Talk of the Turnstile – May 2nd

Talk of the Turnstile, brought to you by our Feature Editor Dominic Hanley

Welcome to another edition of Talk of the Turnstile, bringing a weekly round up of all things football and SoccerStarz!

A big week for Spain and the city of Madrid, as both Atletico and Real made the final of the Champions League following wins over Chelsea and Bayern respectively. It will be the first time ever that two clubs from the same city will face each other in the final. The game, set to take place in Lisbon, will be awash with white and red as Atletico; La Liga Champions elect face Copa del Rey winners Real.

Another stunning win from Sunderland lifted them out of the bottom three their star player Conor Wickham was also named player of the month for April. Congratulations also to Tony Pulis who won the manager of the month, you can read the story in full HERE

Parked the bus they said, parked this bus they “apparently” did, yet Chelsea will be delighted with a 2-0 victory. Madrid played the same way on Tuesday against Bayern and were praised for their excellent counter-attacking yet when Mourinho did it for Chelsea he has been ridiculed and lambasted. A question as to why this happens I cannot answer but it is increasingly unfair on a side that are currently sitting second in the Premier League.

Some brief headlines

  • Giggs will wait to sort his future out
  • Solskjaer we need a miracle
  • Eden Hazard hits out at Jose Mourinho tactics as Chelsea exit the Champions League

Last week’s winner of the #FSSF was Alex Yates. He was lucky enough to win an Adam Lallana in an England kit.

Make sure you play this week, where you can win a brand new Orange based James Forrest SoccerStarz figurine in a Scotland kit.

Don’t forget to play Guess the Scores, click this link to make your predictions  http://bit.ly/1dsrx0k

 

And to some sad news from the world of football.

Football lost a great man this past week in Tito Vilanova. The former Barcelona manager had been fighting a long term illness and he’s now sadly passed  and SoccerStarz’s thoughts are with his friends and family in this time of mourning. Vilanova whose career began with Barcelona B, went on to play for Celta, Badajoz, Mallorca and Elche amongst others both he retired in 2001. He became assistant of Barca B in 2007 and then moved to the first team with Pep Guardiola. When Guardiola left Vilanova became first team manager and led the club to a La Liga title before ill health made him step aside.

RIP Tito Vilanova.

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