The Six Pointer – Evil Adebayor, Spurs Fall, Pointless Pompey & more…

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1. Man City’s 4-2 win over Arsenal wasn’t too much of a surprise. After all, they beat them 3-0 last season and Arsenal had lost to nearby United the week before. However, the manner in which the Gooners lost leaves a bad after taste. Arsenal hardly deserved to be one down at half time, but Almunia’s comical own goal seem to be habit the team is falling into.

However, for most of the second half City’s goal was under siege and when Rosicky (who came on as a sub and looked bright) fed Van Persie, who in turn put Lescott on his arse and fired a cracking right foot finish past Mr Invincible, Arsenal were in the ascendancy. Rather than push onto take the three points, Wenger’s boys were undone by poor defending and a blend of evilness and class from Adebayor. Firstly the lanky Togan stamped on van Persie’s face as lay prone. RVP literally had blood gushing out of what looked like a bullet hole. The Dutchman rightly said post match that Adebayor had shown no class.

Heartless

Heartless

Arsenal nevertheless pushed forward in search of a winner. Unfortunately for them they were undone with ease by several City counter attacks. Gael Clichy must have been dispossessed four or five times and I know for sure that two of them led to a City goal. One of them allowed Shaun Wright Philips to cross for an unmarked Adebayor to make it 3-1. His wildebeest run down the pitch to celebrate in front of Arsenal’s fans sums up how much of a self obsessed man he is and frankly a c**t.

I hate to agree with anything Alan Hansen says on MOTD but Arsenal do seem to be the only of the ‘big four’ that regularly lose despite being the better side. It was certainly the case against United and for the most part against City. Mark Hughes’ men notch up another win boosting their top four credentials but we knew that already…. right?

Fantasy Football relevance: Adebayor is looking great value at £10m.

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2. Spurs nearly made it 5 in 5 as super Defoe put them ahead with a quality bicycle kick against United in the opening minute. However, the Champions’ class did show through via a top Giggs free kick and Anderson shot. Nevermind what the purple-nosed one says, Scholes deserved to be sent off. It only served to help United who were able to shore up their backline and rely on Rooney’s tireless running and quality in front of goal to comfortably see out the match. Losing Modric was obviously a blow to Spurs but on this viewing they have some way to go to match the big boys.

Fantasy Football relevance: Defoe and Rooney continue to be striker ‘must haves’. Fletcher is starting to get recognition for his role through bonus points.

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3. Pompey are in some serious shit. That may not be news to anyone as they lost their first 4 games but the ‘six pointer’ against Bolton was a massive game even this early in the season. It may have been unrealistic to expect Pompey’s 200 new signings to mould into a team straight away but they were able to come back twice against Megson’s side, only to throw it away at the death. It is sad to see the rapid decline of a club that held so much promise.

Fantasy relevance: Jamie O’Hara could be a bargain at £4.5m.

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4. Youssi Benayoun hat trick. Liverpool made easy work of Burnley, which is no mean feat considering their slip ups against ‘lowly opposition’ at Anfield last season. Benayoun was a different class. I have mentioned on this blog before that I rate him highly. Benitez said post match that he is beginning to show his worth as a starter. The malnourished looking Israeli brings flair, passing ability and goals in abundance.

Fantasy relevance: Other than Benayoun, who is great value at £7.4m if he starts, Glen Johnson scores well again. All the top 5 fantasy players in the world (including our friend Amer) have him.

Easy hat trick

Easy hat trick

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5. Chelsea late show. I keep on asking ‘how many times can Chelsea afford to go behind and end up winning?’. Ancelotti’s team keep on offering all the answers. Cech is showing signs of being suspect again but with Drogba in that kind of form they can afford a defensive blemish or two.

Fantasy relevance: Lampard loving the bonus points.

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6. Villa back up and running. Three wins on the trot including today’s hard earned derby win at St.Andrew’s. The new look central defensive partnership of Dunne and Collins kept a clean sheet on their debut. There will undoubtedly be tougher tests but I think Martin O’Neill has identified early problems and done the best Randy Lerner’s money will buy to rectify them. Problem is there is now hell of a lot more competition for not only the golden fourth place but also fifth and sixth.

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3 Responses to “The Six Pointer – Evil Adebayor, Spurs Fall, Pointless Pompey & more…”

  1. whitsport Says:

    Enjoyed your blog, especially the “Fantasy relevance” portions. Cheers!
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  2. Football Guy Says:

    Yeah, I like the “Fantasy relevance”, good addition!!!

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