Hey all—so this is my final Hoddle. I have some big work projects coming up in the immediate future and need to free up as much time as I can to do those. So I’m handing the Hoddle off to someone else, who you’ll meet on Monday. I’ve really enjoyed doing this and I hope you have as well. It’s been fun. I’ll still try to drop by as I’m able. :)
Arsenal won their Europa League opener against Cologne, but not without a completely hilarious pregame incident with Cologne supporters.
Everton’s opener did not go nearly as well.
Atletico is about to open their new stadium.
Mateo Kovacic is out indefinitely for Real Madrid. Isco signed an extension with a hefty €700m release clause.