Phil West

Camp Nou is haunted by a ghost that trips Barca players

Two bizarre penalties were awarded to Barcelona after players were mysteriously tripped by an unknown entity Down 2–0 on the final day of the season, Barcelona was in dire need of a win in order to sustain any hope of claiming another La Liga title. Miss after miss, shank after shank, the world famous front three …

ICYMI: Emre Can proves that even a blind squirrel finds a nut

A spectacular goal you have to see So, Monday’s match between Watford and Liverpool might have seemed a barely-consequential chapter in the Tolstoy-dense narrative that has been the 16/17 Premier League story. Liverpool’s unsurprising win inched them closer to becoming Champions League placeholders, and Watford’s unsurprising loss cemented them as Just Good Enough in a league …

ICYMI: 12 seconds that cemented France’s SheBelieves Cup supremacy

The goal that neatly illustrates both the U.S.’s problems and France’s brilliance (Meline Gerard/Twitter) There’s certainly a post-mortem assessment to come from the party-with-the-bad-surprise-ending the U.S. threw itself over this past week, known to the world as the 2017 SheBelieves Cup (which probably isn’t the most unwieldy name ever foist upon a tournament). Monday’s loss …

ICYMI: 12 seconds that cemented France’s SheBelieves Cup supremacy

The goal that neatly illustrates both the U.S.’s problems and France’s brilliance (Meline Gerard/Twitter) There’s certainly a post-mortem assessment to come from the party-with-the-bad-surprise-ending the U.S. threw itself over this past week, known to the world as the 2017 SheBelieves Cup (which probably isn’t the most unwieldy name ever foist upon a tournament). Monday’s loss …

ICYMI: An absurd opening goal for an absurd game

Only a fat man eating a pie could overshadow Lucas Perez’s opening goal in Sutton v Arsenal (Arsenal/Twitter) Perhaps the most seen moment of Monday’s FA Cup match between Arsenal and Sutton, thanks to the magic of social media and the general plebian appeal of Sutton reserve goalie Wayne Shaw, was Shaw eating a pie on …