Keeping on Craig Shakespeare beyond the end of last season was always high-risk, but given the now ex-Leicester boss did everything right over the summer makes his departure look pretty cutthroat. Shakespeare held on to Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy and landed better offseason signings than Claudio Ranieri did in 2016-2017, despite the latter having the carrot of Champions League football to dangle. Shakespeare had some tough early season fixtures to navigate and will rue...
It is a tragedy for him, a comedy for his vanquished foe and marks the completion of an extraordinary story in the history of the Premier League. Craig Shakespeare, the assistant who stepped forward to replace his manager Claudio Ranieri at Leicester (after he was sacked a few months after winning the title in 2015-16), has been sacked. It is a tale just three witches short of a Macbeth reboot.
Shakespeare's demise comes as a huge surprise, but this is not the first time that the Srivaddhanaprabha...
The half-and-half scarf is truly a curious beast.
To some, it's simply a memento of a particular fixture; to others, it serves as the manifestation of all that is wrong with modern football: the transient loyalties, the rampant commercialism, etc.
Just when you thought you'd seen football merchandise reach its nadir, Monday night's Premier League clash between Leicester City and West Brom coughed up a curious evolution of the game's most derided souvenir.
Presenting, the managerial half-and-halfer.
Taking half-and-half scarves to a whole new level.— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) October 17, 2017
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He may still be unable to actually play for his new side, but Adrien Silva has at last been able to join the Leicester City squad to train alongside his teammates.
Leicester signed Silva from Sporting Lisbon on deadline day but missed the registration deadline by just 14 seconds thus leaving the midfielder in a state of footballing limbo.
The Foxes then appealed to FIFA to grant an International Transfer Certificate and thus allow the £22 million deal to go through only to see their plea rejected,...
After seven rounds of matches, the relegation situation is taking shape in the Premier League. While Crystal Palace's historic awfulness takes the headlines, there are plenty of others looking over their shoulders, including recent champions Leicester and Everton who, after a summer of spending, would have aspired for the top four.
ESPN FC assesses the bottom 10 clubs' credentials in reverse order (20-11).
Crystal Palace - 0 points
What sends them down?
Irredeemable damage may already have been...