Well it WAS idleness that made me miss 3 weeks ago round up and now a trip to my Italian base on family business and almost total deterioration of my hip/knew problems leave me playing catch up.
I can't do it all in one go but will highlight Southampton's improvements and selected results across Europe.
Saints beat Swansea convincingly 2 weeks ago and then on on my return on Sunday won at Chelsea 3-1, once more convincingly. Mourinho blamed the janitor a pigeon and a passer by for the result.
Eastleigh Towns 2-5 home defeat by bogey team Dover led to Manager Richard Hill's resignation. This was followed by a superb away win and then a horrible home defeat.
While in Italy I saw Frosinone get their first victory in Serie A at home to Empoli (Evacuo wasn't playing (in joke Ed)) but lost this weekend at Lazio, my other Rome team, Roma, won at Palermo 4-2.
Arsenal destroyed Man U in the first 20 minutes at the Emerates. City scored six....5 for Aguero. This followed their surprise thrashing, 4-1 , by Spurs. Sunderland parted company with Dick Advocaat and in the shock news of the year Brendan Rogers was sacked by Liverpool after 1-1 draw in Merseyside Derby. Jurgen Kkopp expected to take over.
Barca lose, Real and Atletico draw Villareal lose at lowly Levante but remain top.
PSG come back to beat Marseille and ease 5 points clear in Ligue1
Bayern Munich emphasied the gap to the others when they beat 2nd place Borussia Dortmund 5-1. Monchengladbach win 2 in a row, Glad you're back.
Top place Ajax lose 2nd place Feyenoord win.