Archive for December, 2007
Upton Park is not an easy place to go, especially when there is a virus in the squad keeping players such as Wayne Rooney out. However, when you are 1-0 up and have a penalty to seal the game, you really should not end up losing as United did. This was a very poor performance in which United sat back and allowed the home team to attack, just as they did at Anfield. But where Liverpool failed to create a chance West Ham did better, and turned the game on its head. Read more
Arsenal fans are all crowing about being top at Christmas, but so what?! The league ends in May not December, and the little one point gap can be overhauled in a week. The second half of the season should be enthralling, especially when it could be more than just a two horse race and when the Champions League comes back into play in late February. United ought to benefit from the African Nations, namely with our rivals losing players such as Adebayor, Toure, Drogba and Essien. Read more
The Christmas fixtures are always an interesting time to start looking at the league table and to see who will be challenging for honours. And United went in to this game against the ‘in-form team in the Premier League’ needing to win after Arsenal’s late win against Spurs. For most of the game the scoreboard showed a draw and United were unable to break down a resilient Everton team. However, patience is a virtue and United eventually walked away with all 3 points to make it 9 out of 9 from the Merseyside teams so far. Read more
The trip to Anfield is always one of the most anticipated fixtures of the season. 3000 Reds braving it into the Anfield Road end not knowing what disgusting objects they will be pelted with, and having to endure both Munich songs and You’ll Never Walk Alone. Getting a result here, regardless of the title race or form of either club, is huge. This was my first match for a while as I have been in the States for the Ricky Hatton fight, and was a great one to get me back into things and to get over my last game at Bolton. Read more
United travel to Anfield for the lunchtime kickoff on Sunday with both sides hoping to pick up the three points. Fergie has the better record over Benitez, having picked up five wins and one draw in the Premiership over the Liverpool manager but form will no doubt go out the window.