Monthly Archives: August 2018

Twitter Reacts: Manchester United 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur

Following Spurs’ thrashing of Manchester United at Old Trafford, we look at how Twitter reacted to the result.

Tottenham fans are, and have every right to be, delighted with that result:

Victor Lindelӧf made a crucial mistake which lead to Spurs scoring, prompting some humorous reactions:

We are sorry, your bus has been cancelled…:

After the game, some Manchester United fans had selfies with Lucas Moura… after he got his brace against them:

The game has also raised many discussions about Mourinho’s future at the club:

But many of the United fans stand by their manager:

And just in case you needed reminding of the score:

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Ipswich Town: 5 Things – ahead of Rotherham clash

I examine five things regarding Rotherham United hosting Ipswich Town on Saturday, in the second week of EFL Championship action.

1. The last result:
It wasn’t the best of starts for Paul Warne’s Rotherham side back in the Championship. They were thrashed 5-1 by Brentford on the opening day. The Tractor boys also didn’t fully hit the ground running, after they were held to a 2-2 draw against Championship newcomers, Blackburn Rovers.

2. The Managers:
Paul Warne manages the South Yorkshire side. He successfully guided the club back to the Championship at the first time of asking, following the club’s 2-1 victory over Shrewsbury in the Play-Off final.

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Ipswich Town manager Paul Hurst was that very manager in the Shrewsbury dugout. He did very well last season with the Shrews, who were one of the relegation favourites. This earnt him the chance to move to Ipswich where he signed a three-year deal. Hurst was also a fans’ favourite at Rotherham, with him playing as a defender for the club.

3. Last season’s finish:
Rotherham: 4th (League One)
Ipswich: 12th (Championship)

4. Ones to Watch:
Rotherham – Joe Newell: He has the ability to be a real threat by creating and scoring goals. The 25 year-old has also been involved in Rotherham’s more recent campaigns in the Championship, and he looks very comfortable in this league.

Ipswich – Gwion Edwards (via @BenRowland1314): “The Welsh winger was the main highlight from Saturday and I think anyone watching the game would agree. The former Peterborough man had a sublime competitive game for ITFC and topped it off with a goal, an assist, and that flick.”

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5. What do the fans think:

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Opposition Preview: Brentford vs Rotherham United 04/08/18

With the Millers facing Brentford away on the opening day of the season in the Championship, I spoke to popular Brentford blog, Beesotted about the game and how they see their season transpiring.

What was last season like for The Bees?

“Brentford had another impressive season overall, but we were hamstrung by a poor start to the season results wise, even though the performances were consistent for almost the whole nine months. Clinical finishing cost us a play-off place, but in truth, we weren’t quite good enough and the fans could have all done without yet more end of season lottery heartbreak.”

So how’s this transfer window been for yourselves?

“It’s not over unfortunately. We are bracing ourselves for losing Ryan Woods plus maybe one or two others before the window closes, even though we have brought it some excellent replacements. There’s never a dull moment at Griffin Park.”

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Midfielder Ryan Woods was voted as ‘Supporters’ Player of the Year’ last season and has been linked with Swansea City. The 24 year-old joined Brentford in 2015 from Shrewsbury Town.

Who could be the key player that the Millers should look out for?

“We are hoping for an impressive debut by Said Benrahma, and Marcus Forss could be one to keep a watchful eye on if he gets the nod up front.”

Benrahma is a young, versatile player who can play as a striker or a winger. The Algerian international joined Brentford from French Ligue 1 side Nice for an undisclosed fee, on a four-year deal.

What’s your score prediction for the game?

“Brentford 3-1 Rotherham.”

Finally, how do you see the 2018-19 season panning out for the Bees?

“Another top ten finish for the Bees I reckon, play-offs are not beyond the realms of possibility, but unlikely. We are arguably too lightweight up top to mount a serious promotion challenge in all probability.”

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