It is with sadness that I inform you (if you haven’t guessed it already) that due to changing work requirements and responsibilities, our friend Edward F. has had to give up control of the Hoddle. Everyone give him a hearty PIP PIP CHEERIO BOB’S YOUR UNCLE for his two months of service in the name of Carty Free. Thanks, Ed. You’ll be missed.
I’m your interim guy, but we’ve got a new Hoddle commander coming very soon. And I won’t spoil the surprise.
Here’s your theme of the day. David Poe is perhaps my favorite singer/songwriter that you’ve never heard of. This is from his latest album, “God and the Girl.”
And a few links to get you going.
In case you missed it, Everton finally got their new manager yesterday, and it’s none other than Sam Allardyce. Way to make a progressive, forward-thinking appointment, Toffees. I can see you really knew what you wanted from the get-go when you fired Koeman.
So remember those links to Mateo Kovacic that we slobbered over this summer? It turns out we actually made a bid, according to Real Madrid. And it was rejected. Womp-womp.
Meanwhile, in Turkey...
Kyle Martino is running for president of the United States Soccer Federation, and has some pretty good ideas of what he’d change and do. Check out this awesome interview he did with Carty-Free founder and Managing Editor Emeritus, Kevin McCauley.
The World Cup draw is tomorrow, but you can draw your own group of death here with this handy simulator. Go nuts!