GW22 opened with a rude awakening for Liverpool. A home match against bottom of the table Swansea should have been a breeze for the reds. Clement’s new charges, however, hadn’t read the script & despite letting a 2 goal lead slip, managed to score a 74th minute winner to lift them out of the drop zone. That left a space for Palace to drop into & against Everton, the Eagles made sure they held onto that spot. Watford looked on course for their first win in 7 only to have it snatched away late on while new table propper-uppers, Sunderland, fell foul of 2 first half goals from West Brom. Stoke paraded new boy, Sad Brian Eno, before the kick off at the bet365 as they hosted Manc Untidy. The Potters were waiting with baited breath to see Crouch get his 100th goal & resurrect the robot dance, but it was the special Juan who gave them an early lead. However, sporting a new, shorter weave, Ruggy levelled in the dying seconds from a set-piece to break a 40 year old record & score Untidy’s first onside goal in 3 matches. Spurs, having earlier in the week unveiled a VR tour of their new stadium that boasts a wine bar with a view of the players’ tunnel, some escalators & a new, hi-tech white cloth for their trophy cabinet visited the Etihad where they were largely outplayed for 60 minutes until Kyle Walker linked up with Andre Marriner to allow Son to grab a vital equaliser late in the game. Sunday opened with the Saints hosting the Champions (stop sniggering)….& as Ranieri’s best players are in Gabon right now, you can imagine it was a fairly easy win for Southampton. Arsenal hosted Burnley &, having taken the lead, decided to make it hard for themselves as Xhaka took an early bath after a clumsy 2 footed challenge.A lengthy hold up as Marney was treated, booked & then stretchered off allowed time for Wenger to explode as the visitors equalised, but the home side held firm & Sanchez cooly slotted home a 98th minute penalty to pop them into second place. At the Bridge, all signs of Costa’s “back problem” vanished & deep into injury time, Chelski went in 1 up at half time. The win was sealed as Cahill, who came off better than Mason in a clash of heads headed the game beyond Hull & all but engraving their name on the trophy this season.
Not such a high scoring week in the FPL this time, but we still have a winner. & it was the BB&S that took the week by 36 points while the EIB edged into a 92 point overall lead. Doing a bit of a “Chelsea”, Nikolas Vitus Lagartija ’s Damage Dunfermline are about to sew a name tag into the & after a disappointing start to the season this week’s goes to a very deserving emilystrange ’s Dancing In The Dark with an unbeaten 77 Current standings are…
Over in H2H land, the BB&S took a 7 point win over the IGM in a GW that cuts down the EIB’s lead to just 5points. & continuing in Chelsea mode is Nikolas Vitus Lagartija ’s Damage Dunfermline as they retain that shiny & for a peek at the table….
So, not to be outdone by Spurs, the extensive development of the shed is on the drawing board ahead of its VR presentation & we think the new door design will be a fan favourite.The roof, made of antique corrugated iron, is optimally angled to allow better drainage & the water butt is a statement of intent about our commitment to the environment & somewhere to throw cigarette ends. I won’t go into any more details on the interior just yet as we have to select the carpet with the correct level of mustiness. What a time to be alive eh? Okay, I’ll shut up & hand over the control thingy to emilystrange & thank everyone for playing & for popping by. Oh, & can we have our sporks back please?