I didn't watch the Manc derby, some family time was taken instead. Needless to say, the car was nearly crashed when I learnt the result.
I was really surprised that Johnny Evans was still part of the United squad when this season began, particularly when you consider the likes of John O'Shea have gone. Evans, as you may have guessed, does not feature on my good defenders list. His faux pas was that of a petulant, lower league player but the fault for the loss, in my opinion, can be placed only at the feet of the manager. When I watched MotD and saw the players left on the bench, for one of their biggest games of the season, it was obvious Fergie only had himself to blame. During the post match interview he suggested his team had played suicide football by leaving themselves exposed on the flanks and playing as though they still had eleven men, whose instructions were they following? Even the best club manager of all time makes mistakes, though he may find it difficult to admit.
We got back with only 20 minutes of the QPR v Chelsea game missed. Chelsea were 1-0 down. A few minutes later Bosingwa was sent off and I jumped on a dutch of 1-0, 1-1 and 2-0. Then Drogba got his marching orders, job done. Talk about handing over the title on a plate. City couldn't believe their luck against a hap hazard United squad and now the only other challengers were fighting for a draw, which never came, against a newly promoted side. In truth, Chelsea were lucky not to have had more reds.
Some nice results with Saturday's dutched scores. Sunderland and Newcastle left it late, cover was taken on the 0-0's at HT. Sunderland's opener coming so late meant 0-2 could be taken for a profit instead of just a scratch. Villa v West Brom ran according to plan. Shame about the Wolves 2-1.
Nothing for today. Brighton v West Ham is anybody's guess but it'll be watchable, and I might have a dabble in-play.
Whatever you trade, stay green.