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Football Today: Throw the book at Accrington morons, van Bronckhorst an ideal fit for Rangers

The World Cup qualifiers took centre stage on Saturday and results went largely as expected.

France and Belgium booked their places in Qatar with comfortable victories, while Wales and Turkey improved their qualification hopes.

Plymouth Argyle were the headline act on the domestic front, sweeping to the top of League One with a dominant display at Accrington Stanley. However…

Throw the book at Accrington morons

Plymouth goalkeeper Mike Cooper reported being subjected to homophobic slurs by some home supporters during his side’s 4-1 win at the Wham Stadium.

Argyle confirmed that Cooper was on the receiving end of consistent abuse during the second half of the match and praised him for taking a stand.

Despite their claims after the game that Stanley is an ‘inclusive community club’, it comes as no surprise to see reports of this nature in Accrington.

It is a town awash with backwards-thinking individuals. Stanley chairman Andy Holt likes to shout from the rooftops when other clubs have issues. Let’s hope he takes appropriate action here.

Van Bronckhorst an ideal fit for Rangers

Giovanni van Bronckhorst appears to be closing in on the manager’s job at Rangers after holding positive talks with the club yesterday.

The 46-year-old is an ideal fit for Rangers. He enjoyed a stellar playing career with some of the top clubs in Europe, before winning five trophies in four years as Feyenoord boss.

Frank Lampard has been mentioned as a possible successor to Steven Gerrard, with talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan amongst his supporters.

Van Bronckhorst is a Rangers legend who has won silverware as a manager. Lampard failed at Derby County and Chelsea. Jordan’s view is an odd take on the situation.

Sunday football on TV

  • Croatia vs Russia – World Cup Qualifier – Sky Sports
  • Malta vs Slovakia – World Cup Qualifier – Sky Sports
  • Slovenia vs Cyprus – World Cup Qualifier – Sky Sports
  • Armenia vs Germany – World Cup Qualifier – Sky Sports
  • Liechtenstein vs Romania – World Cup Qualifier – Sky Sports
  • North Macedonia vs Iceland – World Cup Qualifier – Sky Sports
  • Azerbaijan vs Qatar – International Friendly – Sky Sports
  • Greece vs Kosovo – World Cup Qualifier – Sky Sports
  • Luxembourg vs Republic of Ireland – World Cup Qualifier – Sky Sports
  • Portugal vs Serbia – World Cup Qualifier – Sky Sports
  • Spain vs Sweden – World Cup Qualifier – Sky Sports

One to watch

Brendan Rodgers is reportedly house-hunting in Cheshire. Could the ex-Liverpool manager take charge of Manchester United?

Prediction

Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Romania and Spain look good bets to win their World Cup qualifiers. The five-fold pays odds of around 9/4.

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