03 January, 2006

Nil-Nil to the Ars-e-nal

Good grief. Was I really rooting for the Arse?

Whichever way, 0-0 suits the Spurs.

A quick look at the table sees Tottenham a solid fourth place, three points ahead of the dreaded Arse on the same number of games. Okay, Spurs might not catch the three ahead of them, but fourth place would be a major achievement. Manchester City tomorrow night (I think I'm safe from prosecution for saying that) represents yet another crucial match.

Much was made by Martin Tyler, Sky Sports commentator, of the tiredness of Arsenal and Manchester United players. Four games in nine days. Tyler bleated on the same theme from the kick-off until full-time. However, his prediction of spaces in defence as players grew weary never materialised.

I don't doubt that there was tiredness. Nevertheless, the scoreline, I think, reflected the caution of both teams. It suited Man U more than Arsenal, but hey Arsenal can't afford anymore defeats. The latter would probably accept a 5th place finish, concentrate on the Champions' (sic) League and hope for a run in the FA Cup. Similarly, even Man U manager Alex Ferguson must now accept that the title will return to Chelsea.

Top marks to Capitol Punishment on the latest brick-brat over the Washington Nationals' stadium saga. Never mind a donut, this gets a flying monkey. Blogging at its best.


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