There were a couple of perfect scores for the wee lad last weekend – 3 in fact. Georgie correctly predicted the results of Liverpool v Newcastle, Swansea v Everton and QPR v Chelsea. The big match in the Premier League this weekend is at Stamford Bridge where Champions elect Chelsea face an inform Manchester United fresh from their derby demolition of Manchester City. City face the Hammers at the Etihad and both managers at this game could be looking for other QQ Online clubs after the end of the season if the gossip columns are to be believed.
At the bottom Burnley have a difficult away game against Everton while Leicester face Swansea at the King Power.
Saturday, 18 April 2015
Crystal Palace 2 v West Brom 1
Everton 2 v Burnley 1
Leicester 2 v Swansea 1
Stoke 1 v Southampton 1
Chelsea 1 v Man Utd 0
Sunday, 19 April 2015
Man City 2 v West Ham 0
Newcastle 1 v Spurs 1
This weekend sees the FA Cup semi-finals take place at Wembley. First up, holders Arsenal will look to move a step closer to lifting the trophy again when they take on Championship side Reading, before Brendan Rodgers bids to make his first major final when his Liverpool side play Aston Villa.
Elsewhere, in the Premier League, leaders Chelsea will bid to extend their advantage at the top when they host Man Utd at Stamford Bridge, while Man City meet West Ham looking for their third straight home win and Newcastle battle Tottenham at St James’ Park.
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Eduardo Galeano, a football lyricist
“In his life a man can change his wife, his political party or his religion but he cannot change his football team.”
I was sad to hear of the passing of writer Eduardo Galeano aged 74.
Based on his experiences as fascist dictatorships took power in his native Uruguay (where he was jailed) and then in Argentina, where he had escaped to, the Montividean wrote much pressing journalism, including the seminal study of South America’s exploitation, “The Open Veins of Latin America”, a book Hugo Chavez famously handed to Barack Obama on camera.
But Galeano also never lost his love of football and penned one of the great soccer books, “Futbol a Sol y Sombra’ – “Football in Sun and Shadow”/ “Soccer in Sun and Shadow”, a lyrical reflection on a life of love for the Beautiful Game.
This title always crops up on the lists of great football writing and reading it is like an evening spent in the hospitable company of a warm and fascinating man with some fine wine and stimulating reflections and reminiscences.