Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Premier League Update

The Idiots Gunners missed a great opportunity to pull even with Liverpool today. They managed a draw with fucking Swansea City after a Mathieu Flamini-own goal. Sigh. Two precious points tossed into the rubbish because of a stupid mistake. Instead of looking ahead, Arsenal is now looking over its shoulder at the fast-moving Everton FC. I think it's time Mr. Wenger stepped aside and allowed someone with some fresh ideas to helm the listless Gunners.

Another manager who may have to step aside is Alan Pardew. Newcastle United's loss today to Everton is its 5th in its last 8 matches; it has failed to score in each of those five losses (which includes a 1-0 loss to the hapless Fulham FC).  In fact, in its last 14 matches --- from December 29, 2013 to March 25, 2014 --- it has won only 4, scored only 10 goals, and allowed 22 goals; resulting in an unimpressive -5 Goal Differential. With stats like that, I'm surprised Pardew is still around.

Last Saturday featured a very entertaining El Classico --- Real Madrid vs. Barcelona. Today featured a classic of a different type --- a Manchester derby. City came out firing on all cylinders and scored at the 47-second mark of the first half. Although it dominated the entire game, City didn't score again until the 56th-minute. Those two were scored by Edin DzekoYaya Toure added a third at the 90th-minute to complete United's embarrassment at Old Trafford.

So, as an Arsenal fan it was a disappointing day for me. And, I'm not looking forward to the weekend because the Gunners face Manchester City at the Emirates. Arsenal is a weak team caught in a slide; whereas City is strong and on an upward swing. I can only hope it won't be a massacre.

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