Thursday, April 7, 2011

On the Recap: Midweek Thrashers

Its hard to be fans other than them nowadays
Here's some summary on the weekend during gameweek 31 and the midweek European thrashing act; More on the latter next but first thing first;

Red Devils marched to the summit while others crumbled and its more of  their own fault; Hammers almost secured a famous win on the first half but into the second, Rooney's brilliance punished them; So what do us managers manage to get from this?; Rooney over-celebrated in front of the camera and get suspended for two games; Pending on the FA verdict today;

Drog broke his duck but not El Nino; Arsenal's so called possible new champion played but still disappointingly drew a blank; Dalglish's new acquisitions couldn't prevent the loss to their former mentor that also could dash their European ambition; Steve Bruce let his team got beaten impressively by City with five different scorers; Can they do that to Liverpool this week?;

The relegation candidates seem to change on a weekly basis; Based on the current results, teams that likely to be dropped are Blackpool, Wolves and West Ham, all experiencing a thumping defeat; But don't let the results fool you; Tangerines have four straight home matches next, Wolves have back to back fixtures at home while Hammers have two winnable games before they visit Chelsea and Man City; 

Newcastle (point-wise) & Villa (fixture-wise) look set to survive; Rovers can take the positives from the Gunners stalemate to a realistic win with their modest home matches; But a bit wary on Wigan and Brums (additional double) whom despite playing well, they have three away assignments starting this week; 

Contrasting fortunes

Hodgson's men could stay out of trouble if they can replicate their home form for the away matches but they look really tight nowadays; Headache all around and transferring on their players may prove profitable if you ask me;

Four European quarterfinals and we have three huge drubbings with a total goals scored of 18; No issue on Barca traditional win but Spurs thrashing was a very harsh one despite its due to their own making; Two culprits identified (Lennon who didn't want to play and Crouch who didn't know how to tackle) that made Harry ran out of ideas; They have one game left at home to justify their credentials and its all to play for (remember Inter guys?:D); 

Inter are facing a rare case of dejavu against German opposition (remember Bayern guys?:D) but the defending champion need to score at least four with a clean sheet to have a realistic chance for a semi; Hard times ahead for the Nerazzuri; In the end, only Mr foul-mouth Rooney gave us the best win against Nando-drought Chelsea; Maybe the ban is a blessing in disguise for Sir Alex;

A probable classic revenge opportunity of England versus Germany and a mouth-watering El-Classico are waiting for us in the semis; Can Spain win another cup after the World Cup and Euro?; They look to have a good chance to do so;

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