PARMA, PARMALAT, PARMANOTALOT:
AC FC have (reportedly) just been sold to Russian owners for a mere €5m. They once sold Hernán Crespo (to Lazio) for 11x that much.
There was a time when if you started a new game of Championship Manager, if you really wanted an easy game, you'd go with Parma. Players like the aforementioned Crespo, Verón, Gigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro, Antonio Benarrivo, Lilian Thuram, were just the cream of a most excellent crop. And then you had the classic overrated guys like Ousmane Dabo and Johnnier Montaño. Good times.
Now you look at their squad and mostly go, "huh?" And then you look at their league position (dead last) and league record (W2, L12) and just shake your head quietly.
IN OTHER NEWS:
LA Galaxy win the Cup | SB Nation
This is the sound of me not caring.
Steaua Bucharest no more? Court battle strips historic club of name and badge | SB Nation
Well that's a bit silly.
FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
18.00: Serie A, 17th vs. 18th: Cagliari vs. Chievo
20.00: Serie A, 14th vs. 6th: Hellas Verona vs. Sampdoria
20.00: Premier League, 4th vs. 5th: Southampton vs. Manchester United