Steve Sidelnyk Football Blog August 23rd 2013

Aye Caramba what a brilliant start to the season and the clubs all back with new signings and lots and lots of goals!

Great coverage by the NBC network and all the games were available to watch online with their smartphone/tablet apps.....haven't tried the streaming yet but will give it a go tomorrow.
All the Premiership games are centralized on NBC and all Champions League and Europa League games are on Fox Sports Network 1.
At least NBC have realized that the can't offer the same coverage that they did with the Olympics 2012 which was very USA biased.............We Want MO!
It also looks like Fox Sports Network 2 has gobbled up the Fuel TV and Speed channels too.

Transfer talk is still pretty hot and it looks like Gareth Bale will be unveiled as a Real Madrid player this weekend.
The Spanish press pretty much said so on Thursday and apparently you could buy the Bale number 11 shirt on the Real website towards the end of the week!
With rumors of the offer to be in excess of £95 million it will be the most expensive football transfer to date.
Could David Luiz be on his way to Barcelona? Is Roonaldo still on his way to the Kings Road????
Hot off the press : Goal-Machine Robert Lewandowski to Chelsea? Karim Benzima to Arsenal? and just in Chelsea have agreed to sign 25 year old brazilian Willian for £30million.......and bit of insider dealing between Roman Abramovich and fellow Russian oligarch Suleyman Kerimov who owns the cash strapped Anzhi team.

I'm sure you've all noticed but when did Belgium suddenly become a breeding ground for amazing football talent????
With the likes of Marouane Fellini, Eden Hazard, Simon Mignolet, Vincent Kompany, Thomas Vermaelan, Kevin Mirallas etc you've got to put a fiver on them to do something really special at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil?

Which happily brings me to the news that ESPN will have full coverage of next years World Cup and also a possibility that it could be the first time we see footy in 3D over here!!!!
Not only will we not be getting much sleep at the weekends with more games available live than one could humanly watch, but to be able to do all of this whilst imitating DEVO is just mind-boggling : )
Also we are being promised the return of Ian Darke and Steve McMannaman for some super punditry!

Apart from this weekends wonderful melange of the beautiful game two for the diary are Mondays super clash between Manchester United and Chelsea AND on Friday 30th August its the Super Cup with Bayern Munich seeking revenge for the smash and grab victory by our boys in blue in their own backyard last year..........Two classics right there.

Enjoy your teams performances and hope that Father Transfer-Market delivers some last minute juicy surprises.

Steve" Subbuteo" Sidelnyk

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