Rafa Benitez’s loyalty to Sacchi could be his undoing at Real Madrid | FourFourTwo

Rafa Benitez’s loyalty to Sacchi could be his undoing at Real Madrid | FourFourTwo

If the Real Betis game is anything to go by then he’ll be just fine. If, as the season goes on, the goals don’t come so easily and the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale continue to frustrate and be frustrated then, yes, he’ll be in hot water. Pretty much the same with any Real Madrid coach though.

Your TV football dilemma: spend more and get the same | Barney Ronay | Football | The Guardian

Your TV football dilemma: spend more and get the same | Barney Ronay | Football | The Guardian

While this goes mainly to the British audience, I’m sure some in the US are annoyed with having to pay extra for sports packages that still may not get you everything you want.

Should Jose Mourinho Be Fearing His Chelsea Future as Pressure Mounts? | Bleacher Report

Should Jose Mourinho Be Fearing His Chelsea Future as Pressure Mounts? | Bleacher Report

I don’t think he’ll fear anything. He’ll just leave if he gets too fed up. Third year syndrome. Looks like he won’t be building a dynasty after all.

Saido Berahino and John Stones ‘non-deals’ highlight shift in Premier League power as Spurs and Chelsea fail to get their way – Transfers – Football – The Independent

Saido Berahino and John Stones ‘non-deals’ highlight shift in Premier League power as Spurs and Chelsea fail to get their way – Transfers – Football – The Independent

Really good piece here. I do hope West Bromwich and Everton hold on to their respective players.

Kicking it old school: how the traditional winger is coming back into fashion | FourFourTwo

Kicking it old school: how the traditional winger is coming back into fashion | FourFourTwo

Definitely a lot of wingers, or players who are more wingers than anything else, on show this season but I have a few issues with other points in this article.

Milner has played centrally before and many would agree it’s his best position and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still playing mostly wide even if his eventual position may be in the middle. Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t a forward and Lamela played can play as a No. 10. Also, Bale playing as No. 10 isn’t for creativity, its for goals, which is what happened against Real Betis this weekend.

Basically, there’s a thing such as versatile players.

Alberto Paloschi: Serie A’s underrated and unappreciated front-man | Squawka News | Player Analysis

Alberto Paloschi: Serie A’s underrated and unappreciated front-man | Squawka News | Player Analysis

He was at the double this weekend against Lazio, maybe they really should consider picking him up, and looks a decent player. As always in recent years, Milan letting go young talent before giving them a proper shot.