Friday, 2 August 2013

The Eagle Speaks

Well here we all are, yet another week has passed and we are only two away from the start of the new Premier League season. Here is our view of the football world that was this week. 

Bale And Sky Sports Get A Room
That is all it's been this week, moving Rooney and Suarez down the headlines much to their disgust. Very little other reporting other than what Bale is having for breakfast, what underpants he is wearing and not to mention the transfer fee that Real Madrid are expected to pay.

BT Sports Channels Launched
We here at The Eagles Beak with multi-subscription channels for sport. For instance, if you want to watch all Premier League games this season you have to sign up to Sky Sports and BT Sport. Seriously, how is that giving the fans a better deal? One channel should have the rights. End of.

92 Live
A new idea from Sky Sports but we appeared on there as the second to last team at just after 6.30pm. And where a lot of teams had a fan, kit man or coach driver to interview. Not us. We pulled out the big gun. Steve Parrish himself! Watching that and seeing the new seats going in the main stand and the new TV gantry taking shape, we're buzzing for the new season.

Coventry In Decline
With all the ridiculous transfer fees being paid at the moment, spare a thought for fans of Coventry City. They face an uncertain future just as we have experienced twice. The club face liquidation and it looks like a long few weeks ahead for them. We wish them well for the future and hope that they find someone to give them a secure future.

Poogate Plot Thickens
It turns out that the Gus bus may have started the long road to ruin in March when the manager of the Weed asked the chairman to let him leave in a phone call right before the league game against Palace. It seems that our team don't have to do an awful lot these to cause chaos.

Money Talks
Two strikers have signed for QPR in the last week. Both more than capable of playing in the Premier League but their ambitions have clearly been clouded by the pound signs. There is no guarantee that they will gain promotion at the first attempt from a division that is arguably the most competitive around. It could be that both Austin and Hooper didn't have any interest from the top flight but I find that hard to believe.

Football League Kick Off
Yes, football is back with the start of the 125th season of the Football League. The live coverage kicks off this evening when Sheffield United take on Notts County live on Sky Sports.

Swansea City - The Fall & Rise
An excellent documentary on the BBC this week showing how the Welsh club soared to the dizzy heights of the then Division One and back down again, with a thump. Quite the story to see where they are again now. To think they were 90 minutes away from dropping out of league football. Simply amazing. The programme should still be available on iPlayer and we urge fans to give it a watch.

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