Sunday, 18 August 2013

August 17th and 18th Roundup

This blog and the ones following this will be a roundup for those who are unfortunate to miss the weekends action.

English Premier League:

Starting with the big one, Arsenals first matchday one defeat since the year 2000 against an Aston Villa team which had been playing their opening games in London since 2009 and had failed to score a goal let alone win until this weekend. As an Arsenal fan, I could use all the excuses being thrown out such as the ref's call's not going our way, penalty that shouldnt have been and the red card but the plain facts are clear, the score at the end of the game said 3 - 1, champions win even when it all goes against them. Arsenal need to comeback strong in their midweek clash against Fenerbache to qualify for the Champions League proper. Speaking of Champions, RVP showing his class once more and Man United getting a deserved victory against a good Swansea side. Liverpool, Daniel Sturridge and Simon Mignolet made there mark in the opening weekend by getting the first 3 points of the opening weekend. Mignolet becomes the first ever LFC keeper to stop a penalty in his debut game and opening game of the season. Suarez seems to be reconsidering his move to Arsenal but I think that will come down to the wire and Arsenal class against Fenerbache will be deciding factor in the Suarez saga. Rooney's substitute appearance does not mean anything in terms of his saga, thats still up in the air. BALE who? Tottenham fans have a new hero in Soldado. All other results were predictable but Lampards penalty miss and amazing freekick deserve a mention. #Legend


Pep's Bayern and Klopp's Dortmund getting the results they needed and get 6 points out of 6 to keep the title race interesting from the start. Schalke get another thrashing and the team picked to challenge strongly for the atleast 4th are not looking great. They have a young talented squad but maybe the lack of experience might cost them. And why would you take out Huntelaar, clinical striker such as him should be allowed to finish a game like that. He came off and everything fell apart. And honorable mention to ex Liverpool man and current coach of Bayer Leverkusen Sami Hyypia who also have 6 points out of 6.

La Liga:

Barca 7 nil -_- Messi cant stop scoring....more like Levante cant defend! Real Betis gave RM a scare but they got the win at the end with Isco having a star performance with a goal and assist.

Ligue 1:

Monaco getting a comfortable win ago OM who are predicted to finish top 4 but people are underestimating this Monaco team and writing them of but with talent like Falcao in a team you cannot compare them to a team like QPR who the money was not enough. PSG struggled against Ajjacio but Cavani showed why he's worth $50 million with a stunning 86th minute effort.


Had to mention the GOLAZO goal from Agudelo for New England Revolution! GOOGLE THAT S**T

My own footballing news:

Comeback game this weekend, Counties Cup loss against the defending champions. Amazing game. Last minute wrong call by linesman cost us but other then that beautiful game of football. Wish South Auckland Rangers the best of luck for their semi final. Great to be back on the pitch and being recognized for my performance with invitation to play for other teams. Felt GOOD!

1 comment:

  1. spotted a few spelling mistakes, still an interesting read.