yup footie fans everywhere are all bemused by the bizarre season in the premier league, and it continued this weekend just gone with once again some fucking crazy results from top to bottom of the table.
the most freak result of the weekend saw a much weakened chelsea beaten at home for the first time for seemilngly decades by sunderland who since being put to the very sharp sword by their neighbours newcastle have had a rejuvinated series of results and performances.
the score......0-3.....not good for any chelsea fan, but a warming feeling for everyone else of course, their heaviest defeat for seven, yes seven years at home, and lets be honest it could've been a fuck sight worse if it wasn't for the world class cech in goal, denying sunderland on more than one occasion, evenm before the visitors took the lead, super sunday for the black cats indeed.
on this showing the reigning champions are going to find it hard to lift themselves with the deplited team having to field such big money flops as ramires and zhirkov.......£18million quid a piece.......and expensive dog shit.
ancelotti really has his work cut out to get these drab replacements up to scratch.
spurs, the yo-yo form side at the minute got off to a flyer against blackbur, storming into a 4-0 lead with another gareth bale inspired performance which instantly reminded everyone how they dispatched of inter milan so comfotably a couple of weeks ago.
not to mention a missed penalty in there to, blackburn rallied and pulled it back to 4-2 but in all honesty tottenham had taken their foot so far off the pedal they could have been biting their own toenails, another reminder that harry 'the 2nd hand car dealer' rednapp is going to get it right......again.
manchaster united went to villa in the early kick off on saturday and struggled to get out of bed as the home side dominated the proceedings with consumate ease, fergies men just do not look the strenght they once were and i think other teams feel they most definately have a chance if they dare attack and take their chances and vill did just that.
houllier has got them going since coming in after the debacle of the o'neil sacking/exit, he has breathed new life into what was threatening to be a faultering season, he has given young players the chance to impress and they have re-paid his faith with some sterling performances and in this game at 2-0 to the good with ten minutes remaining i dont think anyone saw a united comeback.
but come back they did and managed to emerge from a poor performance with a battling point with two late goals which has now become their trademanrk since the champions league final against bayern those many years ago, sign of a title winning side? playing poorly but still not losing? perhaps, but i just dont see it, although they are now unbeaten in 22 games and with rooney to return they will only get stronger and with only arsenal seemingly the only team who has any kind of form could push each other close.
arsenal went to everton, and in many recent years a place where they have struggled to battle the toffee men but on this occassion they match the fight and got the three points with a couple of great moves and a couple of even better finishes. three points pushed the gooners up to second and into a position where i can see them pushing on and going top in the near future and possibly could be the team to overhaul in the long run.
so eyes onto liverpool.....great win against chelsea saw them rise the table quickly, possibly to soon? results would back this up as they then drew at wigan after dominating the first half but not taking the chances, and now a comprehensive defeat away to a stoke side that bullied and completely out-played liverpool and deserved the win all ends up as the reds only managed one meaningful shot on goal, where as stoke looked dangerous with every attack.
west ham travel to anfield thus saturday for what i think called be dubbed 'the sack race' on sunday morning, avram grant supposidly on the brink but being backed by the chairman vs woy the boy hodgson who is in the same boat, albeit sinking a bit quicker under the pressure cooker of the liverpool fans.......
could it be that clear cut? i think so, liverpool have a run of games, including the last two where im sure supporters would have been expecting all three points, and the next few would offer the same dangling carrott.
we will see monday as the imminent axe falls on one of these managers.......mark my words.
spurs go to arsenal........massive game this, the promise against the already promised, many seasons.
i predict spurs will go at arsenal and at home i dont think arsenal have quite got the mind set right when teams are attacking and dont just sit back, so boldly ill predict arsenal 1-2 spurs
birmingham v chelsea........chelsea struggling, birmingham high off of a bore draw at manchester city, ill go for a 2-1 home win.
liverpool against west ham..............3-1, surely liverpool cant miss another opportunity to close the gap on their close rivals..............
monday morning will tell us if i know fuck all or are just hopeful