Football can often dictate the mood I carry with me for the rest of the day in my more normal life. AC Milan saw me buzzing for the whole weekend leading up to Wigan, and life’s cruel balance just had to see that come crashing down, didn’t it?
Truth be told, I had quite an excellent day, in spite of a very frustrating stalemate between Wigan Athletic and Arsenal. With Manchester United and Chelsea fluffing their lines very badly in the FA Cup, this was a chance to pull four points clear at the top of the table.
Instead, we’ve only managed two points. The opening exchanges did not suggest this would be so, when, in the opening minute, Adebayor was sent sprinting clear after a lovely through-ball from Fabregas. Adebayor had only the keeper to beat, but shot straight at Kirkland, with the onrushing Bendtner unable to get to the rebound. Continue reading
Before I begin, let me apologise for not only the complete lack of posting for exactly a fortnight, but for also an absence bereft of apology or explaination as to why I was not posting. In short, I could not bring myself to writing down to personal reasons (at least Bacary Sagna eventually revealed what his were, though mine were not nearly as grave), which were a culmination of a number of things, and writing was not possible to prioritise.
It was far from easy, though perhaps it might have been. It was not a walkover, though an early goal suggested it would be otherwise. But last night’s win was three points all the same, a clean sheet, and a five point lead over the defending champions, Manchester United. Continue reading
While Manchester United did the ultimate choke in dropping 2 points to Spurs in the league and Chelsea shared a similar fate at the hands of Portsmouth, Arsenal played Manchester City off the back of their own turf, thumping Sven-Goron Erikson’s side 3-1 to return to the top of the table.