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- Slim Pickins Lesser Footy Open Thread – April 6, 2019
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- 2019 Hoopsball – Round of 32 Saturday Open Thread – March 23, 2019
Yes, footy will definitely be way less foxy without his grinning face on the sidelines. Leicester remain alive in the Champions League (despite a dreadful performance on Wednesday, a 1-nil win at home would see them advance into the quarterfinals), but the Board pulled the plug nonetheless, a mere 9+ months after he pulled off the greatest miracle in 21st century sport.
We shall see if this drastic, heart-wrenching move earns them survival or not. Their first game under some interim fucker is at home Monday night against the Redshite (3:00, NBCSN).
First, though, the weekend fixtures. Nothing until the crowded 10:00 window, because when you take two weeks off, you want to make sure you show as little action to starved fans as possible. And the featured match is Chelsea hosting Swans (NBCSN). Wheeeee!! If you’d rather see a fair fight, CBNC has Palace/Middlesbrough, or you can join me in watching former Everton manager David Moyes bring his relegation fodder Sunderland squad back to Goodison, and hopefully get smashed (Extra Time).
NBC’s matinee is Watford hosting West Ham. Watford have slid down to 13th, but still seem relegation-safe. I was surprised to see the Hammers all the way up in 10th. Good for them, I suppose. Will probably watch basketball instead.
Sunday only brings one match, with the Manchester Derby postponed due to United playing Soton in the League Cup final (BeIn, 11:25). 3rd position Spurs host 9th position Stoke (8:30, NBCSN), in what could be somewhat interesting, given Spurs predilection for fucking things up when they get too close to coming good.