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Punditry and Respect;Robbie Savage

I was watching fletchandSav on BT sports yesterday before the Aston Villa Chelsea game and not for the first time I heard Robbie Savage use the phrase “the worst team” to describe the Chelsea line up that Villa were about to play in a bit to drive home the point that Villa should be encouraged. It was great to see a more accomplished footballer in Ian Wright not agree with him and try to point out the quality of the players still in the Chelsea Line up.
I have never played football at the professional level and can’t say I know what it takes to be a professional footballer but I would like to think fellow professionals would have a better idea than I do and should not forget that when they sit in the cosy seat in the studio as pundits, some like Ian Wright definitely don’t  seem to have forgotten what it takes to be a professional footballer.

I looked at that Chelsea team it had; Ivanovic, Pedro, Fabregas, Courtois, Loic Remy,  and Azpilicueta. These players have honours that include the World cup, Champions League, European cup, Premier League, La Liga, Copa Del Rey, and Europa cup. Not to make this post any longer but that is a summary of the honours those guys have there are more. Then I had a very quick look at Robbie Savage and he has just a League Cup to his name the irony right. It is one thing to take offence to John Terry stating he only takes opinion of people who have played at the highest level but it is a bit hypocritical to use the phrase “The Worst team” so frequently to describe team line-ups considering you are an ex-pro who must know what it takes to be a professional footballer and might show a bit more respect to your colleagues.

Listening to Robbie at times one would think he was ex Barca or Madrid and had loads of laurels but it was heartwarming to see a more accomplished footballer in Ian Wright defend the quality out on the field yesterday.

Punditry is there to offer opinion but let us not lose respect for those giving pundits a platform to make analysis and provide a job for them in the first place particularly if you are ex-pro.

My two cents before I go watch Southampton throw spanner in the works as regards Leicester Premier League campaign.

St Totteringham day a certainty as we enter homestretch

Thank God the international break is over now we can get back to real football. The Premier League beckons again this weekend and we are in the homestretch with 7 games to go in the season. Can’t believe it’s just 7 games to go can still remember predictions from the likes of Robbie Savage about Ranieri at Leicester making them candidates for relegation and Cech ditching the blue of London for the red of North London, it’s all gone by so fast!
This weekend throws up very interesting matchups with Liverpool at home to Tottenham and Leicester at home to Southampton while Arsenal are at home to their FA conquerors Watford.
Liverpool have 2 games in hand and are definitely in the race for that fourth position along with West Ham, Manchester United and Manchester city and I see them handing Spurs their first defeat since they lost away at West Ham.
Leicester at home to Southampton is hard to call considering that recently Southampton have been leaking in goals and not that solid defensive outfit they were a few weeks back. You always know what you are going to get from Leicester though and I am expecting a draw from this fixture.
Arsenal at home against Watford I am expecting a win after the debacle of their FA cup encounter.
Is this the weekend when Leicester begin to crack as they approach the finish line and appear to be on the cusp of a historic feat? I think it might just be but whether the crack be damaging enough to prevent them from winning the title we shall find out.  The remaining 7 games will be an exciting one and I see St Totteringham’s day still happening this season oh yes I do! You will have to google if you don’t know what St Totteringham day is though.
Grab your popcorn and watch as the most exciting finish to the Premier League unfolds, still rooting for Arsenal to win it, yes yes I am glutton for punishment.