Thursday, February 02, 2006

talking football again...

In a bizarre midweek action none of the top 5 teams manage to get full points from their fixtures. Okay, fine, I'll say top six just to include Arsenal.

With Arsenal, Tottenham and Man Utd losing, it seemed like a golden oppoturnity for Liverpool to improve on the standings but a freak own goal by Alonso condemned Liverpool to their second draw at Anfield. Thankfully, Chelsea were held by Villa or else the gap would look real embarassing even for us to finish second.

Perhaps a little too bitter, but it was a good lesson to learn as to not fool around even though you're against a team with ten men. Liverpool wasted chances after chances and in the end conceded a late goal. Not even Robbie 'God' Fowler can save us despite his breathtaking overhead kick goal which was ruled offside (correctly, damn) in the final seconds. Finnan had a rare penalty claim turned down as he was nudged from the back while breaking free during a swift counterattack, Morientes, Crouch and Garcia were all guilty of screwing up simple shots. It didn't help with Birmingham players camping in their 6 yard box blocking out all the attempts.

Sigh, nevermind lah. At least the other teams didn't get three points. Winning the league looks so far now, but the second qualification spot to CL is a very realistic target. This weekend will be fun with the Chelsea-Liverpool match coming up, just pray that Liverpool may surprise the Chelsea camp in their own backyard.

Oh, and btw, Daniel Agger rocks!


tomatoinc said...

no posting to bash robben? *said withhh a tongue on the cheek*

CHelsea Chelsea!

Livingmonolith said...

don't have to, the newspapers explained things very well, haha...