So after losing mid-week in the Champions League to Eduardo’s team, tomorrow sees us take on Newcastle at the Emirates in the Premier League. We beat them easily in the Carling Cup recently, and just like Shaktar, they will be out for revenge. Newcastle have been a mixed bag this season, and one can’t tell which team’ll turn up! Hopefully the not so good team. Regardless though, it’s a must-win game for us. We’re 5 points behind Chelsea and if we win, like United today, it’d put pressure on Chelsea playing shortly afterwards at Anfield. Really hoping Liverpool can do the business and help close the gap! We have to do our bit first, though!
Back to the Champions League, and with Sp*rs beating Benitez’s Inter (anyone else find Benitez’s quotes about milk and salt and a priest recently, very hilarious? One wonders what goes through his head sometimes! Funny guy…), the media went into overdrive concerning Gareth Bale. I think there was even some chat about him being the best player in the world! Like seriously! Yes, he scored a hat-trick against them in the San Siro and terrorised Maicon all night at White Hart Lane, but all he is a good player on form.
Before his recent performances, what he was famous for, I’m sure we all remember, is his winless streak as a Premier League player. 24 games I think it was. It’s not as if Bale suddenly popped out of nowhere- he’s been playing in the Premier League since the 2007/2008 season! He’s been great last few games, but I wouldn’t call him world-class, or dare say he’s in the same league as the likes of Messi! Ridiculous! All I see is a decent player who’s been working hard on his game, and is finally getting some reward for it. He’s not all of a sudden become the best player in the world. He’s not even the best Sp*rs player for starters! Glad to see Sp*rs being bumped down to earth by Bolton today, losing 4-2 at the Reebok stadium, the scores being 3-0 at one stage! It’s one thing beating Inter in the Champions League, and well done for doing that, but the difference between them and us is the consistency and continuity. It was blatantly obvious that they would lose today after the Inter game, as they just don’t seem to be able to cope with the demands of playing in two top competitions simultaneously. We’ve been doing it for the last 10 years at least, Sp*rs, something for you to learn from us!
Anyways, enough of the mini-rant, we’ve got Newcastle tomorrow. It’s a home game, and hopefully we’ll get a response to the Shaktar loss from the players. You’d expect a much stronger team than played in Ukraine, and we should have more than enough for Newcastle, but it’s not a given. Really looking forward to the game. Theo can’t stop scoring it seems, so long may that continue! I’d be VERY disappointed if we don’t win tomorrow, but I’m sure the boys won’t let us down. Well, they better not!
Hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend so far, and here’s hoping it gets even better with a win tomorrow!