Saturday, October 18, 2008

Weekend Open Thread


Eek. Games have started.

Anyway, post here while I figure out which games to highlight.

Chelsea have already demolished 'Boro 5-0 away. Ouch.

Other games:
10.00 EDT starts
Arsenal-Everton (FSC)
Villa-Portsmouth
Bolton-Blackburn
Fulham-Sunderland
Liverpool-Wigan
Bristol City-Norwich
Falkirk-Aberdeen

12.30
Manchester United-West Brom

2.00
Atletico-Real Madrid

59 comments:

ü75 said...

Great start there, Arsenal. It's a good thing I have lots to do today and won't be able to sit in front of the TV for this game.

Ibracadabra said...

Screech looks good so far for Everton in the middle of the park. AC Slater is angling for a January transfer.

Daniel said...

van Persie is terrible....

Mike Georger said...

wow agger. maybe skrtel being hurt is a big deal.

my prediction is holding strong sadly

Mike Georger said...

god damnit. now wigan can just go into a shell and counter attack. theyre going to win 3-1.

just unfathomably stupid by reina and agger

Mike Georger said...

then you go and do something like this AND TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF!

what a run and pass by agger. great goal. here we go.

JT said...

Albert Riera is class

JT said...

dammit zaki! still, we're getting chances. Not worried.

JT said...

Arsenal look disappointing. They should try playing Route 1, see if that works.

Andrew said...

boring, boring Arsenal . . .

Andrew said...

We're playing the longball . . . make it rain.

Mike Georger said...

jesus i wish my predictions would be wrong

cant blame reina on either saves really

cant wait for zaki to be rotting on the chelsea bench next year

Ibracadabra said...

glad I started Carlton Cole over Zaki this week in FPL... wait... (Pause) Not.

ü75 said...

Woooo! Aberdeen up 1-0 in the 48th on a Lee Miller header. Of course, it's an away match, which means an easy three points for the Dons.

Andrew said...

NASRI! WHY NOT?

Walcott opended the right side up.

ü75 said...

Oh my. What the hell is going on with Liverpool?

JT said...

losing your solid central defender will do that to you

JT said...

More goals imminent at Anfield... just not sure which end yet

ü75 said...

So glad I decided not to make Zaki my captain this week in the official EPL fantasy.

Andrew said...

Arsenal now playing some brilliant football. v. Persie manages to muck up a great chance.

ü75 said...

Theo looks like a star. How long until he loses this run of confidence?

ü75 said...

How is that NOT a penalty? At least van Persie got a kick to Jagielka's face in the process.

Andrew said...

RVP taken down in the box; ref declines to give the penalty. Wrong call.

This game is intense. Fight between Clichy and Baines had to be broken up.

JT said...

LFC keep pressing and Kirkland's keeping Wigan in it... equalizer is coming, I can feel it

ü75 said...

Clichy deserved a yellow, but Baines (?) deserved something more. Grabbing a hold of Clichy like that invites a dust up.

Andrew said...

Arsenal looks good . . . their play has a certain impatience to it, a certain energy.

Wish that translated into goals.

JT said...

Arsenal definitely look a lot better.

Challenge on RvP was surely a penalty, I guess the ref didn't think that he would have got to the ball even if he'd not been impeded... either Howard would have come out or it would have looped past the post.

Hibbert's tackle was dangerous, but not a red card. Think the ref got that right, I think. At this point, just be thankful Cahill's suspended as otherwise a Gooner player might well be dead by this point.

ü75 said...

the tackle wasn't a red, but his reaction on Clichy came damn close. Getting his hands up around the Frenchman's neck like that (though mostly holding the shirt) had to come very close.

Andrew said...

Clichy's been a revelation down the left. His attacking has opened Everton's back four up. Gunners do not lack for pace.

Andrew said...

RVP!!

The pressure was finally too much.

ü75 said...

Well, at first I was all "Shoot, Ade!", then I was all "Why are you passing?", then I was all "See, that's what you get for playing around with the ball like that, a blocked shot", then I was all "GOOOOOOAAAALLLLL!"

/that is all that I was all

ü75 said...

East Fife go up on Peterhead 1-0. I know you all care deeply.

ü75 said...

Ouch. Sorry Bigus. Bristol City 1-0. Goal by Jamie McCombe.

ü75 said...

Red for Valencia. Can Liverpool come back against a 10 man Wigan?

ü75 said...

There's you answer. 2-2

ü75 said...

Who the hell is "El Zhar"? where does he come from?

Valencia's two yellows in five minutes doomed Wigan, I think.

Andrew said...

It would be nice for Arsenal to get another. Not feeling too comfortable with a slim lead.

But this is three games in a row now where we've started off slow and had to fight our way back into the game.

ü75 said...

I'm right. 3-2 Liverpool.

JT said...

u75: el-zhar is an academy graduate, pacy young winger, I'd liken him to Walcott but he's light-years behind.

LFC: we don't make it easy, but we get it done. GET IN

ü75 said...

WALCOTT!

Andrew said...

Wonderful set up, smart passing, lethal finish by Walcott.

Overall, good possession by Arsenal in the past 15 minutes.

Mike Georger said...

jesus. my dad is in town and i had to goto the liquor store with him and missed everything

Sarah said...

THEOOOOOOO!

ü75 said...

Liverpool are leading a charmed life right now. I wonder what the net points difference is for them between the 75th and FT?

ü75 said...

And Aberdeen hold on for all three points. Thank goodness.

JT said...

well done Dons!

JT said...

u75: that's how you win trophies (or at least remain in the hunt)... finding ways to win or snatch late draws from improbable situations was a hallmark of Man U last season

ü75 said...

I remember. As long as one's team doesn't rely on it every week.

Woo hoo, Aberdeen up into the top 10 (of 12)

JT said...

we don't rely on it every weekend. We were controlled against Man U, and the Everton win.

I'm gonna have heartburn all week in readiness for the top-of-the-table clash next Sunday (never thought I'd say top-of-the-table clash in regards to LFC)

Andrew said...

Jesus, three nil-nil scores this weekend? FSC chose the right games.

Andrew said...

Does Kuyt score without the ball ricocheting off the keeper, a defender, the posts, or the bar? Fuck sakes, I can't ever remember him scoring a clean goal.

Still, a goal is a goal, and three points is three points.

JT said...

Andrew: Kuyt's goals are as ugly as he is. It's simple.

The Fan's Attic said...

liverpool is +12 in points with goals in the last 15 minutes and +10 for goals in the last 10 minutes.

ü75 said...

That is ridiculous and breathtaking (the good one). Really.

Adam said...

Was anyone else watching FSC after the Arsenal match when the moron Max Bretos said something about Wigan getting a point at Anfield? Uhhh you get points in losses now?

Mike Georger said...

"el-zhar is an academy graduate, pacy young winger"

hes not an academy product, liverpool signed him after his contract with st etienne ran out two years ago. he was 20 at the time and played a reserves game without a contract then was offered one.

hes 22, so hes a biiiiit further along than walcott but markedly less talented. solid sub though.

ü75 said...

This Stoke-Tottenham game may have 15 minutes of added time. Spurs need to quit injuring their own players.

To anyone else who happens by-I think Bale's red card was harsh. Yes, he was last man back, but that wasn't a cynical foul. He was going for the ball and missed. Any thoughts?

ü75 said...

Only 11 minutes of extra time. Oddly, that feels short.

phil said...

The Bale red was bullshit, but when you play like Spurs have, you won't get the benefit of the doubt.

Dawson is fucking pants. Ramos is a fucking dingleberry, and Levy and Comolli are dipshits. Blow the thing up.

Relegation form. I'm so fucking pissed.