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Monday, December 17

Super Sunday

Two big games yesterday and two big wins for the top two. United beat Liverpool at Anfield again. This Anderson kid is really growing on me and is only 19. I thought he was shocking in his first few games when they played him up front. Hargreaves was very good yesterday too. This is the kind of game he was bought for. Most of Liverpools best chances came from some Van Der Saar craziness rather than any great creativity. Rooney should have wrapped it up with 10 to go instead of subjecting me to the agony of those late free kicks. Gotta love the lad for kissing his badge in response to the "you fat bastard" chants. Was delighted Kewell started instead of Babel. Really enjoyed the Arsenal - Chelsea game. If you had told me beforehand the game would be decided by two keepers I would have said Chelsea would win but Cech had an uncharacteristic error while Almunia made some screaming saves. There are still lots of twists and turns to come I am sure.


  • Liverpool crack under the pressure again I have to say and they werent all that good. VDS was definitely the worst i have seen for a while, fortunately he had barely anything to do. Liverpool cant challenge and start Kuyt and Benayoun from the start. Kewell has been decent so I will forgive him for yesterday but Kuyt and Benayoun arent of the standard in a clash of 2 of the best teams on the planet.
    Overall this game was terrible to watch but I agree with John in that Anderson is proving one hell of a find - he is a very very good player. Hargreaves has the look of a United player in that he is a miserable mouthy bastard.

    The second match was much better particularly in the second half as both teams attacked. Not sure what my favourite moment was? Terry getting injured? Ashley Cole getting clattered and then offering that girlie punch? Gallas sticking it to Chelsea with the goal? Incidentally dreadful ref decision to disallow Adebayors goal, the other goal was fair to disallow.

    Almunia was OUTSTANDING, still a calamity waiting to happen but terrific yesterday while Cech was brilliant for all but one time :)

    Not yet a 2 horse race but its getting there...

    By Blogger Simon Burke, at 1:51 PM  

  • I missed the best patch of Arsenal-Chelsea as my digital cable feed of FSC went unwatchable from the 65th minute onwards - completely pixellated. Highly annoying as no other channel seemed to be affected. Anyone else have this happen?? I was watching from Boston area (Brookline) and I have RCN cable. Patrick

    By Blogger Boston Gooner, at 2:39 PM  

  • Hey at least that does not happen to your NESN whenever the Sox play the Yankees. When I was in Cambridge that was a given. And then you ring and they say no one else called because everyone is watching GBH.

    Anyway, did not see United match but saw Arsenal match. Second half was better and agree that Adebayor's goal should stand. Say what you will about that girlie punch, thought it was an open hand slap as if you say "stop" in a gay voice, but Fabregas still looked hurt by it.

    Fulham deserve to get relegated and I am a Fulham supporter. Watching that cretin Barton score the penalty is too much.

    By Blogger Chris P, at 6:11 PM  

  • Would have liked to have been a fly on the wall at that Liverpool meeting yesterday.

    What odds Rafa gone at end of season and Mourinho appointed as manager?

    By Blogger TheBusbyBoy, at 1:38 AM  

  • From our view three rows above the Chelsea support at the Emirates, I'd say it was typical derby type stuff in many respects. Aside from flopping at the corner, Cech did well, I thought. Arsenal were fortunate that Terry was gone for the corner as Ben Haim was far too soft with Gallas, who clearly pushed him. I'll be curious to see what - if anythingt - happens in response to some of the off-the-ball shenanigans toward the end. Having sat through Fulham in the cold on Saturday, I have new-found respect for anyone with the fortitude to show up and watch that sort of thing week in and week out. Apparently the senior NUFC writer for the evening paper there called it the worst Newcastle match he's seen in 30 years. Having suffered through the Geordie - Posh FA Cup dross of several years ago in the crack den at the Phoenix, I can only imagine what else he's seen but certainly wouldn't disagree with his assessment. Two hours of my life I'll never get back - to say nothing of the 45 quid. Took enormous pleasure celebrating the United goal in the Emirates clubhouse/pub filled with Arsenal folks supporting the Pool. Great stuff.

    By Blogger Glazer Schmazer, at 10:12 AM  

  • The first half of the Fulham - Newcastle match was dreadful stuff. Second half though was better.

    By Blogger Chris P, at 10:21 AM  

  • That Fulham game was shocking, start to finish!!!

    I will be at the Emirates this Saturday to see us take on SPurs. Come on you Gunners

    By Blogger Simon Burke, at 2:04 PM  

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