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Sorry for the late postings, I forgot.
But glad tidings, my imaginary friends, for Fat Sam a/k/a Gravy Tits a/k/a That Hippo Head Fuck/Cunt a/k/a The Gravy Boat has been formally sacked. Hippo can wear his Everton hat again! And with PSV Eindhoven’s Marcel Brands already taking the reins as the new Director of Football, things are finally looking like a professional outfit on Merseyside. Yes, that means no more Wayne Rooney sideshow as well.
This weekend, some limited Lesser Action remains. Bayern looks to wrap up its weird up-and-down season with a Cup final win against Eintracht Frankfurt (2:00 EST, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3). Of course, there is also the FA Cup final on Big Fox, and it’s full of Bastard Men (12:15) – but I guess I will pull for badass Romelu Lukaku to lift his first trophy, even if it means asslicker Mourinho gets a laugh in at Chelski’s expense. I mean…someone’s gotta win.
All of the Frog sides play there denouement fixtures at 3p on BeIn (and various BeIn Connect streaming options), with a three-way (hey, it’s the Frogs amirite??) battle for slots 17 (safety), 18 (relegation play-off), and 19 (straight the fuck down) amongst Caen, Toulouse, and Troyes. Caen have the most points coming in, but also the worst goal differential and also play PSG. So…could get interesting.
Spain and Italy finish up their bidness on Sunday Funday, again across various BeIn platforms. I can’t identify any drama whatsoever in Spain, but as many as 5 Italian sides are fighting over 2 relegation slots, which could be fun.