Thursday, August 24, 2006

No I aint dead just yet

Alright everyone. Apologies for being AWOL - was ill for a couple of days and travelling on others, and I hope you've all been behaving!

So lets talk football then. A mixed sort of start to the season its been...

First of the lot was: COMMUNITY SHIELD

Crouch having to.. er.. crouch to get in the pic

The expression on Terry's face is class, looks like he's spotted Carra's bro in the crowd

And then we had the DIRK KUYT SIGNING

Now, admittedly I don't know much about Kuyt, only saw him playing in the World cup where he was largely unimpressive... However there's a lot of people saying a lot of good things about this fella that he is the 20-goals-a-season striker we'd been looking for - Has a fantastic record back home in Holland, however I do hope he's more of a Van Nistelrooy than Kezman. Here's his
Official Site

Predictions for the Season

Yes, we've had a bit of a frustrating start but to me, the results against Chelsea in the Community Shield and against Maccabi Haifa proves one thing - We can grind out the results in tough games. Its a sign of a really good team that wins even when it plays badly (We weren't too impressinve in both the CL legs) and you would expect it to take atleast a couple of games before the new players can gel in with the team.

In the game against Sheffield Utd and in the 2nd leg against Haifa, we were unlucky to lose players due to injuries which always f*cks up the manager's plans somewhat. And I think its a positive sign and goes to show Rafa's faith in his new signings that he's played Gonzalez, Pennant, Bellamy, Agger, and Aurelio in the side while keeping some of the more experienced options on the bench. It is a long season and I can see what Rafa is trying to do here - get the noobs up and running by the time the premiership table starts taking shape which normally is around the 4th - 5th week.

Aurelio looks solid, Agger looks like he's gonna be with us for years to come, Mark Gonzalez has so far lived up to his reputation and looks electric, and both Pennant and Bellamy have also made telling contributions in the little time they've had so far on the field.

All in all its shaping up to be a season where we could, after 17 long years, have our first league championship this side of the millennium.

Here's my top 4:

1. Chelsea/Liverpool
2. Liverpool/Chelsea
3. Man Utd
4. Arse/Spuds


Blogger will said...

About time you got back Dan, anyway, we haven't been too great as of yet, a good result against the chavs but poor aginst the rest. Great news that we've finally got Kuyt since i reckon he will/should score shit loads of goals. The another signings have been impressive so far. Have heard a quiet rumour that we will be after Alves again (in January) which i hope happens as Kronkamp is gash.


Blogger Dirty Dan said...

All the pieces are in place and its looking good mate even if the start hasn't lived up to the hype. Was doing some calculations the other day and Rafa's spent over 70m on new players since he's arrived! - can't complain when he's delivered the CL and the FA Cup in his first two seasons though, I do hope he's with us for time.

Kromkap is gash - Good thing about Rafa is he'll make sure kromkamp's shown the door by Jan.

Anonymous cheeky said...

good to have you back!
i hope you don't disappear off again.

Blogger will said...

Just watched the super cup, Alves was the bollocks. Hopefully his team will be out of europe in january and we can snatch him up. We need him at Anfield.

Blogger Drogballs said...

welcome back sir, about time!


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