Hello, everyone — and Mom!
Want me to explain why I’m talking about my Mom? Of course you do (not). But first, a little clip of Tim Sherwood to get us all started on a Monday.
Mark Hughes can’t win. But he can win if they win. Apparently. pic.twitter.com/dl4oZBDKAV— Shelley Johnson (@shelleyj89) January 6, 2018
Ramble of the Day
My mom got a new phone over the weekend. This should not be a notable story, but my sweet younger sister decided to make it one.
She was helping our mom set up her phone and apps, including Apple News. My sister decided to impose her own news preferences on our mom and searched for this very website for our mom to like this very website.
My sister was not done, though. She decided to also point out to her what this “Hoddle of Coffee” thing is and told her to read the byline. (Obviously, she recognized the name.) She told our mom I write it every day and she can read it. Last night, my sister said she would remind our mom to check out the Hoddle.
In case you’re reading, hello Mom! Nice to have you — and don’t read the comments! (I’m kidding.)
Sorry about the boring story. That’s why I added the Sherwood video. Anyway, let’s get to those links. There are a lot today!
(Just a note: I wrote this before, thinking it was Google Newsstand, but it was actually Apple News. I lied. Sorry!)
Links of the Day
Blaise Matuidi said he was racially abused by the Cagliari fans over the weekend.
Stoke are on the search for their next manager after firing Mark Hughes. Gary Rowett and Martin O’Neill are reportedly on the shortlist.
Mini transfer roundup: Everton have added Cenk Tosun from Besiktas, while Kevin Mirallas is heading to Olympiakos on loan from Everton for the rest of the season. Additionally, Wesley Sneijder is leaving Nice for Qatari side Al-Gharafa.
The newest managerial feud goes to ... Antonio Conte and José Mourinho!
After scoring a brace against Arsenal, Nottingham Forest’s Eric Lichaj wants his wife (the one that I mentioned was on Come Dine with Me last week) to get him a dog.
Longer read of the day: Now that Philippe Coutinho is officially a Barcelona player, ESPN’s Sam Marsden wonders if the club can actually afford to keep spending the way they are.