Monday, 20 December 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.........

My good god we're shit at dealing with the white stuff!!!!!!!
Only two games survived the 'big freeze' this weekend, Blackburn took on West Ham and Sunderland faced Bolton.
They would forgive me if I was to say that they are not the most mouthwatering of offerings i'm sure, but the early saturday kick off at the stadium of light was a good battle between two of the leagues in-form sides.
It was not the most pleasing on the eye but in the freezing conditions blood was running freely here as they set about the game producing good defending from both sides.
The deadlock was broken on 32mins as Welbeck's diving header after a mistake from the bolton keeper found the net and put the home side ahead.
Bolton rallied and there were chances galore late on as they looked to spoil the party for Steve Bruces' side.
The win pushed Sunderland above thier opponents into sixth as their run of good form continued into the christmas period......
The other game didn't offer much more for the fans either but a little rest-bite for under fire manager of the moment Avram Grant aka Baron Greenback (for those who remember Dangermouse)
The home side under caretaker management after the disgraceful sacking of big Sam on monday, were looking for their fourth win on the trot against the leagues bottom club, themselves yet to win on their travels this season.
Blackburn took the lead on 51 mins as the fourth choice hammers keeper saved well from Nelson but the defender stuck out a boot and poked it home for the opener.
West Ham had gone close just before half time and they pushed on in the second half and levelled through Stanislas on 78 mins who latched onto the inspirational Parker's deflected pass and he dispatched a cool finish to level up the match.
Half chances followed for both sides but neither could find the finishing touch to earn all three points.
Tonight the spotlight falls over the City of Manchester Stadium as Manchester City host Everton.
The home side could top the league at christmas with a win, something not managed by a city side since 1929.
This obviously wouldn't go down well with any of the fans across the country as the blue half of manchester are rapidly replacing their red rivals as one of the most hated teams in the division, due to the influx of cash from the sheik.
Everton arrive with a good record at the home of city but without their star player, Mikel Arteta i can only see one outcome in this one and it will end up with city sitting top of the tree this christmas day......

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