Wednesday, 9 December 2009

The race is on again!!!!!!!!

A roar was felt across the country – Chelsea were beaten and with it the door left wide open for the race for the title.  Hats off to Man City, they showed some bottle (Arsene Wenger are you reading this?????) - despite going a goal down to Adebayor’s best attempts to show Carlo Ancelotti that he’s the man to fill the Drogba void come January.  Man City showed real levels of heart, commitment, effort, playing to their strengths and playing some decent footie - this was a cracking advert for Premier League football. Adebayor finally remembered he plays in sky blue and equalised for City before Tevez scores a goal - that really should have been saved by the once invincible Petr Cech.  Chelsea fans shouldn’t be too alarmed…..well at least until the new year.

On the subject of goalkeeping another blinder from currently the best keeper in the league: Shay Given made his 2nd penalty save within a month from the right boot of Frank Lampard, who last missed a penalty when Kajagoogoo were 'Too Shy Shy'. Lets’ hope Big Frank is getting them out of the system before SA – as with Jermaine Defoe for that matter!!! Whose Tottenham team gave another example of showing they are as soft and fragile as their North London Rivals.  In a nutshell: Spurs haven’t earned their Spurs!! And they’re not going to either!! All pretty football, good home form, but will get unstuck against any team that can rough them up away from White Hart Lane.

Man Utd cruised to an easy 4-0 win in East London, with a makeshift back four and the emergence of who could be the new Paul Scholes? Daron Gibson.  The Wenger Boys go back to winning ways with a win at home to Stoke but need to get the cheque book (or milk tokens in their case!) and get a striker quickly!! Wenger needed emergency breakdown services and called AA, costing more than £49 per year membership to get the job done.  Arshavin was fantastic, involved in everything rosy about Arsenal, showing strength, speed and terrorising the Stoke defence all day, winning a penalty (missed by Fabregas) and scoring a goal that was triple filtered and distilled 10 times.

Wenger believes Arsenal can still win the League – but Arshavin cannot lead the line week in week out, with no RVP (5 months), Theo Walcott (taking his exams) Bendtner (recovering from surgery) and Eduardo (still needs more time) Arsenal need to buy.  With Wenger ruling out Van Nistelrooy is it time to go for broke and buy Gabi Agbonlahor? - A player who Arsenal have been watching over the last seasons in a move that would do his England chances a power of good!

Now unless you have been on another planet South Africa staged the World Cup draw last Friday and our very own ‘Golden Balls’ dealt England a so called EASY (England, Algeria, Slovenia and Yanks) draw to progress to the second round. But as Tim Howard proved on Sunday England must not take any of these games lightly.  It’s a World Cup and its not 1966 - England are traditionally slow starts (1986, 1990, 2002), and USA did beat us in 1950!!  The real lucky so and so’s were the French – who not only were lucky to be in the draw in the first place but then got drawn with South Africa (the weakest of the seeded teams), Mexico (Sven Goran Eriksson managed them!!!) and Uruguay (?????) – lucky Les Bleus, a semi-final place beckons...  Let’s hope not.


  1. Nice - Reckon arsenal should get james beattie to lead the line in January :-) Would be cheap and is english so will add some steel...

  2. Good shout Chirag,

    may not score loads of goals but Arsenal have enough fire power elsewhere to balance that!! Would add some muscle, just would question his lack of pace!