FAVOURABLE FIXTURES MANCHESTER UNITED – Aston Villa (A), West Ham (H), Hull (A), Norwich (A) United have always thrived on an air of invincibility, especially at home. That bubble has been well and truly burst this past week. Whether they can recover that or not remains to be seen and much will depend on how they fare over the next few weeks as this one really could go either way right now. Either they steady the ship quickly, and this week will go down as a blip, or the rot continues to set in and we have a full blown crisis on our hands. We imagine Moyes will be waiting with baited bre...[Read More]
Fulham 2-0 Aston Villa The lunch time kick-off saw Fulham face Aston Villa, who had Christian Benteke back in their starting eleven. After a recent poor run of form Dimitar Berbatov had a point to prove to his doubters and Fulham’s new Boss Rene Meulensteen was looking to put an end to a run of six straight losses for “The Lilywhites”. Both sides came out in attacking mode and Villa’s goalkeeper, Brad Guzan, was forced into action early, producing a fine save from a Berbatov header who then had a penalty appeal turned down following a weak challenge from Ciaran Clark. Not to be outdon...[Read More]
Manchester United 0-1 Newcastle With both teams coming off losses from the midweek matches, this was a good opportunity to bounce back quickly, even more so for David Moyes and Manchester United in front of their home supporters. It was a tight first half and some might say that the Toon maybe edged it but alas it was still goalless at the break and the only interesting thing was the booking of Yohan Cabaye which means he misses the next game. After the break it was a different story. Patrice Evra failed to clear a long ball and it fell into the path of Moussa Sissoko, who then ran the by line...[Read More]
The deadline bell for GW14 rang last night and those with Palace defenders have spent the day celebrating and patting themselves on the back. But now its time to look forward to tonight’s nine other games, which offer huge potential to move higher in your leagues, or alternatively slide lower! So, the team sheets are about to be revealed, with that dreaded word we all hate, namely “rotation”, ringing in our ears and causing untold stress and worry. Who will Wenger rest? Will RvP be fit to face Everton? What surprises has the Special One got in store? Will Dzeko get the chance...[Read More]
Midweek GW14 is quickly upon us and it all kicks off at Selhurst Park tonight as Palace host West Ham. All the other games take place Wednesday evening with the highlights being David Moyes facing Everton for the first time since he joined Man Utd, simple looking home fixtures for Arsenal and Liverpool, tough looking away trips for Chelsea and Man City and a London derby down by the river as Fulham host Tottenham, with Rene Meulensteen taking charge of the Cottagers for the first time. Let’s go around the grounds to catch up on the latest team news.