Football, you wild bitch. You just totally blew my freaking mind. Yet again. You never disappoint.
An amazing night of football really. Manchester City f*cked their title hopes losing against one of the worst Sunderland sides in living memory. Some serious questions need to be asked of the manager and the squad after that loss. Really awful.
As I expected, Palace did some damage to Everton. The winning streak jitters were on show at the weekend as they beat Sunderland, they were even more prominent last night as a well organised Palace side took them 3-2 at Goodison. Whisper it quietly, because what I’m about to say is totally unfashionable… but Tony Pulis has to be up there for manager of the season. He’s taken Palace from near certain relegation fodder, to almost a midtable team. Incredible work.
So now our run in looks a lot safer. It’s back I our hands. 3 wins and a draw will do it, 2 wins and 2 draws will also do it. That doesn’t mean we should rest on a laurels. Total focus from now until the end of the season is a must. We’ll have a week gap between games, which should give us plenty of breathing space to revive weary legs and bring players back into the fold.
There are some stories floating around that Koscielny is going to need some convincing to hang on at Arsenal. I’m not surprised, he’s one of the best defenders in Europe at the moment and Arsenal look further away than ever from competing for serious trophies. He’ll know what a shambles we are all over the club because he’ll have friends at all the best clubs. Keeping hot talent that’s of an age where they need to be competing for major honours is going to be tough. I’d imagine he’ll be looking at Sagna and his lack of trophies and thinking, jeez, if I hang on at Arsenal, that could be me.
Right, apologies for the short post, I have a horrendous day ahead. If you’d like to read more of my nonsense, head over to the Daily Mail and read my article on the reason big name signings fail at Arsenal. Maybe you want to listen to me talk about Arsene (Arsenal America Podcast)? Sweetly… in a soft gentle singing voice.