18 October 2005

week 9 of the epl

lots of fun this week, lots of talking points......

chelsea v bolton
ok, let's get it out of the way. yes, it should have been a red card. fine. and that could have changed the game, yes. or, jose in his infinite wisdom, still would have made the necessary tactical changes and won this game. maybe not by the same scoreline.
chelsea show they are vulnerable again by giving up a goal in the 4th minute (!): jt needed to be more central, especially when del horno is missing that pass. bolton gave chelsea a good game in the first half and probably were quite happy at halftime..... little did they know jose was already drawing diagrams on the board. a tactical change and suddenly, it's a different game. and that's even before the handball & red card for cutie gardner. and i can't even begin to explain how pleased am i with the new & improved drogba - that backheel to frankie was lovely and his 2nd goal was even lovelier. oh and frankie is so much cuter with his spikey hair grown back.
big sam fashion watch: nice brown shirt with tan stripey tie. very smart.

birmingham derby
no goalkeeping gaff?? villa wins?? where the hell am i? i thought this was birmingham v villa?

at least we had o'leary spicing things up at the end with his 'celebrations'. the winning goal from phillips was nice too.

spurs v everton
i heart television. before the game begins, the camera is on simon davis (since he made the move from spurs to everton over the summer) and it catches him accidentally squirting water in his eye. priceless.
poor toffees. what happened to that solid defense? they let two goals in both from headers, nices ones from mido and jenas (both cuties too!). tsk tsk.

wigan v newcastle
i officially declare newcastle to be the inter of england: lots of bad/thinning hair and no cuties. blegh. too bad they can't win some games like inter but they certainly have the same luck - shearer's header was so a goal that crosssed the line.

west brom v the arse
hee hee hee.
wow. not the best start to the season for the gunners, eh? kirkland had one of those fantastic games, the ex-arse player kanu scores against his old team and carter scores a cracker to win it for the minnows! i didn't even mention flamini's horrible horrible sideburns! yuck!

liverpool v blackburn
so this is where chelsea's red card got missplaced! although they usually deserve their red cards, i think rovers were unlucky here. and we were all unlucky to *ahem* enjoy cisse's latest hairstyle. it's true that it's not as bad as some of his past ones but this one makes him look about 10 years older than he actually is. not flattering at all. but pretty boy moro is back & has a nice bobo-like miss so at least cisse has that on him.

sunderland v manyoo
sunderland didn't play all that bad and elliot's goal was a beauty but manyoo was a little too much for them. cute little italian-american rossi scores on his debut and i really am starting to rate park as the stand-out player for the red devils. the criticism of him being simply an asian marketing tool seems off the mark to me.

other notes: 2 beautiful goals in the latest london derby (charlton v fulham), nice goal from andy cole for man city (his 1st of 2 goals), & portsmouth manage not to lose.


jtgulls said...

Wow! What a comprehensive report Nikki. Very impressive.

Hate to say it but the latest Newcastle revival is again over. Sure hope that Owen isn't out long, hope that Emre gets back to full fitness, same for Nobby & Luque. It's just not very entertaining stuff from the Tynesiders.

Chelsea's nine minutes of activity certainly can compare to those Arsenal moments of excellence from recent season's past. No way are they boring. Even when comprimised as Bolton did in the first half, Chelsea is worth watching because you wonder who will step forward to lead them.

Best wacky moment for me was at about 55 minutes of Chelsea-Bolton match, a touchline spectator tried to flick a ball back into play with his head and almost fell over. Calm down sir.

Nikki will you be posting a Dream Team entry here so we can comment on that action weekly? I think this season rivals the 2nd season for great fun and good soap opera drama.

Nikki from the Treble said...

thanks jt! i'm glad someone out there appreciates my ramblings!

and you know, maybe i should make a blog entry about the soap operas.... especially after life (xavier at boro) began to imitate art (danny from harchester)! ;-)

Elisa said...

What is going on with Footballers Wives? When does the third season start?

Poor Cristiano Ronaldo is really getting stitched up ala Dream Team.

Watching Liverpool is so depressing. Wait a minute it was depressing last year too.

Arsenal is definitely going thru a transition. I just hope we don't lose TiTi to Madrid or Barca.