Episode 1160: Season’s Over, Game’s Gone
Barcelona threw away the chance to complete an unbeaten season in La Liga by resting Lionel Messi to ensure his availability for a moneymaking midweek friendly in South Africa. Meanwhile, Manchester City reached the 100-point mark in the Premier League. Is it too early to say The Game’s Gone?
???? PREMIER LEAGUE RECORDS BROKEN ????
16 away wins
18 successive wins
+79 goal difference
19 points gap to second#CENTURIONS #mancity
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 13, 2018
Also under discussion are Mauricio Pochettino’s “shtones” challenge to Daniel Levy, and the fact that Mikel Arteta is now the favourite to take over Arsenal.
Exclusive: Mauricio Pochettino to seek assurances on £150m squad overhaul before signing new Tottenham deal | @Matt_Law_DThttps://t.co/JTlKEsUqkD
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) May 14, 2018
We talk to Tariq Panja of the New York Times about some of the big changes that are being considered in football’s future. FIFA have been presented with a radical new idea for the World Club Cup – what has been suggested, and who is behind it? Arsene Wenger says a European super league is “inevitable” – is he right?
Devil in the detail: $25 billion mega offer to FIFA can be scrapped after four years: https://t.co/ewfPAHcWkO
— tariq panja (@tariqpanja) May 9, 2018
And what about a new threat to the TV money that financially underpins the game? Richard Keys and Andy Gray have thoughts…
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