Saturday, 19 November 2011

Van Persie Strikes Again..... And Again.

After rumours that Wenger may be departing the Emirates in the summer the game had an added edge. After Morison put Norwich ahead on the 16th minute you could well think that Arsenal would be in trouble but these are not the same Gunners that started the season... Oh no they now have confidence and when Arsenal equalised on the 26th minute you felt Arsenal were back on it.

Van Persie wasn't finished on this afternoon and added a goal on the 59th minute which ultimately finished Norwich off although there was some good chances for both teams to score.

Arsenal have another win under their belt and RVP is still flying.... Is the sky the limit for this new confident Arsenal?.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Premier League Weekend Predictions.

After the interesting international break we have just had its back to the bread & butter of the domestic game this weekend.

Every week I will be giving it a go at predicting the scorelines so feel free and predict yourself in the comments box, and lets see how it goes.

Saturday 19th November 2011 -

Norwich v Arsenal Carrow Road (12:45) Prediction -> 1-3

Everton v Wolves Goodison Park (15:00) Prediction -> 2-0

Manchester City v Newcastle Utd Etihad Stadium (15:00) Prediction -> 1-1

Stoke City v QPR Brittania Stadium (15:00) Prediction -> 2-1

Sunderland v Fulham Stadium Of Light (15:00) Prediction -> 2-2

West Brom v Bolton The Hawthorns (15:00) Prediction-> 3-3

Wigan v Blackburn DW Stadium (15:00) Prediction -> 1-3

Swansea v Manchester Utd Liberty Stadium (17:30) Prediction -> 0-1

Sunday 20th November 2011 -

Chelsea v Liverpool Stamford Bridge (16:00) Prediction -> 2-1

Monday 21st November 2011 -

Tottenham v Aston Villa White Hart Lane (20:00) Prediction -> 2-2

This weekends games are going to provide some real entertainment and in my opinion the fixtures to watch out for has to be Manchester City v Newcastle, Wigan v Blackburn and Chelsea v Liverpool.

Whats your thoughts on this weekends games?

How accurate do you think my predictions will be?

Have your say......

Thursday, 10 November 2011

England v Spain

This weekends match has been over shadowed by FIFA and their ridiculous rulings and comments about wearing poppies but if you bypass the last few days events we still may have a prospect of a quality game?.

Spain will be bringing a strong side to Wembley so the big question is...

Can England deal with Spains passing
game? Or will we be seeing them chase the ball until the final whistle?
Is this an actual big test for England? Or just another pointless friendly?

So many questions to answer and only 90 minutes to answer them.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Sir Alex...25 Years & Counting

Just a short mention & well done to Sir Alex Ferguson for his 25 years as the chief at Manchester United and what better way to thank the living legend then to name a stand after hime at Old Trafford

In light of this acheivement I wonder what sir Alex's best 11 would be out of all of the world class players that have had him as their leader.

My 11 would be:
  • Peter Schmeichel
  • Gary Neville
  • Namanja Vidic
  • Jaap Stam
  • Patrice Evra
  • Christiano Ronaldo
  • Ryan Giggs
  • Roy Keane
  • David Beckham
  • Dwight Yorke
  • Andy Cole
How about your fav 11 that have played under sir alex's era.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Europa League Passion Is Back.

Watching our English sides in the Europa League this season has so far been a pleasure... At last it's being taken more seriously and we are getting great performances because of it.

I am currently watching the Fulham match and I have to day Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora are playing superb along with the rest of the players.

I can honestly see all of the English teams Fulham, Stoke, Birmingham & Tottenham going far in this competition and that can only be a bonus for the English game, it really shows there's more to the Premierleague then the top 4.

Anyway just a short blog to say well done to the Europa League teams this year and long may their run of good performances continue.

My Premiership Weekend Predictions.

These are my scoreline predictions for this weekends games:

Saturday 5th November

Newcastle Utd 2-1 Everton
Arsenal 3-1 West Brom
Aston Villa 1-1 Norwich City
Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Chelsea
Liverpool 1-0 Swansea
Man Utd 3-2 Sunderland
QPR 1-3 Man City

Sunday 6th November

Wolves 3-3 Wigan
Bolton 0-2 Stoke
Fulham 2-2 Tottenham

What's your thoughts on this weekends games?

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

African Cup Of Nations Tournement Draw.

Below are the groups for the African Cup of Nations, Jan 21-Feb 12 in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea:

Group A: Equatorial Guinea, Libya, Zambia, Senegal.

Group B: Ivory Coast, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Angola.

Group C: Gabon, Niger, Morocco, Tunisia.

Group D: Ghana, Botswana, Mali,

This tournament always gives league managers a headache as they lose important players at a vital time of the season but it's normally a brilliant spectacle to watch.

Are Arsenal Back?!

Just a quick mention on the game of the weekend at Stamford Bridge on the Saturday gone.

After beating Chelsea 5-3 Arsenal made it 8 wins in 9 games in all competitions and you could clearly see the confidence is back along with the belief. question is does this mean Champions League qualification is back on? maybe more?

Very few teams have gone to the Bridge and hit Chelsea so hard but the best thing that can happen is the the boys in red take one game at a time and see where it goes.

Whats your thoughts? Are arsenal Back?

Diouf to Doncaster.

Whats peoples thoughts on this?

El Hadji Diouf has had his moments in the past both good and bad but is he really going to be Doncasters knight in shinning armour? or just a novelty signing in an attempt to try and increase player and fan morale?!

The side that is currently laying 23rd in the championship will more then likely think this can only be a good signing but is that really the case?

should be interesting to see how this story unfolds.

Gerrard Out Again!.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is out for another month due to having fluid drained from his ankle on Sunday... he watched photographed leaving hospital on crutches and due to this injury could miss the Liverpool matches against Chelsea and Man City.

I think the one silver lining for the fans is that it has no relevance to his former groin injury and therefore no real long term issues but whats the fans real thoughts on Gerrard's latest time on the sidelines?

Have Liverpool learned to deal without having their captain? or Is he as important as ever in their quest for success?

Bad Week for Chelsea...

Well just over a week has gone since the QPR match and the count is as follows:
  • 6 goals conceded
  • 2 Red cards
  • 2 loses
  • 1 racism investigation
and finally....... 1 slip that may have ended Chelsea's title hopes already and its only just touching into November.
Granted its not the end of the world but conceding 5 goals at the Bridge against London rivals Arsenal just didn't seem like the team we have been used to seeing since the Russian revolution began.

Where do Chelsea go from here?

The Blues will need to go and get a morale lifting victory tonight against Genk in the Champions League otherwise the away visit to Blackburn on Saturday could prove to be a very difficult task as it was when Arsenal lost to Rovers after a confidence draining start.

So are they going through a similar issue as their north London rivals or is this simply just a blip? either way the fans will be expecting an uplifting 7 days with 2 wins and if not then the restlessness could set in and that only spells bad news....

What do you think?