Now that the month of August is coming to a close and the International Break is sadly here I thought I would put out the first ever Degenerate Sports Talk awards for the month of August. There will be some takes; some will be hot so strap in and enjoy the show.
Manager of the Month
I could have went with the obvious choices of Pep Guardiola, José Mourinho or Antonio Conte but we don't take the easy way out here. So the winner is....starting the season with two wins and loss it is Mike Phelan of Hull City!
Hull City came into the season favorites to come in the last place. People (even myself) thought they would be one of the worst teams in Premier League history and this month they beat the Champions, a good Swansea team and lost a narrow match to Manchester United. The job was thrown at him after Steve Bruce left the club in the middle of preseason. Phelan has been given no money by the owners even though they have the smallest squad in the whole league, and it has already seen injuries to the main players like Michael Dawson. With this league at an all time high with big money transfers, it's great to see someone defy all the odds and win matches.
The Signing Out of the Summer....So Far
For me there is only one player. He arrived to the Manchester City this year from Celta de Vigo for 13.8m it is Nolito!
Nolito is tied for second in the Premier League with goals (2) and with one assist he seems like he will be a great player for Manchester City. Since his arrival, it has also spurred Raheem Sterling to step up his game. Everyone in the squad has been linking up great with him, and he is bound to have ten goals at least this campaign.
Dumb Fuck of the Month
There is ONLY one person for this award and it's Andre Gray.
In 2012 he tweeted out some horrible and homophobic tweets that were retweeted by "football twitter" during their 2-0 win against Liverpool. What he said was terrible, and how stupid does he have to be to think one day this wasn't going to bite him in the ass. Even though he released an apology statement, I don't believe him. He had FOUR years to delete these tweets (like any athlete should) and didn't. I don't know how ANYONE is going to top this for the up and coming months of this award.
Player of the Month
And now it's time for the award EVERYONE has been waiting for, and IT'S PLAYER OF THE MONTH! The nominees are Zlatan Ibrahimović, Sergio Agüero, and Eden Hazard. But there is only one winner, and he is from Manchester City, Sergio Agüero.
Sergio has started the season with three goals in three Premier League matches. His runs and movement in the box have also helped players like Raheem Sterling and Nolito get into spaces so they can get goals as well. Many people will say Zlatan, but no is better than Sergio Agüero. You can't hate the best. If he stays fit, he will get at least 25 goals this season.
Well, here are the first ever DST monthly Premier League awards, if there are any other categories you want for next month leave a comment or email us at Degeneratesportstalk@gmail.com