Despite His White Boots

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Friday, August 18, 2006

Oh Go On Then

Like last year, the secret to deriving any entertainment from the top of the Premiership is to ignore Chelsea. If only they were still in mid-table obscurity where they belong. Or even bankrupt, though we'll just have to be patient on that one.

Dismissing them with an airy wave of the hand, there's very little between Arsenal, Liverpool and United according to the market. However I have a clear preference for Liverpool. I think they've bought good players, Bellamy especially. I don't know much about Kuyt but he's certainly going to give them another option up front and anything that keeps Crouchaldinho on the bench a bit longer can't be bad. Arsenal and United are still in transition, and frankly I do think that Ferguson is finally losing it. Shelling out £15m+ on Carrick and then trying to do the same with Hargreaves doesn't make any sense. As far as I can make out they only have Rooney and the injury-prone Saha up front and that can't be enough.

Enough talk, 2 points (new season 10x points) on Liverpool to win the Premiership (betting W/O Chelsea) @ 2.9 .


  • At 1:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ignore Chelsea and it becomes more entertaining? Like all those years watching Man U and Arsenal dominate were the stuff of dreams. Take of your rose tinted specs Mr Ward.
    If it makes you feel any better most of us true blues still despise QPR more than any other club and take great joy from watching you flap around the bottom of the championship like a one armed man in a whirlpool.

  • At 2:51 PM, Blogger Andy_Ward said…

    "watching Man U and Arsenal dominate"

    Precisely. Irrespective of the method of Chelsea's domination, at least there was some doubt as to which of United and Arsenal would prevail !


  • At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    United won it 8 out 11, over 11 year period, Chelsea 2 out of the last 2 and according to b/f theres a 33% we will not retain it. I understand your jealously towards the worlds richest club (though i never heard similar thoughts about Madrid on your blog, is it because they couldnt win f all?) but surely you need a bigger sample before you can can it a dull one horse race (which of course i hope it is).

  • At 5:41 PM, Blogger Andy_Ward said…

    Believe it or not my original post was not anti-Chelsea. There have been plenty of others in the past you could have more easily taken exception to !

    Sample size shmample size, I do believe it will be a one horse race based simply on my own judgement. Funnily enough though, I of course hope it won't be.


  • At 5:43 PM, Blogger Andy_Ward said…

    erm, apart from the bit about hoping they go bankrupt that is. Enjoy it while it lasts ;-)


  • At 6:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If only they were still in mid-table obscurity where they belong. Or even bankrupt, though we'll just have to be patient on that one......Believe it or not my original post was not anti-Chelsea....hmmmmm.
    As long as your relegated before we go bust i settle for that ;-)


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