Managers

Wenger Watch: Who Are You And What Have Your Done With Arsenal?

After a scrappy, convincing win over Brighton & Hove Albion Sunday, we've been forced to confront a troubling idea. Arsenal have been acting awfully strange lately, grinding out wins against lesser teams instead of comically imploding. This is not what we signed up for.

We signed up for an Arsenal that's liable to do anything at any time for any reason, or no reason. And for the first few weeks of the season, that's what we got. Since the first international break, though, Arsenal have been acting sort of normal. 

Bruce Arena Names 26-Man Squad Charged With Saving Our Summer

October 6 and 10 could very well define our 2018 without having even celebrated the turning of the new year. Matches against Panama in Orlando and Trinidad & Tobago in Couva will decide the USMNT’s fate with regards to the world’s biggest sporting event. For those that like to measure the time between their birth and death with the probabilities of how many more World Cups they’ll be able to enjoy, failure to take anything less than four points could prove catastrophic.

Wenger Watch European Special: Theo Walcott Everybody!

The Wenger Watch is delighting in Theo Walcott's promising campaign to become the best Europa League player of all time. Theo got himself a first-half brace, followed by goals by Olivier Giroud (his 100th for Arsenal) and Rob Holding to hold off BATE Borisov, 4-2.

So, the Wenger-O-Meter continues its inexorable march toward Wenger "IN". We're getting close!

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Controversial Goal Spells Defeat For America, Driving Miguel Herrera Insane

With Liga MX resuming play following the devastating Central Mexico earthquake, Club America visited Leon on Wednesday looking to gather the three points that would help solidify their place near the top of the table. 

Things were looking up for Las Aguilas as they took the lead in the 53rd minute with a header from Pablo Aguilar.

Watch Josh Windass Take Out His Own Manager With An Epic Slide Tackle

The Old Firm is always lit, and this weekend's contest was no exception. Celtic won, sure, but the play of the game was undoubtedly Rangers midfielder Josh Windass' slide tackle on his own manager, Pedro Caixinha.

The two shared a laugh afterward, but we can't help but wonder if Windass will have to run a few extra wind sprints in training this week.

Now, if you'll excuse us, we're going to go back to giggling like schoolchildren at the name "Windass".

Wenger Watch: Takin' Care Of Business

Arsenal's 2-0 victory over West Brom Monday was . . . expected. Although they caught a couple breaks via the referee and Nacho Monreal's field awareness, Arsenal mostly took care of business and won by a scoreline that they were supposed to win by.

So, cool! We have accordingly adjusted the Wenger-O-Meter closer to the "IN" position. Wenger isn't quite out of the woods, but things are looking up!

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Jurgen Klopp Called A Press Conference A "Waste Of Time" After Someone Asked If He Was In Love With Any Of His Players

Pre-match press conferences are usually occasions for managers to give injury updates and talk about how their opponent is going to be tough, no matter who it is. This is a tried-and-true formula, and it mostly works as long as the journalists stick to said injury updates and platitudes about the other team. Let's be honest: no one ever learns anything at pre-match press conferences and it's amazing coaches don't answer every question with "I don't know, we haven't played the game yet."

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