(HT to Michael Caley for the Fulham as Florida Man joke—check out their shirt sponsor.)
After a bad week last week it was nice to see Spurs start this week so well yesterday, wasn’t it? Based on the Europa League game I was... not expecting 3-0. We had some ropey defensive moments (that’s the right word, isn’t it?) but on the whole it’s hard to be too unhappy about something like this:
xG map for Fulham - Tottenham.— Caley Graphics (@Caley_graphics) February 19, 2017
That's a paddlin' pic.twitter.com/DJ7SJdmPoR
Spurs Ladies advanced to the fifth round of the FA Cup thanks to this moment of magic from Bianca Baptiste:
Yesterday was Brazilian star Marta’s 31st birthday.
Atlanta United gives up their first ever MLS preseason goal in hilarious fashion:
This is one way to give up your first preseason goal pic.twitter.com/qgeVtmvrXS— Dirty South Soccer (@DirtySouthSoc) February 18, 2017
It’s a week for managerial lunatics as Marcelo Bielsa was hired at Lille and Zdenak Zeman is back at bottom-of-the-table Pescara. (Pescara defeated Genoa 5-0 in his first game back in the dugout.)
Meet Alban Lafont, the next great French goalkeeper.