2019 couldn’t get off to a worse start for Everton as their defence failed them again to let The Foxes take the first win of the year. Arsenal, fresh from a weekend mauling at the hands of Liverpool, turned up the heat on 19th placed Fulham with a comfortable 4-1 victory as they continue their hunt for a European place & Spurs, having been chastened by Wolves on Saturday, put Cardiff to the sword. Chelsea, having just shelled out £58m on a new striker who was sent out on loan immediately claim to need a striker after being held to a goalless draw to Southampton. Uddersfield looked to haul themselves off last place when the took the lead against Burnley. But, man of the match, Mike Dean put paid to those aspirations reducing the home team to 10 men on 41 minutes. The Clarets took advantage to turn the game around to 1-2 in their favour in a game where Mighty Mike dished out 5 yellows & 2 reds. Happy new year indeed! The south coast scum looked to have Wet Spam on the ropes. Then Arnautovic remembered where the goal was as the spoils were ultimately shared. The game between Bournemouth & Watford wasn’t top of the TV broadcasters’ lists, but 6 goals in the first half surely changed their minds. A pundit surely said “More of the same”, Prior to the second half starting & so the score remained 3-3. Post match interviews revealed Deeney was less than happy with the ref’s performance. Something I’m sure the FA will take offence to. Or was it just Mourinho they liked to pick on? Premier League Favourites, Palace, left it late to claim an important win away to Wolves while a rejuvenated Untidy put 2 past Newcastle with sub, Lukaku, scoring within 38 seconds of coming on. Ahead of the break (only joking, loads of cup games to get through) it was the clash of the titans at the Etihad as Citeh took on league leaders, Liverpool hoping to cut their lead down. Having taken the lead, with Aguero’s 250th PL goal, things were looking good until Bobby Chompers levelled in the 64th minute in front of the away end. But, after Sterling had set him off down the left, Leroy Sané shot across a diving Alisson to score a 72nd minute winner. It was a hard earned win but obviously the result was down to *shakes magic-8-ball* the grass being too long.
& so the new year started with an EIB78 point win to take the week on 626 points. The Didn’t go anywhere though as Dead Men Walking keep the garment for another week It was a 2 way spilt for the
as figie ’s high town F.C. & czuczu ’s The Cult Heroes mustered 73 points each. The table
Similar scenes in the H2H as the EIB stormed to a 21 point victory in an effort to close down the gap at the top The However, moves back to Brian Munich who sit on top. Standings
Now that the hangovers have subsided, life at the shed is getting back to normal(ish). & to get in the transfer window mood, we have set up our own fax machine in the hope of actually knowing someone else who still uses faxes. We did find, in the box, an old fax of the plans for the new shed which we still think will be finished before Tottenham’s new stadium. Then again, we are pretty confident our sun will die before Tottenham’s new stadium opens. But hey ho. Time to get your teams in for GW22 & it looks like Bournemouth have a couple of new faces already. Anyhoo. It’s over to emilystrange for the next game week. Thanks for dropping by & see you all for GW22.