Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yes We Can Open Thread


You'll have to forgive us. Between the MLK holiday yesterday, Obama's inauguration today and the Liverpool contingent still being curled up in the fetal position due to that Tim Cahill goal (making Cahill only the second Evertonian to score three goals at Anfield), things are a little slow in these parts.

But, the football must go on!

Today there are a smattering of midweek fixtures, the biggest of which is the return leg of Man U's Carling Cup draw against Derby. Man U are flying at the moment (sorry again, Liverpool), but the Red Devils still find themselves a goal down after Derby deservedly won 1-0 in the first leg. How many reserves will the Sir Alex Ferguson Experience send out in this one? Will Derby pull off the big upset?*

Also on the slate is the replay of the FA Cup match between Doncaster and Cheltenham, with the winner getting Aston Villa on Saturday. And, slightly down the tables, my beloved Exeter City take on Dag & Red as they try to get back on track and into the League Two promotion playoffs.

But enough of my yakking.... Why don't you have your say in the comment?

*The correct answers are five and no.

9 comments:

Mike Georger said...

Is there where I celebrate Jermaine Pennant being gone, but at the same time complain about Rick and Rafa somehow not getting money for him and now having zero right wingers on the books?

Spectator said...

Hello, hello, is this thing on? *tapping mic* Where is everybody?

At the half it's Man U up 3-0, Doncaster up 2-0, Exeter City 1-1.

Spectator said...

Hurray! Exeter win 2-1, goalie made 10 saves. We're up to 6th in League Two and back into the playoff spots. Very important win for the Grecians!

Spectator said...

And Derby score a penalty in the 80th.... 3-1, if Derby can get one more it goes to extra time.

Spectator said...

Nevermind, Man U score again, meaning that we don't have to research too carefully the League Cup away goal rule.

Adam said...

But United get a 4th....typical of those cunts

Spectator said...

Derby score again as well, 4-3 on the aggregate

Ibracadabra said...

I Love the photo. Reminds me of something I saw once at Never Captain Nicky Butt...

Kidding aside - I think the best caption for that Obama photo came from 1-1-8. Really good stuff so have to pull the copy and paste:

"He's putting a cheeky Brazilian outside in elastico dribble on Michael Ballack (who seems dimunitive when next to the Club America's captain). The Blues' #13 looks sluggish.

Fantastic foreign policy, this."

jjf3 said...

Thoughts on MU-Derby after watching:

Commons has one hell of a left foot. Not sure if he has anything else, but no one should ever give him space to his left. EVER.

If MU lose Evans and Anderson for any length of time, things might still get interesting in the EPL.

Its really hard to believe that the worst EPL team ever was the same one that showed up early in the first half, and for almost all the 2nd. Yes, their defenders are very questionable. But today's team was a much better one than the crap that I got to watch during their momentary stay in the PL.

Arsene won't recall Barazite until he stops taking crazy shots on goal, but otherwise he looks interesting.

Giles Barnes has real EPL talent when he's healthy (yes, I'm captain obvious on that one). But I was seriously impressed by a guy coming off knee surgery (and, yeah, he'd looked interesting in the EPL previously)...