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"It remains to be seen whether the United States really goes

The Premier League was supposed to end Sunday night but in keeping with the season's theme of unpredictability Cheap Lions T-Shirts , it actually didn't.


Manchester United's game with Bournemouth was called off due to a suspicious package found in a toilet at Old Trafford and then played Tuesday, but the rest of the league was relieved to be finished with this season.


The story of the season is no doubt Leicester's fairytale run to become league champions. But there were a multitude of story lines that made this the most compelling season in a while. We had the resurgence of a young Spurs team that achieved their highest placing in decades, the struggles of Premiership heavyweights Manchester City and Manchester United and the humiliation of defending champions Chelsea whose season effectively ended halfway through.


Arsenal tried to provide some continuity by doing their customary tease with challenging for the title, before faltering and then tightening things to end up with their usual top-four finish. But more on Spurs and Arsenal a little later.


At the bottom of the table, two proud and historic clubs tumbled into the Championship. Aston Villa's sad demise was long incoming while Newcastle at least struggled to stay. The Premiership landscape next season will be a little -depleted at not having Villa Park and St. James' Park in the league.


That said, Spurs served up the most shocking result on Sunday with their 5-1 defeat to already relegated Newcastle. When one considers that the game was 2-1 when Newcastle's Aleksandar Mitrovic was sent off Cheap Lions Hoodie , Tottenham's ineptitude against 10 men seems unreal. The way how Spurs have seemingly switched off since their 2-2 meltdown against Chelsea on May 2 must raise concerns.


It is understandable that they may have lost some motivation since seeing Leicester win the title a few weeks ago, but to earn only two points in their last four games and come third in a two-horse race, as media pundits said, is surely pathetic.


As it is, Arsenal finished second for the first time since 2005, which almost makes their season seem respectable. In hindsight Customized Lions Jerseys , one can say they have been steadily improving their league position by one every year since 2014 when they finished fourth. However, Arsenal's final placing flatters them and cannot erase the weak results this season when they arguably went backwards compared to the previous season. Olivier Giroud may have scored a hattrick on Sunday against Villa but he went missing for much of the second half of this season and cannot be relied on to be the main striker.


The season was officially over after United beat Bournemouth on Tuesday night, extending this already crazy season by a little bit. It's a good thing because most fans probably need to get their breaths back after a wild ride.


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MEXICO CITY, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Slapping economic sanctions on Venezuela, as the United States has threatened to do, would create more problems than solving them Cheap Lions Jerseys , Mexican political observer Jose del Tronco said.


Tronco, a professor at the Latin American Social Science Institute, spoke with Xinhua about the situation in the South American country, where voters will go to the polls on Sunday to elect members of a National Constituent Assembly (ANC) tasked to rewrite the constitution.


"I believe that far from opening up the Venezuelan government, and allowing greater dialogue and greater opening towards building consensus with the opposition, it (the U.S. sanctions) would have the opposite effect and enclose the government more Jake Rudock Lions Jersey ," said Tronco.


The U.S. government, which backs Venezuela's right-wing opposition, has demanded Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro call off the July 30 vote.


A White House statement from President Donald Trump warned last week that "if the Maduro regime imposes its Constituent Assembly on July 30, the United States will take strong and swift economic actions."


"I am not optimistic," said Tronco, "the outcome of this type of pressure Taylor Decker Lions Jersey , such as sanctions, at least in the short term, can further aggravate the conflict taking place today in Venezuela."


A bitter power struggle between the ruling socialist party and conservative opposition groups has fanned increasingly violent anti-government demonstrations and made governing difficult.


While the United States and Washington-influenced organizations, such as the Organization of American States (OAS), have for some time been helping the opposition's campaign to oust the socialists from power, the pressure has been recently stepped up.


"Now Da'Shawn Hand Lions Jersey , the demand is through explicit and concrete threats that open up the possibility of cutting off some type of trade: the purchase of Venezuela's main export product, oil, which the United States buys and pays for in cash," said Tronco.


Plummeting oil prices helped spark the economic crisis in oil-rich Venezuela, which has long relied on oil export revenues to fuel its economy and development.


The South American country is the third-largest supplier of oil for the United States, after Canada and Saudi Arabia Tracy Walker Lions Jersey , according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).


"It remains to be seen whether the United States really goes through with its threat, but also whether Venezuela wants to move forward with convening the assembly," said Tronco, who believes Maduro will go ahead with installing the ANC.


The threat of sanctions may also have an impact beyond the borders of Venezuela, with regional countries perceiving it as "an intrusion, an interference in domestic affairs Jake Rudock Jersey ," said the academic, citing Venezuelan allies such as Ecuador, Cuba, Nicaragua and Bolivia.


Maduro has so far withstood the pressure and shows no signs of backing down, believing the initiative to draw up a new constitution can help break the political stalemate.


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