Friday, 19 July 2013

The Eagle Speaks

The first of a new feature here on the blog every Friday. The Eagle Speaks will be highlighting some of the news stories from the footballing world from the past week.

Palace signings
Phillips agrees a one year deal and the long awaited signing of Jose Campana is confirmed by the club. Steve Parish confirmed on Twitter that the club are looking to bring three or four more players. Could Croatian midfielder Orsic be next to sign?

Rooney to Chelsea
Chelsea confirm offer for the United striker which is suggested to be cash plus Mata or Luiz. Will he stay or will he go? Not sure how many people even care.

Ticket To Ride
Stoke have announced that coach travel to away games this season will be free as they are conscious how costly it can be to follow football. This is welcome news and more teams should follow with such incentives for fans.

No Wonga For Cisse
Striker refuses to wear the Newcastle shirt which is now sponsored by Wonga on religious grounds so pulls out of his teams tour to Portugal.

Womens Euros
Not wishing to be sexist but is anyone watching this competition? While England's exited the tournament last night, TalkSport wind up merchant Adrian Durham suggested that men should play in goal for the women's teams as female keepers are so poor.

European Club Competition
I find it rather odd that European competition is pretty much an all year round event these days with so many teams in with a chance of qualifying.

FA Cup Back On Beeb
A deal with BT Sport means that coverage of the competition will thankfully return to the BBC after this season. The football coverage on ITV is simply awful.

Wilkins Guilty
Remarkable. The retired player who's career at Palace didn't even last 90 minutes is found guilty of driving while under the influence.

FIFA Planning Winter World Cup
Sepp Blatter refuses to rule out moving the event being staged in Qatar to the winter time. And while we're on the subject of FIFA thay have failed in their attempt to allow subscription sports channels to show World Cup games which is a victory for fans of the game.

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