After armies of grounds staff had shovelled all the snow off the premier league pitches it was Burnley who got us underway on Saturday. & it was Everton’s Winter signing, Tosun, who put the visitors on the front foot early on. The second half saw a different Burnley team exploit Big Scam’s tactics taking all 3 points. Leicester left it until the 97th minute to cancel out Bournemouth’s lead while Southampton & Stoke might as well have stayed in bed as Pellegrino’s team wasted chance after chance for yet another week. Swansea shot out of the drop zone, mauling Wet Spam 4-1 & adding to the repertoire of Carvalhal's analogies. At Wembley the game went on despite Mike Jones’ injury & it was all about Son whose brace gave Spuds another win & at Watford a smoking advertising board threatened to be the only excitement until the 77th minute when Deeney scored his 2nd in 2 games. Then it was off to Anfield where Salad took advantage of Kane’s blank week taking him up to 24 goals & 8 assists for the season so far. Mané also looks to have found his shooting trousers as he mopped up in the 55th minute, sending Newcastle home sans points. Despite dominating possession, Arsenal were undone by Brighton for the first time since 1982 prompting more Wenger Out protests at the cricket match in Durban & a basketball match in North Carolina. In response to critics, Wenger went on to say something about trousers. Chelsea were back in Manchester & opted for a 8-2-0 formation against Citeh. But in the opening seconds of the 2nd half Silva linked up with Silva who netted the only goal of a pretty dull game in which the blues didn’t even look like they wanted to score as their main striker, who can't even throw a snowball on target, was only brought in with 2 minutes to play. At Selhurst Park on Monday night it looked like Palace, despite their extensive injury list (6 of whom are in their calendar) were cruising against the Red Devils. But Hodgson’s boys managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory as they conceded 3 goals including an injury time thunderbolt from Matic to leave them wallowing in the drop zone for yet another week
So, “What of the FPL?” I hear you ask. Well, the BB&S got back to winning ways taking it with 554 points. The
Remains at Chez Mish Mosh while the
Rings out in the direction of wilgy ’s Faith Rovers with 67 points. The table stands like this
With 21 points the BB&S also took the H2H this week , extending their overall lead to 9 points & AFC Tigers hold onto the
for another week. The latest table..
So with the sudden thaw right now, we have taken steps to keep the shed safe(ish). We should be able to reach it by next weekend…we hope. But it was a sad time as we watched our masterpiece, Sid the snowman get washed away in the flood water However, as they say on the twitters, “We Shall Rebuild”. We might have to wait a whole year, but we’ve set a reminder. But enough wallowing. Many thanks for dropping in again & well played everyone & hope to see you all for GW30 this weekend