& in the blink of an eye, the first sun sets on the first GW of the season & what have we learnt?
Premier League managers are liars. Sanchez, Aguero & Costa, all apparently "not in the frame to play" suddenly make an appearance. Costa even got a whole game! Coincidentally, BBC Entertainment were re-running Doctor Who- The Rebel Flesh on the telly box that evening & left me wondering if those three were, in fact, “Gangers”.
Elsewhere, opening day shocks were rife. With Arsenal having an “accident”, Kompany actually remembering where the goal was & Liverpool even managing to win (despite Stoke having a mystical crop circle installed at the Britannia Stadium). The Hammers wheeled out a kid who has just sat his GCSEs & who will no doubt be demanding 100k per week in the not so distant future. The pressers didn’t really yield much of any amusement, other than the Spacial One criticising his medical staff for being too keen to attend to Hazard’s boot lace & van Gaal in such fine fettle that he almost sang a rendition of When I’m 64.
But I digress & my new pencil doth protest. The most important result of the weekend is of course the FPL one & here’s what happened after the curtain closed on Monday night.
The Eleven Imaginary Boys (EIB) 326 - 375 The Industrial Groove Machine (IGM) That leaves a GW differential of +49 points for The Industrial Groove Machine
The & (which has been boil washed all summer to try to shrink it a bit) takes an early trip to schmed’s The Clash Athletic
& over in the H2H league, eleven teams sit on 3 points a piece But as an overall picture we see The Eleven Imaginary Boys (EIB) 15 -18 The Industrial Groove Machine (IGM) That leaves a +3 differential to The Industrial Groove Machine
So, great start to all. Thanks & well played. I’ll hand over the scribe duties to Johnny Rev 7.0 now & retreat to the shed where Basil seems to have chewed my new set of pencils.