Next up, an international break. Y’all know my feelings on those.
Archive for August, 2015
- It’s too damn long.
- Arsenal can’t never get a break.
3. You CAN go home again.
I can’t predict anything until a ball is kicked (how’s that for hedging), but here’s how the groups shook out.
Zenit St. Petersburg
What was it with this weekend and 3-0 wins? First My Everton beat Southhampton by that scoreline. Then My NY Red Bulls took care of Toronto FC 3-0 on Saturday night. And finally, Manchester City defeated Chelsea – again 3-0. This last result was by far the most delicious because it is exactly what Jose Mourinho’s punk ass deserved after his latest round of throwing some unsuspecting soul under the bus for his team’s on-pitch failings. His sourpuss during the match was a thing of beauty. Long may his scowling continue.
Because we all know the Premier League table will look very different come next May.
1 Man City
3 Crystal Palace
4 West Ham
5 Aston Villa
7 Man Utd
20 West Brom
I like to have the after-round-1 table as a reference point for when people start saying stupid shit as the season goes on – and they always do.
Chelsea ran away with the league and left us quasi-neutrals quite bored with the whole spectacle.
But a new season is upon us, and hope is again alive that Mourinho and Co. will crash and burn.
That’s right folks. Our favorite sports soap opera has returned.
I’ve read all the preview articles and listened to all the season preview podcasts. I’m heading out to a pub tomorrow morning to watch the first Everton game of the season (vs. Watford). All that’s left for me to do is predict my top 4 finishers for the end of the season.
- Chelsea – I haven’t seen anything in the pre-season/transfer season to tell me that Chelsea won’t win this title again (yes, including the New York Red Bulls reserves beating them in a friendly)
- Manchester United – They’ve shored up a lot of their problem areas (except for defense). I have to think they’ll be better than they were last season, though I don’t really have any evidence to back that up.
- Arsenal – two years in a row of not having to go through a Champions League playoff? Why not?
- Manchester City – I’m bemused to see some picking them to win the title. Why? Because they signed Raheem Sterling?
Off to bed, as kickoff is at 9:00 a.m.