EPL Week In Review

by dmmd98 on July 1, 2013

Took the weekend off gambling wise which appears to of been a good thing judging from the results last weekend. Will get back on that horse tomorrow

– Despite West Brom looking and playing like a team heading back into the Championship, Everton deserves credit for not letting their heads hang low after the loss of Mikel Arteta in there 2-0 win this past weekend.

– A team that does not shoot, does not score. Would never picture myself saying Arsenal is boring but that is exactly what this team has become.

– Frank Lampard saves the day again for Chelsea with his injury time winner against Wigan. One could only imagine the mess Chelsea would of been in if he left for Inter Milan over the summer.

– One time EPL sensation Amr Zaki hasn’t scored from open play since October. While Wigan has been in good form this year, Zaki will need to get back on the score sheet if he is to be considered one of the EPL’s best strikers.

– Typically Liverpool, they go to Madrid and pull out a 1-0 win and then look second best in their loss to Middlesbrough. Full credit should go to Gareth Southgate and his team who for one day anyway outclassed Liverpool.

– You think somewhere Robbie Keane is smiling knowing without Fernando Torres, Liverpool does not have a top class striker who can perform at a high level week in and week out.

– One game shouldn’t make a career but for a player who wants to consider himself the next Thierry Henry, Ryan Babel will need to do more when given his chance. He was another non factor in Liverpool’s defeat.

– One player who wasn’t a non factor was Tuncay. One of these days I’ll get around you coming up with an all under rated team and Tuncay would have to be on it. He works tirelessly for club and country and much like a goal he scored last year in beating Arsenal, Tuncay has a knack of scoring against England’s top clubs.
– One of the few right moves Paul Ince made in his time at Blackburn was signing his former player Keith Andrews from league two side MK Dons. Despite the huge leap in class Andrews has been a useful player for both Ince and now current coach Sam Allardyce this year.

– That sinking sound you are hearing is Hull slowly coming back to the drop zone in England.

– Knew at some point all the good luck Aston Villa received was going to even out. In a week which saw them lose to Chelsea and exit the UEFA Cup was topped off with Stoke scoring two goals in the final minutes to earn a 2-2 draw.

Brief Carling Cup thoughts.

– Wonder if Ronaldo who was going up 3rd much like he was in Moscow was thinking about that miss before calmly striking his penalty against Tottenham into the net?

– I do feel sorry for Jamie O’Hara today. He is one of the few players who has exceeded exceptions for Tottenham this summer. If they were more players like him Tottenham wouldn’t be near the drop zone.

– A couple of inches on Ryan Giggs penalty and it could of been a totally different story. Speaking of a couple of inches, Ronaldo’s strike near the end of regulation could of ended the game before it even went into extra time.

– One player who I don’t feel sorry for is David Bentley after his miss. Pretty sums up all that is wrong with Tottenham and even on a grander scale English football. Here you have a 17 million pound bust (so far to be fair) who believed his own press clippings. Signing from Tottenham didn’t mean you have arrived as one of Europe’s best midfielders, it only means you have put in that much more work in order to justify the hefty price which is a lesson Bentley clearly did not learn.

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