If you want to know what Newcastle fans think about losing Rafa Benitez then just go onto social media and you'll see the anguish and anger about the decision. Let's get this right, this is of no fault of Benitez, and simply sums up the woes of Newcastle and more precisely, Mike Ashley. A man who has no ambition, has left a massive football club in a very precarious position. Benitez has done a fantastic job keeping an average group of players in the Premier League and has asked for a money and investment to improve and drive Newcastle up the table. Clearly he hasn't been given what he wants and there's been no agreement, so as a result, he will leave at the end of his contract. A massive worry for Newcastle now is if they can even stay up next season. With little money and losing a top manager who has overachieved, Newcastle has every right to be worried. Rumours already that Ranieri could be the new manager. Pathetic. Ranieri is a poor, poor manager and would fail spectacularly in Tyneside. I hope for Newcastle's sake they can sort something good out, but I worry for their safety in England's elite competition.
The England U21s ended their tournament with a 3-3 draw against Croatia. England led three times but couldn't manage to see the game out. That really sums up their abysmal campaign and Aidy Boothroyd needs to take the blame. England under-performed spectacularly and must now go home and make a decision.
Literally as I write this, Derby County has announced that Chelsea are in talks for Super Frank Lampard. Something we have all been expecting for a while now, it seems a deal is imminent. A move that I actually think makes sense, purely because of the transfer ban. The fans will back him fully and will allow him to play a young team consisting of Tammy Abraham, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount. If they didn't have a transfer ban then I wouldn't like the idea of this move, but now I just think it makes sense. It will be something great for the Premier League and I hope he's a huge success, and it'll also just be exciting to see Chelsea with a bunch of youngsters for once and a young coach having to play and nurture them.
That's that for today. Will be back tomorrow as usual. See you all then.