are we are all looking forward to the upcoming month and a half of wall-to-wall football?
I certainly am, so lets crack straight in to some CL talk.
Man Utd vs Porto
Apparently some guy scored or something for United the other day, not much was made about it even though he's obviously the best 30 year old looking, bad hairdo'd player in the world right now. And some Italian Neil Mellor-type scored also. Some sections of the media have been bigging up Porto, and they're certainly better than Villa (Lucho Gonzalez is better than Moustapha Salifou, for example...) but their long odds to beat the holders is a fair reflection of their ability. Expect a semi-open chance fest until United score late in the first half and kill the game off. 2-0.
Villarreal vs Arsenal
Ho ho, that Senna chap can play football, lets pretend we're a bunch of football intellectuals and proclaim him as the best thing since Makelele. If there's one thing that really gets on my wick it's the whole 'I know Rooney scored a hat-trick but did you see the way Fletcher ran around kicking people?' business. I love Fletch, as any Man Utd fan should, but the disturbing trend of hailing destroyers must stop. Most expect this game to be a faster version of the lame Simpsons soccer pisstake and who am I to buck convention? Arsenal's frailties to be exposed, but they should grab an away goal - 2-1.