Friday, April 25, 2008

Yeah, Been Slacking A Couple of Weeks


See this?

I still can't get my head around that. Chelsea is just three points back. And they play United this weekend. Not only that, the game is at the Bridge where the Blues haven't lost since, I don't know, since like the Cubs were last in the World Series or people used rotary phones.

It is astounding. Haven't they been dreadful? Hasn't Grant managed to manage them down to the level of their opponent week after eye-bleedingly awful week? But there they are. It's like that night you spent the whole time chatting up the hot chick at the party and then right as she is about to give you her number, an ex pops in to the shindig, and, after a 90 second exchange, whisks her home. Only this is worse because it's Chelsea, and there is no EPL (suck it, Barclay's) equivalent of masturbation to placate the epic failure.

The only consolation is that, even if Chelsea can get the win, they will be so far behind on goal differential, they will need another United slip while they face off against a shockingly quasi-competent Newcastle and still utterly useless Bolton. Even then, handing United a championship is no consolation (not here at UF anyways).

How is this possible? I have no answer. But Avram Grant's good fortune has me toying with the idea of returning to religion. And that can't be good for anyone.

Frankly this season has turned out to be sheer torture. My beloved Gunners might have been the best team in the Prem this season and will have nothing to show for it, not even likely the auto-Champions League qualification. Meanwhile the two teams I hate most are having a go at each other for the title. The only thing I can hope for is that both teams so utterly destroy themselves and each other that they both crash out of the CL next week. Ugh.

Of course Fergie is already complaining about that 'unfair' scheduling. Pussy. Somebody should knee him in the nuts.

Oh, wait...

Here's ten pairs of numbers.

0-0
2-0
4-2
1-0
0-1
1-1
0-2
2-2
0-0
0-4 (I'll call this as Arsenal at Pride Park and Theo with a hatty).

5 comments:

strong like bull smart like tractor said...

Shouldn't the best team in the Prem be leading the Prem at this point? Face it, the Arse have an all-world offense and a mid-table defense this season, and they're going to finish right about where they should.

And as a Chelsea fan, I'm perfectly willing to admit that ManUre has been the best team in the PL this year. I'm rooting for a thumping of the Devils at the Bridge this weekend, but that doesn't mean that I'm expecting it...

Precious Roy said...

While we welcome allcomers and appreciate their comments, please be mindful of my reality distortion field.

It's how I'm coping until the Euro starts.

strong like bull smart like tractor said...

Fair enough. This probably won't make you feel any better, but the current Arsenal squad reminds me a lot of the Chelsea teams of the late 90's - lots of attacking play, very exciting to watch, hardly an Englishman to be found on the roster, but a nasty tendency to play down to the level of the competition defensively and drop points, particularly on the road.

Precious Roy said...

Want more similarities?

We've got our own Russian billionaire waiting in the wings to come poach a controlling ownership stake and spend roughly the monetary equivalent of his ego size.

I'd settle for holding on to Flamini, a couple of defenders and some calcium for Van Porcelain's brittle skeleton. That and some better luck.

ΓΌ75 said...

Ha ha. Your post is out of date.