Aaron Moniz

Aurier's League Debut Perfectly Summarizes his Enigmatic Situation

Aurier's League Debut Perfectly Summarizes his Enigmatic Situation

Arguably the most controversial deal of the summer took Paris Saint-Germain’s Serge Aurier to Tottenham Hotspur, with questions surrounding the player, the price, and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino. The fact one of Europe’s best right-backs was replaced by Dani Alves and allowed to leave PSG for £23 million is skeptical to say the least. It was Aurier’s disciplinary problems that highlighted Unai Emery’s decision to sell the Ivorian, after he was arrested for driving under the influence, suspended for homophobic …
Why Hasn't Everton's Summer Spending Translated to Results on the Pitch?

Why Hasn't Everton's Summer Spending Translated to Results on the Pitch?

Eighty minutes into a tight affair at Old Trafford, Everton had kept their defensive solidity and held the score to just 1-0 against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. Seeking a goal to get back into the match, they instead conceded a further three to be handed their fourth consecutive loss. After a summer of promising signings and talk of new ambition from a club that qualified for this season’s Europa League, Ronald Koeman’s Everton have failed to kick on, instead passing …
Sadio Mané's Sending off Changed the Match, But for the Right Reasons

Sadio Mané's Sending off Changed the Match, But for the Right Reasons

Seven Premier League matches were played on Saturday, and 24 goals were scored, but the major talking point at the end of the day was the red card handed to Premier League player of the month and Liverpool forward Sadio Mané for a high-footed, studs up lunge on Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson. While Mané’s challenge was, as he reaffirmed on his Instagram page after the match, completely unintentional, and Ederson didn’t suffer any major injuries, the City goalkeeper remained on …