Episode 1015: Zlatan’s Magic Knee, Pogba Story, Pulis’ Points Problem, B & I Burnley, Moyes’ Depressive Realism
The returns from injury of Pogba and Zlatan helped Manchester United to enjoy their best day in a while, as Manchester City had another of those now-quite-normal days where they play some of the most stunning football in the history of the Premier League. Are Guardiola’s team not getting the credit they deserve?
“Lions dont recover like humans”
SIMPLEMENTE ZLATAN. pic.twitter.com/fNWXrt32XP
— Manchester United (@ManUnited_GO) November 18, 2017
It was a bad day for British football managers, as Tony Pulis was sacked by West Brom and David Moyes started his time at West Ham with a 2-0 defeat against Watford. We discuss their travails with John Brewin and Jacob Steinberg.
tony pulis has been sacked by west brom. even though he’s never been relegated it was probably time to go https://t.co/TyhKPD66aW
— Ken Early (@kenearlys) November 20, 2017
Tony Pulis has been sacked by @WBA. Looking around at those available the best man to help them stay up could well be….Tony Pulis.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 20, 2017
Meanwhile, with a jocular post after their win in the North London derby, Arsenal inadvertently sicked a lot of their 12 million Twitter followers onto the journalist Adam Crafton, who had posted a combined Arsenal-Spurs XI consisting entirely of Tottenham players.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 18, 2017
Crafton noted the following day that he had since been subjected to sustained homophobic and anti-Semitic abuse, including death threats. Do clubs with gigantic followings need to take more care, or do journalists need to toughen up?
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.@RichieSadlier asks @PStewy103 about the impact child abuse had on Paul in his adult life, and why finding a new set of friends was a necessary step in his recovery from cocaine addictionhttps://t.co/UuFQoKPV1k pic.twitter.com/dSUrWAkeXm
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