ARSENAL and Chelsea should pip Spurs to the Champions League places for next season, say surfers of this site.
A few days ago, Goaltastic posted a poll to ask which of the three sides currently contesting the two Champions League berths alongside Manchester United and Manchester City should miss out.
And after a huge number of votes in just a couple of days, an overwhelming majority (61.98 per cent) feel that Tottenham should finish fifth, rather than Arsenal (18.23 per cent) and Chelsea (19.79 per cent).
Of course, the reality of the situation may not match the results of the poll – but whatever happens it should be an exciting run in this season.
CHELSEA, Arsenal and Spurs are currently locked in one of the closest races in Premier League history.
Sadly for the trio, it’s not the title at stake, but to secure Champions League football.
Anyone who says that Germany has now eclipsed England and Spain as the top league on the continent should cast an eye at the strength of the squads vying for third and fourth places – with World Class talents like Juan Mata, Theo Walcott, Gareth Bale, Eden Hazard, Santi Cazorla, Jermain Defoe and more facing off for the right to represent England over the next few weeks.
And sadly, one of these squads – all of which could arguably challenge for the European crown next season – will miss out.
It’s a hard one to call – but you can vote for who you think should miss out with out vote below…
ONCE imagined, this can never be unseen – Theo Walcott and Gareth bale used to run around with their pants on their head attacking teammates.
While together at Southampton, the now-London-based rivals were once a deadly duo named the ‘underwear bandits’.
In an interview, Walcott confessed: “We’d call ourselves the underwear bandits.
“I have no idea where it came from, but if you were in your room watching a film and someone burst in with their boxers on their head, you knew you were in trouble.
“Sometimes it wasn’t even pillows – it was shoes and stuff like that.
“Luckily I was always quite quick, so I tended to get away with it.”
CAN’T Touch This! must be happier than Theo Walcott with a new contract having maintained the top spot in the Goaltastic League.
Hot on their heels are Rumford Rovers and climber LookMumNoHands who are now joint second. Also rising this week are FormOnly (4) and Just Pass It! (5), Ruff Tuff Bluff Stuf (7) and FC Geesus (10).
And a massive mention to Canons Ablaze (11), who broke through the 100-point barrier with a 105 haul, 52 of which came from Captain Walcott.
I HATE being angry.
For that reason I hate A United View, a fellow football blog which kindly allowed me to compile a guest post which went up today.
It forced me to dredge up a whole barrelful of negative emotion, of despair, and hatred, and anger, to compile a full team of players I really detest.
My team is below, for an explanation of why they made the cut you can click here –
GK – Green
DEF – Cole, Terry, Ferdinand, Alves
MID – Robben, Doriva, Barry, Walcott
ATK – Heskey, Villa
RECENT weeks have seen both Arsenal and Manchester United competing for the unwanted honour of having an even worse time of things than the other.
In the run-up to today’s FA Cup clash, Arsenal have contrived to lose the Carling Cup Final to Birmingham, disappointingly draw in the league to Sunderland and be knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona.
Asked if he felt sorry for Arsene Wenger, his Manchester United counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson said: “I have sympathy for myself. I didn’t have an easy week myself.”
In fact, Manchester United have themselves seen sore losses to bitter rivals Liverpool and Chelsea in the league in the run up to the Arsenal encounter.
And to compound matters for both, injuries have been suffered to key players so ahead of the make or break FA Cup match, which will see at least one of the sides continue their shameful run of form – or both should they draw – here is a pretty sweet-looking XI of players missing out due to injury –
GK – Szczesny
DEF – Ferdinand – Vermaelen – Evans
MID – Valencia – Park – Song – Fabregas – Nani
ATK – Walcott – Owen
ACCORDING to the rumour mill, which grinds harder than ever in the run up to the January transfer window, Liverpool are looking to Kop a load of teenage Southampton winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Their director of football strategy and talent spotter extraordinaire Damien Comolli was in the crowd at St Mary’s on Tuesday to watch him score in their 4-1 League One win over Huddersfield.
However Goaltastic urges the Saints to hang on to the rising star and England under-18 international rather than cash in – otherwise you have to question whether such a succesful youth system such as the Saints Academy is there for the benefit of the playing squad or the bank balance.
In recent years top talents such as Theo Walcott, Leon Best and Gareth Bale have been on their books – had they held out longer with the likes of these players, Southampton could have been plying its trade a little higher than the third tier of English football once more…