Skiddle's Open Goal: A Weekly Roundup of Football news and events

Here's our first 2022 roundup of the latest happening in the world of football.

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 4th Jan 2022

We are back after the Christmas break for a rundown of the latest football news and in terms of the Premier League not a lot had changed in all honesty except from the fact that the title race is a lot more distant. With both Chelsea and Liverpool dropping more points and drawing in a thrilling encounter against each other, Manchester are absolutely away. Yes, the Manchester side look like the champions yet again with it looking very unlikely that they will lose another game.

In other news, Ralf Rangnick's Manchester United lost for the first time against Wolves in a result that was coming after a couple of poor performances in the games prior. Tottenham have been keeping up their fine form too with another win against Watford, the side now up to 6th in the table. The league does look like a bit of a mess right now with Covid postponements causing havoc.

It has also affected the other leagues in England too. In what was looking like a three-horse race has become wide open again as Fulham, Bournemouth and West Brom have all dropped points. This has allowed Blackburn to come out of nowhere and clinch second place after impressively hitting form at just the right moment. They'll be considered contenders even if Fulham have two games in hand on them.

With the January transfer window being open now, it'll be interesting to see how the lastest Covid waves affects the number of moves we see. All eyes will be on Newcastle as we await to see how much their new owners who "definitely" aren't the Saudi Arabian government invest in the squad. They've already been heavily linked with Keiran Trippier from Atletico Madrid. 

If you're a footy fan, here are some events that you might be interested in...


Hanley Town Three Game Bundle

When: Saturday 8th January 

Where: Hanley Town Football Club

In this special bundle, you can bag yourself tickets to not one but three of Hanley Town's next three home games. Starting from Saturday 8th January against Bewdley Town, it also entitles you entry to the games against Romulus and Tividale. So if you want tot get down to see some amateur football then you can get three games for £16.


Find tickets for Hanley Town Three Game Bundle here.





Hanley Town vs Romulus

When: Saturday 15th January

Where: Hanley Town Football Club

Hanley Town will be taking on Romulus in this fixture and they'll be looking to use all of the home advantage that they can. With both teams having similar records this season, be prepared for a close encounter between the two sides. Come on down and give the side that extra leg-up of support.


Find tickets for Hanley Town vs Romulus here.





Caernarfon Town vs The New Saints

When: Friday 28th January

Where: Yr Oval, Caernarfon

Caernarfon Town will be facing what looks to be a bit of an uphill struggle when The New Saints come to visit. The away side have only lost one game all season and are sitting comfortably in the top spot of the Welsh Premier League. Yet, they are beatable so at least Caernarfon can take comfort in that. Get yourself down to see a potential upset.


Find tickets for Caernarfon Town vs The News Saints here.





Manchester United vs West Ham Hospitality

When: Saturday 22nd January 

Where: Hotel Football, Old Trafford, Manchester

Coming together will be two sides who will be hoping to have a chance of finishing in the top 4 of the Premier League this season. With West Ham gaining some impressive shock victories along with some good form this season, it'll be a challenge for Manchester United. You can watch the game unfold from hospitality where you'll be treated to food and drink.


Find tickets for Manchester United vs West Ham Hospitality here.





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