In an otherwise fairly unthrilling set of matches a couple of wonder goals certainly had social media lit up. Costa’s cameo proved rather costly & I can already hear frantic clicks as FPL managers drop him like a hot brick ahead of this weekend. One thing that really shone though was the battle at the bottom of the league table & those who made the rather unusual move of signing Aston Villa & QPR strikers reaped the benefits in spades. & for the second time this season (in our league) the ton barrier was smashed with schmed’s christ on a bike collosall 118 points & so Monday saw The Industrial Groove Machine come from 25 points down to surge to a +42 point home victory.
Back in the shed, the bank of TV screens is flickering away (okay, the TV screen with the PiP function) & key moments of manager press conferences are being jotted down for translation. Latest phrases to be added to the drinking game/ bingo card are “top four finish” “title hopes dented” “chasing the leaders” & “mathematically”. “Tough game” & “respect” have been removed, as it was costing me a fortune in vodka.
Anyway, I have had a horse out trimming the pitch the last couple of days. Balthazar something he was called. But this morning a slightly vexed little person in a red & blue star patterned jersey & silly hat threatened me with his whip & took the horsey away. Apparently he’s got an important race tomorrow afternoon. As a result, there are a few “clumps” of longer grass left & if anyone’s growing rhubarb, I have some great fertilizer. Free to collector.
So, once again, welcome to the Stadium of Faith, mind where you step & please bring buckets. Lots of them. Game on!
& here are a few pearls of wisdom from Van Gaal's press conference
"I dream of it, every player shall dream of the victory," said Van Gaal. "I have to think with my staff and players already a lot of days how we have to beat Man City. You are sitting in that process to beat your next opponent and of course you want to win because it is a big step in the table also. When you win the third place in then reachable and a month ago nobody was thinking about that, besides me of course."
That is what's technically called "word salad". Furthermore
"Most of the players are fit but fit for me is a different situation. I don't think every player is fit," said Van Gaal. "Perreira has been invited by Brazil team and I have given him position to go. RVP is not fit enough to play. I don't think Luke Shaw is fit enough to play. But I cannot say they are not fit. In my opinion they are not fit to play."
So, was watching Daredevil and had just had a drug top up ...... got out of bed to get a drink, Daredevil and drugs convinced me I could see in the dark, or, at least know where I was going. So I walked into the floor lamp which woke Kate up, then tripped over aforementioned lamp which woke Charlie up ..... Sofa is currently the safest place!!
On lego style legs Nathaniel creeps Softly past the shadows of his sleeping wife