That Was The Week That Was

It has been an eventful week. League Cup, Premiership and European football has come and gone, and I’m somewhat mystified at the 2006/2007 football season so far. First up, The Premiership. Manchester United lead it, with maximum points and an ominous eight goals scored. There’s no reason to be too despondent, though – Fulham were wretched against them and Charlton weren’t much better on Wednesday night. More importantly, they’ve got a three point head start on Chelsea, whose comedy of errors I brushed over earlier on in the week. Elsewhere, it’s a bit early to start trying to look too deeply into it for any significant patterns but, for the time being, everybody seems to be beating everybody else. With Liverpool and Arsenal in European action (more of which shortly), Spurs were the “big” club of the week with a test, but they needed a result against Sheffield United and got it. More importantly, Dimitar Berbatov scored for them, which may allay fears amongst supporters at White Hart Lane that they’ve bought another Sergei Rebrov. The big talking point of the week, however, was Ben Thatcher’s full-on assault upon Pedro Mendes during the Manchester City-Portsmouth match. Now, I’ve played football, and I understand the strange way in which testosterone works. The red mist and the sudden rush of blood to the head. However, Thatcher is a professional footballer, and...

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