The Six Pointer – Carragher As Striker, Tottenham’s New Stadium & more…

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That was the weekend that was.

 

1. I had a hunch that this was the case when I was watching the Boro – Arsenal game on Saturday and it has turned out to be true. In eight seasons at Arsenal, Jeremie Aliadiere scored one league goal. In a season and a half at Middlesbrough he has now scored twice against his former employers.

This was not necessarily a goal celebration...

This was not necessarily a goal celebration...

 

2. Will either Mark Hughes or Paul Ince be given the chance to reinforce in January? 3-1 says Hughes won’t while 100-30 on says Ince will be going to the job centre next. 

 

3. Three weeks ago all of the Big Four failed to win for the first time in over a year. This weekend they did it again. Could Aston Villa mount a title challenge because of this? If Arsenal beat Liverpool next Sunday they are ‘only’ five points behind them. Yet if Villa also win their game against West Ham, they would only be four points behind and sitting pretty in third place.

There are plenty of questions to ask of the title challengers.

Will Liverpool continue to struggle without Torres? Will Chelsea find a plan B considering that the opposition have now worked out that to stop Chelsea, you stop Bosingwa and Cole? Will Man United be affected by the long haul trip to Tokyo and the lack of Queiroz’s defensive/tactical nous? Will Arsenal continue beyond January without reinforcements that are better than Song Diaby and Denilson? And what of Aston Villa? Do they have the squad to challenge? First choice XI’s are great until they get injured, and you have no one to turn to. Just ask Arsene Wenger.

Song, Diaby, Denilson

Slow, Slower, Slowest.

 

4. Picture the scene. You’re drawing at home against a Hull side you should really beat if you have title aspirations. There are five minutes left to get a goal and you are have decided to take off Javier Mascherano. Do you:

a) Bring on striker Robbie Keane, a man who cost you £20million in the summer, and who with Fernando Torres out injured is your most senior striker.

or

b) Bring on defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva, a man with no league goals for Liverpool.

If your answer was ‘b)’ then you are Rafa Benitez. Congratulations.
Image of him scoring not available

Image of him scoring not available.

 

5. Maybe Rafa should start playing Jamie Carragher upfront instead

 

6. It seems Tottenham’s obsession with Arsenal holds no bounds. Don’t these images of their proposed new stadium look suspiciously like the Emirates? Same size, same idea of a corporate name, same design. They’ll definitely have space to build it next to White Hart Lane, goodness knows there’s nothing else round there.
Ashburton Grove

Ashburton Grove

Mark II

Mark II

 

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2 Responses to “The Six Pointer – Carragher As Striker, Tottenham’s New Stadium & more…”

  1. SJ Says:

    HAHAHA to Tottenham. I have to say, the last game I went to at Emirates, Denilson was outstanding, his work rate and his passing. As for the other 2, I agree lol

  2. Football Guy Says:

    Maybe this time they can actually build it ON White hart lane instead of 100 yards down the street on the other side of the road

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