted permission to speak to The Blues. Marc Cucurella, just can’t get away!
Talking of which, I am delighted to say, we will be getting Andy Rhodes to summarise some of the big sporting moments, from boxing to football and more, he will be airing those thoughts in his column.
Back to the Premier League and matters on the pitch and much to the surprise of many Arsenal lead the way (despite their 3-1 defeat to Manchester United last weekend), by two points, as champions Manchester City were held by Aston Villa.
That draw for Villa arguably kept boss Steven Gerrard in a job. The same could be said for Everton boss Frank Lampard, whose Everton side drew 0-0 with neighbours Liverpool.
One manager who many thought was under pressure was Man United manager Erik Ten Haag, but a four-game winning run has arguably put end to that.
But down the East Lanc’s, in Liverpool, if their indifferent start to the season continues then maybe people will be questioning boss Jurgen Klopp. Ridiculous I know, but it would reflect the crazy nature of the season.
This is my opinion, but do you agree?
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