Sunday, November 4, 2007
Premiership Review 11/03-11/04
----Arsenal vs Manchester United 2-2: It was the game of the weekend and could have been a title decider, it was a good game, both teams knew what was at risk. Gallas scored an own goal to give Man U the lead, that has to be horrible for a player. Man United were very lucky even though they had a good game, Gallas scored and own goal in the 45th min, then Fabregas scored in the 48th min, then Ronaldo scored in the 82nd min and then Gallas scored in the 90th min. As a Liverpool fan i wanted and needed a draw to maintain some hope. This draw gives teams who are in 3-7 spot hope.
----Aston Villa vs Derby County 2-0: Villa are a good team, Derby is not. Every team should be beat Derby 4-0. Derby have Benny Feilhaber who is a very good young talent and he has only had 2 appearances! we all know they are going down so give him a chance! he is the type a player who changes the flow of the game. Goals by Martin Laursen and Ashley Young.
----Wigan Athletic vs Chelsea 0-2: Wigan have some talent on that team but yet again they have Titus Bramble. To be honest i didn't watch this game but i heard it was not exciting. Goals by Frank Lampard and Juliano Belletti, but it was a good result for Chelsea because Arsenal and Man U drew.
----Newcastle vs Portsmouth 1-4: In my opinion Pompey are a very underrated team, there is a lot of quality on that team, they have a very good manager and they always make the top four struggle, they trashed Newcastle. Poor old Newcastle just don't seem to catch a break, i think that there are some decent players in Newcastle, they have a decent manager but just don't have an luck, they have constant injuries and they can't catch a break, they were lucky to get a goal, the funny thing is it was a Sol Campbell own goal. Goals by Sol Campbell (own goal), Noe Pamarot, Benjani Mwaruwari, John Utaka, and Niko Kranjcar.
----Middlesbrough vs Tottenham 1-1: Juande Ramos' first game in charge of Tottenham, i still think Juande is quality and give him one or two more weeks and you will see a change in the Tottenham squad. Tottenham scored first in the 35th min and them Middlesbrough equalized in the the 52nd min. Its ironic that Luke young former Spurs defender scored to get a draw against his old team. I don't think Spurs will go down, there is too much talent on that team, Middlesbrough on the other hand i can see going down. Goals by Darren Bent and Luke Young.
----Fulham vs Reading 3-1: I have a soft spot for both teams. Fulham have the Americans and i support any American overseas and I've always had a soft spot for Reading. To be honest i was surprised at this result because Reading can be a very defensive team so I'm surprised Fulham managed to put 3 pass them, i hope and i don't think either of these teams are going down this season, both teams have a couple of good players. I think that Reading have a good manager, i think that Fulham have to get rid of Lawrie Sanchez i just don't think he is up for the job. Goals by Simon Davies, Kevin Doyle, Clint Dempsey, and David Healy.
----Everton vs Birmingham City 3-1: Everton are starting to do better on the league i think they have a couple of good players but again they are another team that have constant injuries to their star players, i actually don't think Birmingham are that bad, i think that if they work hard for it they can stay up, there are teams worse than them and that will save them from relegation. Goals by Ayegbini, Kapo, Carsley and Vaughan.
----Blackburn Rovers vs Liverpool 0-0: To be honest i didn't watch this game, i recorded it on my DVR but while i was out i found out the score and as soon as i got home i erased it. I did hear that Kuyt missed three decent shots and that Stevie G missed two, and that Liverpool lacked force upfront and that it wasn't until Peter Crouch got substituted in that it seemed that Liverpool could do something. i couldn't watch this because as a Liverpool fan my heart is slowly breaking, and i couldn't watch my team throw away the opportunity to catch up a little. The Arsenal/Man U game gave me a little hope, but i don't understand what Peter Crouch has done to Rafa Benitez, but i will post on that later.
Manchester City (the only team in Manchester) and Sunderland will play tomorrow at 3:00 pm ET.
I will post later on Peter Couch's future at Liverpool and on Rafa.