If that happens, it looks like our critical clash with West Brom on Saturday will be absolutely huge for Slaven Bilic.
Athletic West Brom reporter Steve Madeley said the Baggies boss should be sacked if he loses to us this weekend after a disastrous start to the season.
Crystal Palace beat them 5-1 at the Hawthorns on Sunday, a result that leaves the Midlanders 19th in the table with just one win in 11 games.
They report that he will be receiving the game at St James' Park to save his job and that West Brom Chiefs fear their season 'threatens to turn out in spectacular fashion' after a total collapse last time around.
It remains to be seen if the match goes ahead, with the aftermath of the massive Covid epidemic putting another day at risk for us.
Bilic is currently the bookmaker's favorite to be the first Premier League boss to face the chop, mainly due to the fact that struggling compatriots Sheffield Utd are more likely to give Chris Wilder time to return their fortunes after a superb first season - not to mention he brought them all to the top of League One.
Despite all the Covid complications that impacted our preparations, this is a game Newcastle should win. Saturday's win and the league table will start to look incredibly healthy from our perspective, allowing us to push for the top 10 and focus on our Cup quarter-final in Brentford in a fortnight.
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The history of the most popular sport in the world is incredible. Centuries have passes since the introduction of the sport we now call soccer or ( or whatever you want to call it ), and in that time, history has been made.
We all know some of the more memorable moments like Diego Maradona’s infamous handball and we know some of the more heartbreaking moments like the Hillsborough tragedy, but what we don’t know is some of the more bizarre and usual stories.
Like anything that has history, soccer has some of the most bizarre and humorous stories around—stories that will leave you shaking your head in disbelief.
Arsenal played a friendly against Dynamo Moscow in heavy fog in 1945 at White Hart Lane and despite the urging of players to suspend play due to the fog, the referee decided that play should continue.
The fog was so thick that the game turned into an absolute farce, with both sides playing by their own set of rules and suffering their own bad luck because of the inclement weather.
Moscow at one point made a substitution but didn’t take a player off, with fans watching the match believing that the Russian club had up to 15 players on the pitch at the one time.
Arsenal also made the best of the conditions, with one of their players—who had earlier been sent off—sneaking back onto the pitch and playing the remainder of the game.
However, they did suffer some bad luck, with their goalkeeper knocking himself out cold after running into the goalpost, which of course, he could not see due to the fog. A spectator reportedly took his place in goals and the match continued.
Not too many of the stories to feature on this list take place in the past decade or so, but we have a special place here for the faithful fans at Stamford Bridge, home ground of Chelsea.
You might not know it about the West London club, but Chelsea fans have been bringing celery to the Bridge for decades now—most likely in order to pay homage to their chant ' Celery ' ( warning : inappropriate language ).
However, according to a club statement from 2007, the Blues have reminded fans that bringing celery to the ground is in fact outlawed and that any amateur ou amatrice caught bringing the ' dangerous ' vegetable to the ground could face a lifetime ban from the Blues’ home ground.
Nowadays, Everton and Liverpool form one of the strongest rivalries in the league, with the Merseyside derbies highlighting on every football fan’s calendar.
With Goodison Park ( Everton’s home ground ) just around the corner from Anfield Road ( Liverpool’s home ground ), the two clubs have grown in their hatred and disposition for the other—with the desire to beat their rival one of their biggest goals at the start of the season.
However, what you might not have known about the two clubs is that before the rivalry had existed, Everton’s home ground was in fact Anfield Road—the very ground that Liverpool now call their home and one of the tougher places to travel to in world .
The Toffees would play their first game at Anfield against Earlestown on September 27, 1884, and would play their first Football League match as a professional club on September 8, 1888. Liverpool, of course, would not be founded for another four years after that date.
Everton would leave Anfield Road on January vingt cinq, 1892—opting to move to the north side of Stanley Park, to the ground and area now known as Goodison Park. Liverpool ( who wanted to be called Everton Athletic at the time ) would then claim Anfield Road as their home ground.