All 20 Premier League teams were back in action for a full Friday to Monday gameweek. In a week that included not one but two derby encounters, it wouldn’t just be points on the line for the squads involved but the pride and ability to call their respective cities theirs.
The Men by Pablo Neruda, translation by Alfred Yankauer
Pablo Neruda was a prominent Chilean Communist, as well as a Nobel prize-winning poet in both literature and peace. Neruda played key roles in two Chilean governments and experienced the outlawing of Communism in 1948 and later became a close adviser to the Socialist President Salvador Allende only to die in hospital of cancer at the time of Pinochet’s US-backed coup. Better known nowadays only for his poetry, he was a hugely popular poet in Chile at the time and remains popular throughout the world today.
Yesterday it was announced that the Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti had passed away. Today we feature an extract from his poem ‘Midnight’ about the Israeli occupation of Palestine.
A bit of a different look to a gameweek ending feature match this time as a Leeds United team on a hot streak hosted Crystal Palace at Elland Road. Leeds, who were looking to make it three wins in four, had a chance to break into the top ten if they managed to bag the three points against a Palace team that had won their last two.
Tom Brady has guided the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a victory that has shattered multiple NFL records in the early hours of Sunday morning in the culmination of America’s biggest sporting event, the Super Bowl. With his seventh ring, Brady has racked up seven Super Bowl wins which is more than any NFL team and has solidified his position as the single greatest dynasty in American Football history.
A busy sporting weekend was carried through by nine Premier League fixtures from up and down the country. While each game has its implications and importance to fans, there was one game happening at Anfield that everyone had their eyes on as two Premier League giants clashed in a fixture that could certainly be pointed to as a turning point come the end of the season.
This January transfer window wouldn’t be the same as ones before it due to the financial implications on all football clubs during the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected all areas of the sport worldwide. None-the-less, there were still loan signings to be made by clubs and reinforcements to be brought in by the premiership sides to kick on for the next few months of what the 2020/21 season still has to offer. Let’s have a look at five players that have been signed this mid-season window which ought to be watched out for.
Harry was a Bolshie (The Ballad of Harry Pollitt).
Taken from ‘A Socialist Songbook’ published by Harrow Young Communist League, 17th February 1977.
Another midweek fixture came to a close at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last night as a struggling Tottenham played host to a Chelsea side that is starting to show signs of rejuvenation under the new management of Thomas Tuchel.
We are back in the thick of another midweek fixture list with another five games taking place overnight. Plenty of teams playing to get themselves back in winning ways from the weekend and, with the games coming thick and fast and the season being the closest we’ve seen in a while, points are more valuable than ever.