Arsenal had their traditional festive season hiccup after losing twice in a week away from The Emirates at both Everton and Man City after taking the lead in both games.
Everton then lost the Merseyside derby with Sadio Mane striking late to put one over his old boss. My heart weeps for Ronald Koeman (have I mentioned the feeling of desertion before?).
Mane's old team, Southampton triumphed unexpectedly 3-1 in the South Coast derby with Jay Rodriguez finding the net after a lengthy barren spell in front of goal. A surprising result considering Bournemouth's excellent home form and Saints lack of goals.
With the January Sales looming speculation increases about the futures of long serving captain Fonte (non playing sub at Bournemouth) and the commanding Van Dijk and it looks like at least one of the central defensive pairing will be moving on.
In the National League, local side Eastleigh lose 4-2 at Southport in a game with 3 sendings off, 2 for The Spitfires, as Martin Allen gets to grips with his new charges.
Wilkie Tourists have scheduled their next adventure and are busy firming up the plans for the tour of south east Spain in February 2017. Bring it on!
Happy Christmas to all our readers!