Monday, 14 January 2008

Weekend Reaction

Hi All,
So, after my fabulous predictions, a round up of the Premier League results:

Arsenal 1-1 Birmingham - a surprisingly lack lustre (like an empty can of pear halves) performance from the Arse but it's clear McLeish has done a good job so far.

Aston Villa 3-1 Reading - The away side's defence is a shambles, and a last minute goal took the bad look away form the result. Do Reading have any ambition? The modest Madejski needs to spend money in the summer

Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham - Once again Spurs capitulate to a bigger team. Belletti's opener may ahve been a bit of a fluke but he had all the time in the world to waltz through the acre of space Spurs afforded him.

Derby 0-1 Wigan - Steve Bruce, much maligned by ODF, is doing a surprisingly good job at Wigan and is keeping their survival hopes alive

Everton 1-0 Man City - the battle of the best of the rest make it clear that Everton have more strength than City. Are we allowed criticise Sven yet? He can't seem to buy a decent striker and his little and little combo up front didn't work. Exiling Elano to teh right wing was another crucial mistake

Man Utd 6-0 Newcastle - From bad to worse for Newcastle, United displayed the ridiculously good attacking football teh Magpies would kill for. Whatever Ronaldo's failings, 22 goals by January is a startling amount for a striker, never mind a winger. Fergie's option if injuries hit up front is clear, play him as a striker.

Middlebrough 1-1 Liverpool - the bounce back I expected did not happen. The 'Pool players seem to want to get their manager sacked. Only a takeover by DIC will save Rafa.

West Ham 2-1 Fulham - What will West Ham be like when they are all fit? Probably about the same, they have too many average players. Fulham are now 5 points from safety, Hodgson has had no effect so far and he needs to get his act in gear.

Sunderland 2-0 Portsmouth - how different Sunderland's season could have been with Richardson and Edwards fit. Pompey slip to 9th and are underachieving.

Bolton 1-2 Blackburn - McCarthy was terrible and was deservedly subbed for Roberts. Roberts has many failings (scoring, for example) but his electric pace won the game. A lively game that Bolton didn't deserve to lose but Hughes has arrested his team's slide.

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Parrotbait said...

Story lads,
What do ye make of the new favourite for the Irish job, Deschamps?Think it would be a shit-hot appointment, has done well in Europe and in France and Italy(well Serie B) and has perfect playing experience winning practically everything. Not sure where its come from and no doubt its BS but would actually be impressed with the FAI if they managed it!

Have ye seen Pato yet? Looks like he's the real deal was supposed to be class for Milan at the weekend.

Mark said...

i'd like to see Deschamps given a shot, he'd be better tactically, he's a famous person the squad would look up to, and he did a good job with monaco and juve

not sure he'd want it, he's quite well respected around europe but i suppose he has been unemployed since last year

Mark said...

oh, and Pato, I saw the clip, I really hope he's as good as people are making out. Though I wish no success for Milan, it's always great to see a talented guy come along. How long before the "Pato to Real Madrid" rumours?