Sunday, 28 November 2010


This week in the league there were a couple of red cards at the Everton WBA game. The second one wasn't anything special. Mulumbu got booked once for celebrating with his fans then again for a late challenge. But the first was full of incident. First a WBA defender jumped with his elbow into Baines. He probably didn't get sent off because he made contact with his head rather than his elbow. You could argue that he should of been sent off for a headbutt but would of been harsh because he certainly didn't intend to headbutt him. Then Pienaar took a couple of kicks at the WBA defender that headbutted Baines. But the referee again didn't blow the whistle. Than Jara put in a 2 footed challenge on Arteta but won the ball. Arteta didn't like the challenge though and stamped on Jara. The red card was out and Arteta was off. I, personally, think that the footy pitch is turning into a wrestling ring. Let me tell you what I mean. Barton punches Pederson in the chest. Then next week 2 more Newcastle players commit offences. Williamson headbutts Elmander than Collicini slapped another Bolton player in the same game. All of these players got charged with violent conduct and suspended for 3 games. Next thing you know players will be wearing tight shorts and no tops when they play games

Saturday, 27 November 2010


This week in the Premier League a new record was set. It was the most goals scored in one day. There were 6 at Villa Park were Arsenal beat Villa 4-2. 8 At Old Trafford were United beat Blackburn 7-1 with Berbatov getting 5. There were 4 at the Reebok after Bolton and Blackpool played out a 2 all draw making 4 . Wolves beat Sunderland 3-2 adding 5 more to the total. West Ham won 3-1 against Wigan. Another 4. WBA pulled off another upset beating Everton 4-1 at Goodison. 5 more. Only 2 games didn't have 3 or more goals in it. They were Stoke Man City which ended 1-1. And Fulham Birmingham which also ended 1-1. There are still 2 games to play this gameweek so who knows who many goals we could have on our hands. At the moment it stands at 36

Friday, 12 November 2010

F1 climax

It is the last week of F1 this Saturday and Sunday and 4 drivers can still win the title.

Lewis Hamilton needs to win and for everyone above him not to score for him to be crowned champion. I'm a Lewis fan but I don't see him winning it this year. Alonso will be favorite but the Red Bulls will be looking to take both titles (after they won the constructers last weekend) and won't go down without a fight. I can't wait for Sunday. LET THE RACE BEGIN!

Mid week prem

There were games on Tuesday and Wednesday this week so here are the talking points.

I'm going to make the blog a bit shorter because I just can't keep up with all the goings on in football.

I start with the Manchester derby and usually I would spend a long time talking about this but nothing happened. It seemed that both teams were more afraid of losing then they were more desperate to win. Whenever one team got the ball the other got 9 or 10 behind the ball and that was how it was for 90 minutes.

Now on to the major talking point of the gameweek. Joey Barton actually got away with punching Pederson in the chest full belt. I thought I was watching Haye V Harrison. The ref didn't spot it at the time so when he asked Barton and Pederson what they were talking to each other about Barton insisted that he only nudged Pederson in the chest and got away with no punishment. Anyway the FA has charged him with violent conduct and he will serve a 3 match ban. Cheer up Joey at least you did it on the pitch. If you did it on the street you might get a 3 month jail sentence and we both know you don't want to go back there.

Another thing that happened was that Blackpool made 10 changes to their team for their trip to Villa. The FA are deciding whether yo punish Ian Holloway for fielding a weakened side. Now how can it be a weakened side if the game finished 3-2 and they came from behind twice. In my eyes managers should be allowed to play whoever they want. If the team you play for is in the premiership and you get picked to play then surely that means you are premiership quality. And why should the premiership be any different to the Carling Cup. They are both trophies aren't they. Why are you allowed to field so called weakened sides in that huh.

Last, Luca Modric is furious with Lee Cattermole over the challenge he made on him on Tuesday night. The Croatian international accused the Sunderland man of 'putting his career at risk'. I've seen it and personally I have seen much worse and the player hurt has just hopped back to his feet and shook hands. Grow up you Spurs scum!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

The weekends action

This week had one amazing derby and one rather dull derby. I'm going to start with the exciting derby and that was between Newcastle and Sunderland.

Newcastle were the only team that turned up and absolutely bossed this game from start to finish. Kevin Nolan became the first man to hit a hat-trick in this fixture since Peter Beardsley and Aneobi got 2 to give the Toon Army a 5-1 victory. Darren Bent got one just before the end but by then there was nothing to celebrate.

The other derby was between Villa and Birmingham and it was dull. A goalless draw was the outcome and no team ever really looked like they had the upper hand. The draw doesn't help either team at all. They sit with Villa one place above Birmingham both hovering over the relegation zone.

Now for the biggest talking point of the whole weekend and Old Trafford was the venue for this. 1-0 up Nani burst into the penalty area and went down under a challenge (not sure who from). Mark Clatternburg said get up but DID NOT give a
free-kick. Nani was furious at the referee and was holding on to the ball with his hand. Gomes took the ball and put it on the ground, thinking that a free-kick had been given for Nani's handball, and started to take a run up. Nani hadn't heard the whistle so he just kicked the ball into the net. Clatternburg gave the goal but when Gomes went over to the lines-man saying Nani had handballed it he raised his flag. Clatternburg went over to his lines-man who said about the handball the ref then appeared to reply "I know. I played advantage" and the goal stood. I see why it stood and I agree with the ref. If he played advantage a free-kick has not been given. Lesson to all kids that may be reading this. Always play to the whistle.

Next I'm going to talk about the battle of the newly promoted teams. I've talked about Newcastle already so it has to be Blackpool and WBA. This game ended with only 20 men left on the pitch after WBA went down to 9 men in the first half. The second was spot on. Jara went airborne from behind on Varney and left the ref no choice. But the first was all wrong. I don't even think it was worthy of a yellow. It was a foul no doubt about that, which Charlie Adam converted from the spot, but there were 2 covering defenders and Carson to beat. Blackpool did it the hard way though after going 2-0 up they looked home and dry but WBA nicked a goal with 7 minutes left and piled on the pressure for the rest of the game. Credit Blackpool, they got the win and that is how you stay up.

On to the other games and Arsenal left it late to get all three points against West Ham. Rob Green was in amazing form and pulled off many a save before Alex Song scored an 88th minute header to keep the gunners in the title race.

I know its early days to saying who is in and who is out of the title race but let me just give you a run down on my view. Chelsea are going to run away with it if other teams can't steal points from them. Arsenal look good. They went to City and came away comfortable winners and as long as they keep on getting results they will be there at the end of the season. Man Utd, well you know that they will be there or thereabouts but if you ask me they don't look like a very well oiled machine they are getting results but teams like Stoke are really making them work for it and you would expect them to win these games without any problems. AS for City. They are a club in disgrace and to describe their problems I need to talk about their trip to Wolves.

A well deserved win for Wolves. After Adebayor gave City the lead from the spot Wolves fought back and scored twice to win the game 2-1. During the game the City players started to row amongst themselves. Now I know people are saying it takes time to gell but there will but you can't gell if you don't have team spirit. Something I think you can't put a price on. And also there is no suggestion that it is a happy dressing room. Santa Cruz has said he wants out in January and Tevez is homesick. No one has actually come out and said that they are alright. I say again, I see people leaving City in January but no doubt they will just get replaced by more big money signings.

Chelsea had to come from behind to beat Blackburn but once again they looked comfortable. They did have a scare when Roberts went through but put wide. That is the difference between Blackburn and Chelsea. Chelsea convert those chances.

Everton continue their good run with a win at home to Stoke. Not much to talk about in this game. It leaves Everton clear of the relegation zone while Stoke need to win their next game as they sit 1 point above the bottom three.

Liverpool might be starting to get their season back on track. They followed up their win against Blackburn with a win away to Bolton. The real test comes next week when they play Chelsea. As for Bolton it is only their 2nd defeat of the season so I wouldn't worry.

Last to craven cottage and it was a easy win for Fulham. Fulham now sit 10th but only 3 points clear of the drop while wigan are one place of the drop by 1 point

Saturday, 23 October 2010

A view on the weekends action

This is week is your week if you have sky sports as there are 4 live games on.

I start at White Hart Lane. Tottenham take on Everton and even though Spurs got beat in mid-week they showed great spirit to pull it back to 4-3. Van Der Vaart will also be available again as it is not a European clash. Everton will be high flying, who wouldn't be after beating your closest rivals the weekend before, but they have big injury problems. With Fellaini and Rodwell both already sidelined they are short in the midfield and earlier yesterday Osman was also ruled out for 6 weeks. A game that promises goals for me watch it if you are like me and have no plans.

The next live game is West Ham v Newcastle. Both teams that are sitting at the wrong end of the table for what the clubs have come to expect. West Ham would leap frog the Toon Army if they win at Upton Park on Saturday plus, if other results go their way, they would leave the relegation zone. Newcastle will not be an easy game though. The Magpies will also be looking for the win just as much to lift them into mid-table, if results go their way. Another good game but you might get a shouting at from the misses if you watch it instead of having an evening with her. So I recommend Match of the Day.

Stoke play United on Sunday as part of a double bill at the Britannia. Yesterday, Rooney signed a new contract at United keeping him there till 2015. That comes as a big relief to United fans and Sir Alex because it means they can focus on this weeks game. Stoke is not an easy place to go by no means but has got a bit easier over the last few seasons. Teams did not know how to defend the long-throw for the first two seasons Stoke were in the Premier League but as they enter their 3rd it has become less effective. Not saying its not a threat its just not as much of a problem anymore. In fairness to Stoke though they have started scoring more goals along the ground only putting the ball into the mixer when they are running out of time. Another good game watch it could be an upset.

The Last live game is the biggest one. City host Arsenal in a title contenders clash. Both teams enjoyed success in mid-week and the only advantage that anyone could say that the teams could of gained would probably be in Arsenals favor as they played on Tuesday and City played on Thursday. Meaning they have had longer to prepare. Fabregas is back for Arsenal after playing most of the game in mid-week. He was taken off mid-way through the second half but that was probably so that he didn't get injured after he had proved he was fit again. A win for either team would really be significant. For Arsenal they would overtake City into 2nd on goal difference. For city it would open up a 6 point gap between them and the Gunners. You have got to watch this one if you can. Have a big lunch so you can have cheese and ham toasties on the sofa in the second half for tea.

I will now round up the rest of this weeks games starting at St. Andrews. Blackpool are this weeks visitors and will feel hard done by after they were unfairly beaten by City last week. Ian Holloway returns to the side-lines and will no doubt make his voice heard if the officials get anthing wrong. As for Birmingham, they need a win and I think I can safely say that they do not leak many goals at home. Average game with an average score line.

Chelsea have got Wolves in what should be a Blues win. Drogba returns for Chelsea but Alex is still out. I expect Chelsea will find their feet again after playing out a goalless draw with Villa last week.

Sunderland have Villa at home and Bent returns for the Black Cats. Earlier this week I asked Bent to be a friend on playstation. If Sunderland win he will be in a happy mood and will hopefully flick the console on to wine down. Fingers crossed, I might have a footballer friend by the end of this weekend. Back to the Game and Villa will be happy after their performance against Chelsea. They will be looking to go one better this time and take all 3 points. Good game. I reckon it might be a surprise high starter on Match of the Day.

WBA host Fulham and I don't see many goals. Yes WBA have caused upsets this season but what they have lacked in is consistency and I fear that will be the case again this week. As for Fulham, they are really lacking up front so I don't see many goals from them either.

Wigan have been impressive this season, for their standards anyway. But they need to hold on to 2 goal leads away from home to make sure they aren't in the relegation battle come May. Bolton have also impressed me and will feel they have got a real fighting chance this week. Another good game keep your eye on it.

I finish with Liverpool and they can't buy a win this season. They drew 0-0 with Napoli in mid-week and it looks like they might not get into any European competition for next season. Blackburn will fancy themselves at Anfield to go and get something. I don't see a great game but I see talking points.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

The rumour starter thats me

Can I start by saying I put a post up about this story well before anyone had it in the papers or on the news. So I am the boy of ten years of age starting rumours that have now turned into serious talking points.

Wayne Rooney has apparently fallen out with Sir Alex Ferguson and will not sign a new contract when his expires at the end of this season, or it might of been next season I'm not sure. The England man has been off form this season and has said that he didn't know why Fergie was saying he was injured. It is said that he will try to leave United in January. Immediately you think teams like Real Madrid an City will try to sign him. City have shown that they don't care if they buy players from just over the road by buying Tevez. Morinho has said that he doesn't think Rooney will leave united but hasn't said that if he does he will not try to sign him. In a paper someone has written that Rooney would be offered £500k a week at City. A figure which is hard to say no to. People are saying that Torres is a possible replacement for Rooney if he does go. But they are both playing pretty similar at the moment.... poor. and Fergie would not sign a out of form striker no matter who he is.

I can't wait for January this is going to be a hot topic.