2017 started with a bang! The FA Cup Third Round; still one of the most anticipated weekends in the English footballing calendar saw the big boys of the Premier League and Championship enter the fray. Teams also had the opportunity to strengthen their sides with the transfer window being open and while some strengthened, others didn’t and some had their squads ravaged; here’s…
10 developments in football: January 2017Chelsea’s unbeaten run in the Premier League ended at unlucky 13; 1 short of matching Arsenal’s record of 14 set in 2002 following a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane and a tremendous individual performance by Dele Alli.
Football was saddened by the death of former England Manager Graham Taylor at the age of 72.
to that memorable Premier League title last season fending off competition
from the likes of Zinedine Zidane who
jumped into the Real Madrid hot seat mid-season and won the Champions League.
Ten managers left their roles in January with the most high profile departure being the sacking of Mike Phelan at Hull City. The total of managerial casualties this season is now 34 (at the end of January) and the most recent of them Andy Edwards left League Two side Leyton Orient searching for their fourth manager of the season after he departed for a Youth Coaching role with the FA.
NUFC News: January
Former Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton re-joined Burnley after his adventures in Scotland with Rangers and proved himself on his second debut for Sean Dyche’s side by scoring the only goal of the game against Southampton.