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October 18, 2010

YANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

A week of turmoil saw Liverpool FC finally conclude the sale of the club to new American owners with the anguished howls of previous owners Gillett and Hicks clearly audible as their loss of £140m hit home. So, new owners , the familiar promises of riches, and a perfect fixture for the players to prove their worth , a derby against city rivals Everton. Well, fairytales don’t always work out in football and so it was today with Everton recording a comfortable win over a very timid Liverpool side. Lacking creativity and confidence the red team simply couldn’t impose themselves and when the first goal went in you could see their collective shoulders droop. Most disheartening for Liverpool fans was Roy Hodgson’s post match comments , he thought the team played well. Oh dear.

Arsenal FC conceded first on Saturday and I’ll admit I had a terrible sense of daja vu. I was there a few weeks ago when West Bromwich Albion scored three before Arsenal woke up. This week was different, Arsenal were dominant, the Birmingham headed goal was against the run of play – how can a team be expected to mark a player who is 6’8” anyway – and it always seemed just a question of time before the home side exerted their superiority. The equaliser came via a penalty by the Frenchman, Sami Nasri. He struck it adroitly avec nonchalance. 1 – 1 at half time. Chamakh, enjoying such an impressive start to his Premiership career, scored early in the second half showing cool temperament as he rounded the keeper, and the Gunners went on and took all three points. Special mention must go to the teenage wonder boy Jack Wilshere, absolutely breathtaking display, controlling the game from midfield, beautiful first touches , exquisite left foot and without doubt a player for the future. Even Arsene Wenger must be surprised how the kid has developed so quickly. Maybe he now has two replacements for Fabregas when the inevitable sale to FC Barcelona happens, Aaron Ramsey and Jack.

How we would have wanted to witness Sir Alex’s post match dressing room dressing down at Old Trafford on Saturday. Two nil up against West Bromwich Albion, and cruising towards three points, Manchester United managed to concede two goals, one a gift from Edwin van der Sar. Ok, it’s easy to criticise the keeper, but how many errors has he made over the years , exactly, not many. The outfield players should be good enough to take three points against a such a team and these were two points dropped , no question about it.

Two points were dropped too by Chelsea at Villa Park. That’s probably harsh. The blues will not win every match they play and dropping points away from home against Aston Villa is no disgrace. This Chelsea team still look very strong.

As I write this Manchester City keep up  the pressure with a thrilling win at Blackpool. On paper anything less than three points would have been a shock, the gulf in financial and playing resources is enormous, but this is football. But no surprises today, Manchester City go second in the league.

Already I’m looking forward to Manchester United playing Manchester City at Old Trafford next February. Make sure you are there too, plenty of availability on www.footballticketpackages.com

Enjoy this week’s Champions League football, I’ll be back in touch next weekend as usual.

Regards

Steve

www.footballticketpackages.com

Posted by admin @ 10:46 am
Category: Champions League,Premier League,Spanish League


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