Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Florence Fright

We've never met them, the Viola in CL. Not a fan of Serie A, I could not dwell much on the current team which parades the likes of Milan reject Gilardino and ex-junkie Mutu.
They're not bad it seems, currently occupying 4th spot in their league. Gilardino won't be playing though due to suspension.

The Italians, as always are tough to beat at their homeland. Cautious, slow build up and relying on counter attack are the main characteristics of Serie A teams, so much so we tend to sleep on the couch due to boredom.

What about tonight? Goals galore perhaps? Not a chance.
Think this tie will be evenly contested, being an away team Liverpool which will be without Monster Masch will pack the midfield with 5 with the lone striker in Torres. Interestingly, that's the same game plan going to be deployed by Prandelli, I suppose.
Italians never attack in droves. So it will be counter attack vs counter attack? Interesting !!!

I still fancy Liverpool to edge past Fiorentina by a goal or two, perhaps a brace to be scored by the man on fire, the one and only Torres.

Go Reds!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Breakable Hull

see ya next week, Chelsit

True enough, right on cue. Hull got 'hell' they deserved. They were pathetic and surely by now Brown must be sweating, earplugs and all, thinking whether he can last another week in the hot seat. Paul Hart and him, I reckon as the candidate for early managerial casualty.

Except for what the pundits described as unexplained defensive frailties in the backline, Liverpool were majestic and in Torres, we have a hungry, brilliant, young and handsome goalpoacher. El Nino was superb to say the least. First hat trick of the season and if he continues like this, the goal tally for him would be intoxicating come end of the season.
Had the supporting acts like Babel, Lucas and Voronin were sharper, we could have run out a dozen or so to the good.

Yes, it's now confirmed, we are back in the groove. No more heartbreaking home draws. No more sickening traffic in the bus parking area.
Elsewhere, Chelsea got trampled by "tenuk" like Titus Bramble and Co. Cech won't face us next week and what chance hilarious Hillario has against a rampant Torres and Stevie G?

Before that, we'll entertain Fiorentina in Italy in CL and what a way to prepare for that Italian job with the demolition of Hull, the breakable hull.
It's been a good week for us all with Aquaman reportedly started running instead of swimming.

Lucas...you've been warned!!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Going To Hell

Yes, optimistically, our next opponent is going to bite the dust, They're going to "hell" tomorrow. The 2-2 draw last season was a distant memory. On that fateful day, we were saved by SG's brace and heroics. That was then. This is now.

Hull with only 4 points from their first 6 games in the new season are a shadow of their former self. The Phil Brown's side were so poor thus far and is a favorite to join Newcastle should they remain in the Championship.
The 7 home drawn games which ultimately cost us the title are best forgotten for we are a different side now albeit the unexpected loss to Villa. OK, we lost 2 games so early but we are beating the likes of Burnley and Stoke (bus parking specialist) with such ease clearly demonstrates the different quality we are having now.
Those 7 games cost us 14 points and hey...we only lost 6 points thus far. What matters is the points tally in May next year, not in November, not in January 2010, it's May my friends. Do not forget Manure lost 4 games last season and yet still retain the bragging rights.
We had dispensed off Arbeloa and Alonso notably, in came Johnson and Lucas as their replacement (not permanent though), yet we are clicking well. It must be said that I'm eagerly awaiting for Aquaman to replace Lucas.

Are we on a mean winning streak? Dunno yet but on the balance of probability, Hull will be an addition to the victim's list. Yes, they're going to hell.