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5 weeks in and Manchester is the place to be

Lukaku goading Everton fans and rightly so OLI SCARFF/Getty Images
Lukaku goading Everton fans and rightly so
OLI SCARFF/Getty Images

Since I last posted DeBoer has been sacked after 4 games and Hodgson has since taken the reigns at Crystal Palace. While I had picked DeBoer for the sack at some point but definitely not after 4 games! I have since aired my feelings about that on my Facebook page and Twitter. Hodgson lost his first game at the weekend and he plays City, United and Chelsea next. if he loses those 3 games would he be sacked too? Anyways that’s the problem for Parish and his American partners at Selhurst¬†park.

Another game week is gone and with 33 game weeks left it is looking like Pep and Jose will be jostling for the Premier League title this season. They are in almost identical positions at this same stage last season and we all know what happened but this season both managers seem to have gotten through to their players and they are playing how their managers want them to.
Still talking about Manchester my mate messaged me to say Jose is back after watching United beat Everton, I was like dude they played a presently clueless Koeman and an Everton team that has gone backward even with all the money spent, he responded you just don’t like the Jose. There is some truth in that response but United will face sterner test and my money is on City at the moment oh and I like Pep too.
I also don’t get when fans give it and can’t take it, on Lukaku’s back all game he scores and cups his hears back at them and you see people saying he is ungrateful! Don’t get fans like that he had every right to celebrate.

Those guys that wear red and have a stadium in North London and their manager finally realised it is important to go to an away stadium against a top side and have a plan! It was a game they could have actually won with better luck but it was a vast improvement from the pasting at Anfield. It begs so many questions but I don’t have time for that this morning. Something in me wants to believe they will play with their mindset going forward but we all know it’s not safe to hold your breath when this team is concerned.

Spurs can’t win a game at Wembley in the Premier League and Klopp and his team still can’t defend. My Liverpool friend messaged me to say Klopp’s honeymoon is over, looks like there is more unrest amongst the Liverpool fans than normal with recent showings. It’s still game week 5 and I expect Klopp to get better and Chamberlain to still be coming off the bench.

Time to get ready for work, I am still jamming in my fantasy league top in all my leagues but one!

7 games to go..

7 games to go albeit some teams have a game in hand. Leicester don’t seem to be running out of steam with another 1 0 win away at Crystal Palace, they are definitely playing like champions elect. Arsenal blew Everton away at Goodison park with Iwobi and Danny on the score sheet. While Everton couldn’t have played any worse Arsenal seemed to find their combinations going forward again and managed to keep a solid shape when they didn’t have the ball. Koscielny and Gabriel managing to frustrate Lukaku for the whole 90 minutes in addition to the frustration he was getting from his team mates.
I was talking to a mate of mine after the game and was wondering where this Arsenal had been and he attributed it to lack of pressure which I didn’t exactly agree with. The loss at Old Trafford and Swansea had complacency written all over it, anyway that’s a discussion for another post. ¬†I think the introduction of Elneny in the middle has helped give the team a balance with Welbeck and Iwobi upfront adding dynamism to the team going forward and I think the more Gabriel and Koscielny play together in that back four the more solid a unit they will become.

I noticed the atmosphere at Goodison was toxic for the Everton players with every misplaced pass booed and jeered. Fans have every right to be unhappy when their teams are not delivering but I am not sure jeering and booing during games does any good especially when they are 2 goals down. The same goes at the Emirates who have never been known to be the loudest bunch when it comes to rousing the team. As long as there is a chance the team can still do something it’s important fans get behind the team regardless, there is enough time to register protests and misgivings at the end of the season. Like Ian Wright said the people that should be the source of the anger really are Stan Kroenke and Dick Law. Arsenal fans must be wishing Usmanov was the highest shareholder now at least he wants to win trophies. Spurs play tomorrow and I am predicting a Bournemouth win or at worst a draw! The Arsenal in me speaking, still can’t imagine spurs finishing ahead of Arsenal!!!