Welcome to the Matic-free zone. We've got cookies, coffee, Australian Open, and whatever else your little heart might desire.
We also have a Chelsea U18 FA Youth Cup, fourth round match to talk about. After making quick work of third round opponents Dartford a few weeks ago (via a hat-trick by Dominic Solanke and a bonus goal from Fankaty Dabo), we now get to take on Sheffield Wednesday. Kick-off is at 19.05 GMT at Aldershot. The match will be live on Chelsea TV, so follow along with the rest of us.
In other news...
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If you need to get caught up on this issue, I highly, highly recommend the PBS Frontline episode: League of Denial.
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Maybe it's just viral marketing for the Better Call Saul spinoff.
Ross Barkley to miss at least two weeks with a broken toe | Royal Blue Mersey
Yeah, ok, so he's a "quick healer." He's young; it's only to be expected. But there's only so much quickening you can do with broken bones, Roberto! Hopefully he's back for the Liverpool match because [fun] Liverpool.
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Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman is "the first legally deaf player to be part of an NFL offense." He's awesome, just like the Seahawks. Further reading: Sporting News Q&A. And I can hear them all...
FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
19.05: FA Youth Cup, fourth round: Chelsea U18 vs. Sheffield Wednesday U18
20.10: FA Cup, third round replay: Manchester City vs. Blackburn Rovers