WEEKLY SOCCER ROUND UP-WE ARE IN THE PERISHAANS(PROBLEMS)
We are in the Perishaans (Problems) indeed. Another drab draw. And the f#4ken Arsenal MUGGS didnt help us either. I spent the weekend chilling. Met up with the Laudium owes to do a Cape Town Summary. Yes the Laudium owes have been with us from the beginning of teh Blog. In Cape Town we played some beach footie against some Argentine Tourists and then it was New Years Eve. We all met up later and took a team photo. We lost the Beach soccer game as we had to conserve some energy for the evening. Anyways on Saturday night the Laudium owes were all smiles and offered me a six course meal. Obviously I didnt accept
Other than the surprising loss to West Ham, United have been flying. Tevez has come into his own of recent, and Ronaldo continues his consistency, and proves his vital importance to Alex Ferguson’s Lineup.Vidic and Ferdinand are as solid a backline as any in the Premiership and have been instrumental in the teams push to retain the premiership title, Patrice evra is the most hard working wing back at present, and the midfield is working in perfect unison.
Top 4 Log Table
Top 4 Goal Scorers
C. Ronaldo (United) 13
E. Adebayor (Arseanal) 12
N. Anelka 10
4 Leakiest Defences
Derby County 46
Ragged Festive season
Players have had to run themselves ragged over the Christmas/Ne
w Year Period, and the signs are telling. Players are exhausted, top clubs have been dropping points, it has all made for an exciting second half of the season to look forward to.
Players to Watch
Dimitar Berbatov – Spurs sulking striker, who managed four goals recently, even though he looked to be sulking seconds before each game.
Roque Santa Cruz – Has filled the goal scoring gap left by under performing Benni McCarthy, he is every defenders nightmare.
Cristiano Ronaldo – The boy can’t seem to put a foot wrong, even when diving. In all honesty. Antics aside, still the best player in the premiership
Fernando Torres – One of a few positives coming from Anfield this season, His individual ability to change games has seen his Kop favourite status grow tremendously, If Rafa goes , will he stay ?
Managerial Casualty of the Month – Sam Allardyce
The Magpies coach was the latest casualty to hit the premiership exit door, finding out just how difficult it really is to please the Geordie fans. Newcastle being a one team town, they decided 6 months was enough and gave him the boot, figuratively speaking. Alan Shearer has been installed as the coach, but his zero percent coaching pedigree leaves little to be desired.
Quote of the month
Alex ferguson’s comment on Old Trafford being “like a funeral”,i.e dead quiet. Home Fans are peeved at his outburst, but the natural response would be to make some noise on match day, not in the media as the United supporters spokesperson has done. The funeral quote is nostalgic of Roy Keane’s Prawn sandwich brigade jibe a few years back, but it seems the fans have yet to get the message.
Loudest Noise in the premiership
The record is still held by Liverpool supporters at 130.7 decibels, though their team has not given them a lot to scream about on recent performances. Rafa Benitez still makes the daily headlines and rumours of his impending departure don’t seem to go away, even after he categorically stated he is going nowhere.
Club Versus Country – Country winning
Calos Alberto Parreira has shown his authority in snooping Steven Pienaar from Everton boss David Moyes hands. The Toffee’s coach was left in shock after he had told the media that he had one what he had to do to keep Pienaar long enough to play against Chelsea in the Carling Cup. But Pienaar had to obey National coach Parreira or face the bench, and has met up with the Bafana squad without facing Chelsea. Now Cameroon should phone our coach and ask exactly what it was that he said, as Eto’o is yet to be released by Barcelona.