Another week has gone by and it’s time for the latest edition of ‘Morning Mix’ – our weekly football column with some music thrown in for good measure.
We look at two talking points from the past week and point you in the direction of some of the best football stories elsewhere on the internet.
We also offer a top tune recommendation to get you in the mood for Sunday and a final thought to ponder for the week ahead.
No excuses left for United next season
Manchester United fans have had plenty to gripe about over the past few years, with the club failing to match what they achieved under Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Glazer family have been widely criticised over their ownership of the club, and it has been impossible to make a case to support them.
However, United have made a big statement of intent by securing the services of Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
If they get deals for Raphael Varane and Kieran Tripper over the line, United will have a squad that should be challenging for silverware on all fronts.
Time to get tough with the racists
There has been plenty of debate regarding the despicable racist abuse dished out to three England players following the European Championship final against Italy.
Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka were on the receiving end from neanderthal idiots on social media after missing penalties in the shoot-out.
While platforms such as Twitter must work harder to eradicate this issue, governments also have it within their power to change behaviour.
Introduce a five-year jail term for anyone found guilty of posting racist abuse. The morons will still be racist, but they won’t be as quick to go public with their nonsense.
The week that was
Looking for the best football writing from the past week? Check these out:
- England’s repressed craving for shared experience reveals its ugly side.
- Analysing Nuno Espirito Santo’s first Spurs press conference.
- Why Buffon went back to where his career began.
Today’s top tune
With the sun beating down, there is no better time to point you in the direction of this summer’s biggest tune.
The collaboration between Calvin Harris and Tom Grennan is an absolute belter. Enjoy!
A final thought
Ben White has undoubtedly looked impressive over the past couple of years, but spending £50 million on him is a major gamble by Arsenal.
With Mikel Arteta set to add a few more new faces to his squad this summer, finishing in the top four should be the minimum expectation. Anything less is failure.
- History of football at the Olympics
- Five Famous Hollywood Football Fans
- Manchester United agree £41m fee with Real Madrid for Raphael Varane
- Manchester United receive huge boost in pursuit of Saul Niguez
- Ben White set to undergo medical with Arsenal
- Arsenal leading the race for Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham
- Crystal Palace close to signing Lyon defender Joachim Andersen
- Morning Mix: Carragher’s take on Wijnaldum is brainless, Tottenham turning things around
- Tottenham Hotspur confirm signing Pierluigi Gollini on season-long loan
- Manchester United complete £73m transfer of Jadon Sancho