Just have at it today. I’m tired for obvious reasons, and I’m guessing a bunch of you are tired as well. You can relax and reward yourself with two Premier League matches today — Brighton vs. Burnley and Southampton vs. Newcastle. If we’re talking candy as rewards, those two matches are, like, the Necco Wafers and Bit-O-Honey of football matches, but what can you do.
Speaking of candy, what is your favorite Halloween candy? The statute of limitations hasn’t expired on Halloween questions, right?
One thing that caught my eye this morning was Jose Mourinho saying that he was uncomfortable with Arsenal coach Albert Stuivenberg being part of Wales’ coaching staff in the upcoming international break because of Gareth Bale. That’s so wildly disrespectful and unprofessional of Mourinho.
For starters, it’s a direct attack on Stuivenberg’s professionalism as a coach. You’d hope that another member of the coaching fraternity would have more respect for his brethren. Secondly, things like this — coaches being involved in club and international setups and coaching players from rival teams — has been going on for years without issue. There isn’t going to be an issue this time around, either. It’s highly unlikely, but there is a world in which the comments costs a man his job, which is a crappy thing to do.
Jose Mourinho, still a jerk. He seems to be upping his level of jerkiness lately, too. Have you seen his Instagram posts throwing his players under the bus?