Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Geremi for Chelsea (vs Liverpool), 2nd October 2005

As a non-premiership supporter, I'm quite tickled to watch Man utd, Arsenal, et al floundering around in Chelsea's wake (& Charlton's).

Jose was on telly at the weekend saying his team deserves more respect from the media & the general public. Alright they've got pots of dosh but for how long have Man Utd had more money than everyone else?

So are they unbeatable?
Surely not?
Who is going to beat them then?
Here's their next 10 premiership fixtures...

Bolton (H)
Everton (A)
Blackburn (H)
Man Utd (A)
Newcastle (H)
Porstmouth (A)
Middlesborough (H)
Wigan (H)
Arsenal (A)
Fulham (H)

Ok, so there's tricky trips to Old Trafford & Highbury in there, but can even they beat them?
If they can't who can?


Dom said...

Everton as an outside bet - they have to turn it around shortly? - Think Bolton might hold them to a draw.

Ben said...

Well, it won't be us. Our recent record at Stamford Bridge is atrocious - 5-0 two years ago and 4-0 last season...

Not sure Arsenal have currently got enough to beat them. Man Utd could well turn them over, though. As for the rest, forget it.

Charby said...

!And Charlton" Hehehehehehe

El Tel said...

So International XI return from international duty (Oct 15th), and face a Bolton side being led by Manager of the Moment (ignore the Wigan result). Chelsea would be a scalp that would seem timely, especially if the England result was a bad one... au revoir SGE, arise Sir Mike Bassett.

swisslet said...

Big Sam is a legend, but it wouldn't take more than a couple of bad results as England manager for the press to really let him have it.

oh hang on, that would be true of anyone.

I like him, and I think he has a lot more about him than either McClaren or (sorry Charby) Curbishley.

I don't imagine that any primadonna players would be indulged by Big Sam.

And much though I do enjoy Man U and Arsenal stuggling to some extent, and much though I like Mourinho, I do wonder whether Chelsea are a good thing. Is it good for the league that they have so much money and are so dominant? Is it good for English football that Sean Wright-Phillips has hardly had a kick this season?

Actually - bollocks to all that: Abramovich made his money at the expense of his fellow citizens and at the expense of his country. He is little better than a criminal with a nice suit. He has just severed his last ties with his homeland for a tidy few billion, and is now free from being dragged to justice in his homeland in a way that similar oligarchs have been. Should we really be quite so welcoming of someone like that?

I have my doubts.