Friday, December 4, 2009

Crunch Time for Burnley

The next five games on the schedule could make or break Burnley's Premiere League survival. They are:

at Portsmouth
at Wolves

Now, let's confine the Arsenal game to the loss bin. To me, at least five points are needed from the four remaining games, and there's no reason why that can't be achieved. If Burnley can't break their away duck against the two weakest EPL teams, Pompey and Wolves, then it may just never happen. Fulham and Bolton are well within our "sphere", so home victories are hoped for there as well.

At least two wins would be preferred, but a win and two draws would suffice as well. Anything less, and relegation may loom at the end of the season. After all, there won't be a more reasonable patch of fixtures than this.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Aston Villa 1 Manchester City 1, October 5th, 2009

What a joke this game was. Shaun Wright-Phillips and especially Gareth Barry were absolute shite the entire match, yet Martin Petrov languishes on the bench. Roque Santa Cruz did nothing when he came on. Hughes, you idiot.

A draw at Villa isn't good enough to challenge the Status Quo Big Four. What a disappointment.


As the EPL rants on my personal blog, Not Even Human (very scary place, that), differ so wildly from the other posts there, I felt it was only appropriate to create a new blog.

Living in America, I can mostly only see EPL games, thus I'll mostly be blogging about that. But I'll also cover the lower leagues as well as I can.

I'm a Reading FC supporter for life, and they'll always be my number one club. But I currently root for the following in each league:

EPL: Burnley, Hull, Stoke (in that order)
Championship: Reading (Blackpool, Plymouth, Scunthorpe)
League One: Yeovil Town (Leyton Orient, Bristol Rovers, MK Dons for laughs)
League Two: Dagenham and Redbridge (Burton Albion, Morecambe)
Conference National: AFC Wimbledon (Forest Green Rovers, Histon, Altrincham)

And those I most despise:

EPL: The Big Four (indistinguishable to me)
Championship: Newcastle (Middlesbrough, West Brom)
League One: Leeds United (Charlton Athletic, Norwich)
League Two: Crewe
Conference National: Luton Town (Mansfield Town)

As you can see, I tend to compulsively root for the minnows and against the traditional powerhouses. Ah well, that's just me.