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News and links for Thursday, May 5, 2016.

oh i get it - beetroot is a horse, it's a horse placenta thing
oh i get it - beetroot is a horse, it's a horse placenta thing
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Thanks to user Nathaniel Perlow for submitting an article to me via twitter DM. My DMs are open, so feel free to send me links you'd like to see in Cannon Fodder and I'll gladly share them!

ESPN's Craig Burley loses his mind over Pep Guardiola and expected goals
Sent to me by TSF user Nathaniel Perlow (thank you sir!), this meltdown will be entertaining both to fans of xG, who get to see a man just not understand, and people who hate xG, who get to watch someone scream about how pointless the stat is. Everyone wins!

Why Spinal Surgery Is Required If Arsenal Are To Challenge For The Premier League Next Season | Unibet UK
It’s around this time of the season that Premier League clubs sit down with scouts, agents and countless go-betweens to discuss their ‘transfer requirements’ for the summer. Arsenal had better block out plenty of meeting rooms and buy in biscuits in bulk: their list could well be rather long.

EPL best league in the world? Spanish European dominance proves La Liga is number one - Goal.com
I think "proves" is a foolish word to use here, especially because I don't think the performance of the 3 or 4 top teams in any given league is an indicator of the overall quality of that league. Some of you may enjoy reading this nevertheless.

Wenger should NEVER leave | Goonersphere
Arsène should have a job for life says this season ticket holder who asked to remain anonymous because he didn't want to deal with the vitriol - which was borne out when one of the first comments cursed at him and threatened violence to him, encouraged violence towards AW, and wished violence on others like him. It's a passionate and well-written piece and worth your time, even if you disagree.

Leicester City: The science behind their Premier League title - BBC Sport
I'm surPrised that it was just beEtroot shots, ice chambers and egg roulette that maDe them so injury-proof!

The Premier League teams' ineptitude index 2015-16 | Tom Bryant | Football | The Guardian
This is a fun read - and we're actually not as inept as our gut might tell us, at least by these measures!

'Arise Sir Jamie Vardy'! PFA chief Gordon Taylor wants Leicester City's title-winning stars to be awarded knighthoods | Daily Mail Online
Is this how that works? I have no idea.

Report: Man United offer job to Mourinho but there’s a catch – ProSoccerTalk
Red Devils have made it clear they want the "Special One" in charge but there's a special clause...

Leicester to offer Riyad Mahrez new deal but ‘50/50 chance’ he could leave | Football | The Guardian
Leicester will open talks over a new contract for Riyad Mahrez in the next couple of weeks in a bid to ward off interest for the PFA Player of the Year, although his agent has admitted there is a "50/50 chance" he could leave this summer

7 of the most perfect comebacks Africa has ever seen | Unusual Efforts
A certain former Arsenal player makes an appearance!

Why Ranieri & Leicester Should Offer Hope For Arsenal Fans This Summer
In the wake of Leicester City’s remarkable Premier League win this week and Claudio Ranieri’s role in it, some old quotes directed at him by Jose Mourinho surfaced.

RUMOURS: Milan line up Pellegrini approach - Goal.com

The Serie A giants are keen to lure the Manchester City boss to Italy when Pep Guardiola takes over at the Etihad Stadium this summer, due to his level of experience

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid set for San Siro showdown in Champions League - ESPN FC

Real Madrid will play Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final. Here's a look at five key questions ahead of the San Siro showdown.