Well happy good morning to ya’ll!
Lots of talking points from yesterday.
We had the great keeping crash of 2015. Three of the worlds best keepers dropped major changers in big games. Courtois duffed a back pass as Chelsea stuttered to a win against Hull, Neuer made 2 mistakes agains Monchengladbach costing Bayern three points and finally, De Gea conceded near post as United beat Liverpool in a game that makes top four slightly more challenging for the Scousers.
United had a decent game plan, they stifled Liverpool early on and made it hard to play through them. Phil Jones concussed Lallana with a really clumsy challenge, the Liverpool midfielder had to go off at half time to be replaced by media darling Gerrard… Then after 38 seconds he saw red. Quite unbelievable a player of that experience could see red so soon after coming on. That basically handed United the tie leaving Liverpool 5 points off 4th. It’s not over for Liverpool, United have Arsenal and Chelsea to play, but it looks tough.
So as we approach the business end of the season, it’s going to rest on which manager has done his homework. I think there are some tough games to come and it’ll come down to player motivation and most likely, who has he freshness to last the pace.
Arsenal are jaded at the moment. We were lucky to stay in the game during the second half. Managers will recognise we’re susceptible to a second half dips. So we need to start thinking about using our squad a bit better. Ozil has taken a force leave of absence, but we need to think about how we get Sanchez and Santi back on the mend for the remaining game. We’re on a tremendous run of wins, the momentum is with us, if we keep it going, second could be ours. Stumble in the next three games and it could be very tough ploughing through those last few games.
I took in a bit of El Clasico last night. Seems to be the most hyped game on the planet these days. One of about 4 games that are interesting in a pretty three sided league. There were some nice moments. Suarez took his winner superbly. They have so much talent on show. I just can’t stand the play acting, I know we have a bit of it here, but it’s different level there. It’s spiteful, it’s childish and it detracts from a spectacular spectacle of grotesque spending power.
Short post today. Under the kosh. HAVE A GOOD ONE. x