Steve Sidelnyk's Football Blog 7th February 2014

Not only have the Winter Olympics in Russian resort city of Sochi been called a festival of corruption, but they've also managed to muscle in on the way we watch our beloved game here in the United States of America and lo and behold now that NBC have live coverage of the action from Sarah Palin's next door neighbors, its brought to you at a price!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO live Premiership games with only matches being broadcast later in the morning so if you want to pretend that you live on the East Coast , so you can actually get up at a reasonable hour and watch a game at a more civilized time : O ) .........That game tomorrow is the Welsh derby between manager-less Swansea City and second to bottom club Cardiff City....can't wait!!!!!!
Those of you who love a bit of sleep depravation are treated to a wonderful game between Championship leaders Leicester versus Fat Reg's team Watford, and this can be seen LIVE on FOX Sports 2.....a fair trade off in my eyes.....I mean would I really want to watch Liverpool v Arsenal or indeed Chelsea v Newcastle??????
So a couple of weeks ago there were the FA Cup matches with a side note to mention poor Everton's Bryan Oviedo's double leg break trying to stop a shot and World Cup casualty number 2 as Costa Rica will surely miss this fantastic player and we all wish him the very best in his recovery. Everton beat Stevenage 4-0 but at a very costly price. 
All the big teams progress to the next round and no real surprises apart from Nigel Clough's Sheffield United grabbing a last minute of injury time winner in the London replay, against a Premiership bottom of the table Fulham side that served some sweet Yorkshire pudding to those prawn cocktail eating, shandy drinking Cottagers.......and I mean that with the utmost respect.....see you in the Championship!
The match of the week Premiershipwise goes to a traveling Chelsea side who dismantled the mighty sky blue goal machine of Manchester City and poached a 1-0 win curtesy of a wonderful strike by Branislav Ivanovic and The Special One afterwards claiming that they weren't even considering winning the Premiership title............Wins for Arsenal, Sunderland, West Ham, Cardiff, Everton, Southampton with draws between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool, Hull and Tottenham.......Oh and I nearly forgot.......Stoke City beat Manchester United 2-1...........and Nemanja Vidic, captain and arguably their best defensive player and header of the ball, leaves!...........David Moyes...NOT so special : O ) All change at the top again!
So back to those poor lads who manage the millionaires that inhabit the worlds number one league and are used as scapegoats (not you Moyes! ) and their comings and goings so far this season.
Poor old Michael Laudrup after winning the League Cup with Swansea a year ago he is sacked on February 4th!!!!!.....Here is a list of the comings and goings in the last few years of managers in the Premiership :

Steve " Relocation, relocation, relocation" Sidelnyk
Arsene Wenger
30 Sep 1996
Bruce Rioch
Aston Villa
Paul Lambert
2 June 2012
Alex McLeish
Cardiff City
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
2 Jan 2014
Malky Mackay
Jose Mourinho
3 June 2013
Rafael Benitez
Crystal Palace
Tony Pulis
23 Nov 2013
Ian Holloway
Roberto Martinez
5 June 2013
David Moyes
Rene Meulensteen
1 Dec 2013
Martin Jol
Hull City
Steve Bruce
8 June 2012
Nick Barmby
Brendan Rodgers
30 May 2012
Kenny Dalglish
Manchester City
Manuel Pellegrini
14 June 2013
Roberto Mancini
Manchester United
David Moyes
1 July 2013
Sir Alex Ferguson
Newcastle United
Alan Pardew
9 Dec 2010
Chris Hughton
Norwich City
Chris Hughton
7 June 2012
Paul Lambert
Mauricio Pochettino
18 Jan 2013
Nigel Adkins
Stoke City
Mark Hughes
30 May 2013
Tony Pulis
Gus Poyet
8 Oct 2013
Paolo Di Canio
Swansea City
Michael Laudrup
Tottenham Hotspur
Tim Sherwood
23 Dec 2013
Andre Villas-Boas
West Bromwich Albion
Pepe Mel
9 Jan 2014
Steve Clarke
West Ham United
Sam Allardyce
1 June 2011
Avram Grant


  1. They are showing the games on USAHD as well - watched the Everton v. tottenham game.


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