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GOOD EBENING NEW BASTLE!
Unai Emry could be the man in the high castle as he’s the latest name in consideration for New Castle’s head coach. Villareal are currently 13th in the league, and not doing so good. Losing Unai before it’s even mid season won’t help either.
THIS WEEK ON FRAUD-WATCH
The man that coined the term “good boy” for Messi and the guy that introduced the ‘Financially unFair Play’, have both been charged with fraud. Oh the irony for Sepp & Platini.
SEVILLA is amongst the 2 best defensive teams in La Liga. Conceding only 7 goals alongside Athletic Bilbao. At this point, everyone else has conceded 10 goals or more.
LA LIGA PASS MASTERS
Check out La Liga passing stats here. I don’t know what these metrics are based off, but Luis Abram leads the pack for granda...and he’s a God damned CB!!! 25 years old, good on the ball, playing for a terrible team. Our own Alaba is top 10 at number 9.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are more trees than stars in the milky way, according to statistics. We have around 3 trillions trees on earth, whereas there are only 400 billion stars in our galaxy.
Germany’s population has the lowest percentage of children in the world. 12% of their population are kids aged 0-14.
36 year old Ronaldo is carrying Man Utd on his back & keeping Ole employed.
Lewandowski is on pace to shatter some more scoring records this season. 8 goals in the CL already, he could hit 15 again or more and break CR’s CL record. And he’s 33. If you told me Lewandowski would be considered as the best player in the world at 33, i would’ve told you he has a much better chance of being forgotten by that age. But here we are.