Well it is my turn in the King Hippo-less rotation so shall we see what is going on in the EPL this morning? Hmmm, nothing. Oh lord please let it be an international break. Everyone has always qualified for Russiya 2018 so it can’t be that. Oh no, it is FA
Greetings early risers! Coffee? Check. Morning wake and bake? It is Saturday. Check. JV Footy? Nope. Lesser footy? Check. We gather here today for lesser footy only as JV footy has ended until bowl season and that schedule is spread out for a month or so. Normally King Hippo is your Saturday morning correspondent
Yes, our long winter of discontent beckons. Blech. We jump straight into the 10:00 window, there being no early match. Which kind of sucks. Anyway, NBCSN brings you Man U hosting the surprisingly competent, 9th position Seagulls of Brighton & Hove. CNBC has alternate viewing, in the form of Spurs hosting
Yes, it's coming early this year, but Bedlam! nonetheless. First, the rolly-ball varietal. Stoke City and Leicester start us off (8:30, NBCSN), with the time zones still all fucked up and shite. Stoke are really awful, Foxes slightly less so. Alarm not set. Newcastle and Bournemouth somehow pass for NBCSN's "feature"
With Thursday's pathetic home loss to Lyon, Everton are essentially out of Europe after only half of their group ties played (their 1 point representing the worst English result at this stage ever - and that's even counting Hull the season they made it whilst playing in the Championship). Combined with
Welcome back to the full monty of Lesser Footy, no more international break silliness. HAHAHAHAHAHA, losing at home to Trinidad and Tobago, USMNT. Have a fucking word. It's the battle of annoying, evil arsehole red-clad sides to start things off, with semi-struggling Liverpool hosting 2nd on goal differential United (7:30, NBCSN).
I hope you enjoyed last week's hefty smorgasbord, but the pickings are way the fuck thinner this weekend, at least the Saturday portion. Onwards we go, nonetheless! Palace and Soton open things up (7:30, NBCSN), with the former sporting a new manager after collecting ZERO points from the first four fixtures. Saints have