Monday, 22 November 2010

PMP 2.0

Goodison Park Everton v Arsenal (1-2) Premier League 14/11/2010 Tim Cahill (Everton) Photo: Roger Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom

After an enforced absence PMP is being ressurected and hopefully will be as informative and witty (ahem) as ever....

Plenty has gone on since my last post, it has got colder for starters, but Everton's fantastic ability to start a season badly and so tarnish the rest of their season is still a familiar tale to tell.

As is England's continued demise under Fabio Capello, their sight of Jay Bothroyd being sent on to rescue a draw perhaps symbolises our current ineptness at International level.

There has been the English press and their determination to shoot down England's 2018 World Cup bid, or is FIFA so corrupt that we were never going to get it anyway?

The title race now appears open (though I still expect Chelsea to go on and win it) with Man United still joint top despite not playing well all season.

Wayne Rooney's own brand of contract talks proved successful, for a minute there I thought Everton were in for a payday thanks to a well placed sell-on clause. But some last minute scrambling saw a dramatic turnaround, with no one coming out of it looking particuarly well.

Owen Coyle's trasnformation of Bolton is nearly complete. He has got them playing decent attacking football and even has Elmander socring goals (the one against Wolves last week was a beauty). How long will it be before he is linked with a move to Goodison to replace the perrenially Man United-bound David Moyes??

The league in general is proving ridiculously tight, shown by Newcastle who are four points off the top but also four points off the relegation zone. It is lucky for us that it is so tight as our current position fo 16th is worrying, but at least a few wins will see us shoot up into the top ten.

We just need our strikers (especially Louis 'no league goals since signing a new contract' Saha) to start scoring.

Starting with Sunderland tonight (click here for my preview on Royal Blue Mersey)

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