Guardiola – why is he not a failure

Pep Guardiola: Our fans are sad but should be satisfied with our performance There is a phrase called the ‘tall poppy syndrome’ which is basically the culture of cutting down to size anything or anyone whose achievements are resented and disparaged by lesser mortals. In a similar vein the Chinese say that it’s the nail…

Liverpool, Sevilla in Europa league finals

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool stands in the way of a third straight Europa League title for Sevilla after the clubs with a rich pedigree in Europe’s second-tier competition reached the final on Thursday. Sevilla beat Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 at home to advance 5-3 on aggregate and maintain its impressive recent history in the competition.…