QUICK READS: Spurs sack Pochettino, Mourinho hired as replacement

QUICK READS: Spurs sack Pochettino, Mourinho hired as replacement

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #24

Tottenham Hotspur parted ways with Argentinian manager Mauricio Pochettino after more than five years at the club, with chairman Daniel Levy making it clear the departure was a sacking rather than a parting of ways through mutual consent.

Despite the indifferent start to the season for Spurs, it still came as quite a shock for the 47-year-old to be sacked – coming just six months after Pochettino lead Spurs to their first Champions League final, losing to Liverpool in Madrid.

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Reviving a legacy: Rebuilding domestic football dominance

Reviving a legacy: Rebuilding domestic football dominance

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #23

Latvian football is hardly the finest on the European football, but that doesn’t prevent it from being noteworthy. A story of former dynasties, and newly-emerging ones, make it an interesting place.

Skonto Riga were for a period in the 1990s and early 2000s the pinnacle of football coming out of the Baltic region.

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QUICK READS: Women’s Super League smashes attendance records

QUICK READS: Women’s Super League smashes attendance records

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #23

After four of the six Women’s Super League games taking place this weekend were played at the larger men’s Premier League and Championship football stadiums of their respective sides – taking advantage of the ongoing international break – the league confirmed it smashed a number of attendance records.

More than 70,000 people turned out across the country to watch the women’s football matches, including a record 38,262 supporters at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to watch Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over north London rivals Spurs.

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Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle: A resilient performance but an inevitable result

Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle: A resilient performance but an inevitable result

On a day where other results went against the Magpies too, Newcastle United fell to a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea. The result was of little surprise, in all honesty, given the gulf in class between the two respective lineups, but those in black and white did give a resilient and valiant performance.

A lack of depth and quality in the Newcastle team has led to some real problems, particularly in central midfield, in recent matches and the trip to Stamford Bridge drove that home perhaps clearer than any other.

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