We’re at the business end of the Women’s World Cup, and that can mean a lot of different things. Above all else, however, it means that we’re going to get the chance to witness some pretty elite level football in the next few games. The ‘elite eight’ have all been able to earn their place at this stage of the tournament, but you could argue that not all of them have shown us what they can do to their full potential.
The UEFA Champions League final last night brought the curtain down on the domestic football season in Europe, as fans look ahead to two months of international football in order to fill the void. Of course, it’s going to take a while for some to come down off of the incredible high that was the season that has just been, especially in the realms of the English game. Teams up and down both the Premier League and the Football League were able to produce some incredible moments and performances,
After today’s Championship playoff final, we now know the names of the 20 teams that will take part in the 2019/20 Premier League season. Aston Villa were successful, joining Norwich and Sheffield United as the three teams coming up into the division to replace Huddersfield, Fulham and Cardiff. Although Villa were the final team to get promoted, they have the most recent Premier League experience out of the three teams, and look to be the best equipped team to make a play for survival in their first season.
It’s been a long, hard and gruelling season as we’ve said a thousand times now, but it seems as if the finish line is finally in sight. English football has had one of its best years in a long, long time, and with both European finals being contested by Premier League teams, we struggle to see how people can argue with that. Aside from just Europe, though, there are a lot of other reasons to be excited –
The Football League season is coming to a very gradual end, and what a season it has been. Teams across the Championship, League One and League Two have been battling it out for either promotion or relegation, as is always the case on a year to year basis. The unpredictability of such a race can often lead to some of the best football we see anywhere in Europe all season, and when we say the best,
We could have a few big transfers this summer if you believe the rumour mill. One of the biggest looks set to be the move of Gareth Bale, with his destination currently unknown. Bale has had a troubled time in Real Madrid, which is strange as he has been there during a very successful period for them. They have won three Champions League titles during his time at the club, with Bale scoring in two of the finals.
This season of the English Premier League has officially come to an end, and what a season it has been. In the immediate aftermath of England’s World Cup heroics, there were a lot of question marks as to whether or not the Premier League campaign could capitalise on it. It’s pretty safe to say that they accomplished that goal pretty remarkably, because we wound up with one of the most exciting seasons in the history of the top flight.
It’s been a long and gruelling season, but finally, we’ve arrived at the FA Cup Final. It’s so often considered to be the final act of the English domestic campaign, and it’s hard to disagree with that. Over the years a lot of fans have stated that they believe the magic of the cup has disappeared, but we really do believe that it’s been on the rise as of late. Now, with just one game remaining in the competition,
Charlton host Doncaster on Friday night in what is the last game of the playoff semi finals in England. The winner of this game will go to Wembley to face Sunderland in the League One playoff final next Sunday, with a place in the Championship at stake.
Both clubs have been up in the second tier before, with Charlton having Premier League experience in the past. That means they both know what it is like to be on a bigger stage,