HI guys hope you had a great New Years Eve and you're sobering up nicely. Well lets get the results over with. (You've probably guessed Southampton's terrible run has continued.......................How did they beat Arsenal 4-0 a week ago ??????????? )
Premier. Wins for West Ham Arsenal Utd Norwich Sunderland West Brom and City plus today Chelsea. City got out of jail heading for a 1-0 defeat at Watford but two superb late goals give them 3 vital points. Saints lose again away at Norwich only conceding the winner moments after Wanyama sent off for a stupid tackle.4 points from 24......relegation form... Chelsea back on song at high flying Palace. Willian's goal the pick from one of Chelsea's few successes this season. Arsenal lucky to win at a sodden Newcastle but grind out a crucial win. A defining moment ? Rooney's magical flick secures home win for Utd as Swansea nearly grab last gasp goal from Keeper Fabianski's header.
Other local teams. Premier Bournemouth get great draw at surprise top 3 leicester. Pompey win at home in Div 2 and my trip to the Executive Club for pre game food and drinks As Eastleigh host Bromley scuppered by postponement due to a water logged pitch. Bummer !
Spain only European league to restart after a short winter break ( it was beautifully mild on our trip to Valencia in mid December). Talking of Gary Neville's Valencia they have just gone behind to visitors Real Madrid with Benzema doing the honours. After Barcelona's 0-0 draw at Espanyol so that Atletico's narrow win over bottom club Levante (1-0) takes them top. Barca have to win their game in hand to edge 1 point ahead. Atletico are doing their bit and relentlessly chasing down Barca. They could yet win the league if Barca get any more stupid results. Stop press....Oh no, Valencia miss golden chance to equalise.
NB Been trying to upload Wilkie and Tony's Luxembourg pics to that page but no luck yet. Don't quite know why it's not working. Having uploaded 1000's of pics to the site I can't quite figure out why. Will think on it.
Stop press. Dedo penalty to Valencia in 1st half injury time.......................................Parejo scores from the spot. 1-1 at half time.