Premier League weekend, 29-30 September: XI conclusions

Ollie Irish

1st, October 2007


1 Regardless of age and experience, David James is still capable of making terrible mistakes such as the rush of blood which saw him charging out of his penalty area like a bull to Dave Kitson’s matador.
2 Fortunately for Portsmouth, Reading’s Marcus Hahnemann is capable of a few blunders of his own as he demonstrated excellently during his side’s 7-4 defeat at Fratton Park.
3 Peter Kenyon’s face was a picture as the Chelsea crowd chanted Jose Mourinho’s name. Avram Grant’s face is never a picture!

4 The Special One must have slipped a fiver to Clint Dempsey to give John ‘Brute’ Terry a good whack on the cheekbone.
5 Elano is definitely one to watch. He caught my eye playing for Brazil last summer which led to me selecting him for my Champions League fantasy team last season. I don’t know how many points he scored, but it wasn’t many!
6 Talking of fantasy football, Yossi Benayoun seems to have finally decided to score some points for my failing team. I had visions of him setting up Fernando Torres and gang all season long. Should have known Rafa’s rotation would mess with my plans.
7 Sunderland’s new signing Danny Higginbottom looked like a fish out of water against Blackburn. He may have been star of the show at Stoke City, but he made it look like a very big step back up to the Premier League (see Roy Keane’s wincing face as evidence).
8 David Bentley’s Horror Hair and hyperactive eyebrows make for very annoying interviews.
9 Sammy Lee’s interviews are equally annoying. He sounds like a Scouse schoolboy explaining to the headteacher why he hasn’t done his homework yet again. I wish Phil Gartside would put him out of his misery. He may be a good coach, but so is Steve Wigley apparently. Nuff said.
10 Arsenal grinding out 0-1 away wins against a technically inferior but physical side? Mais c’est pas possible!
11 But as long as Manchester United keep grinding out the wins too we are in for some fun. I can’t wait for an Arsenal-Manchester United game with all the bite of a few seasons back.

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  1. Steven says:

    “Mais c’est PAS possible!”

  2. m4re says:

    I’ll give a shoutout to Squadgod who listed Arteta to have an injury and had no return date which prompted me to use my free xfer to put Essien in his place.. Essien scored nothing, Arteta had at least two assists from what I read somewhere else. Out managing myself.