Grand Slam Sunday

It all kicked off at Old Trafford with ManYoo – Liverpool. Build up before the game saw Rafa accusing Sir Alex of trying to get into the referee’s head by making comments that he needed to watch Captain Fantastic’s upcoming raids on Ronaldo. I don’t want to say it all succeeded as anyone could see Mascherano’s sending off coming a mile away, I would have sent him off way earlier, but why wasn’t Fantastic there? or why didn’t Alonso who stood right next to him and saw the bashing try to cut in between? Anyway, I’m sure that Rafa will blame Sir Alex’s tries to get on the good side with the ref, but it was a red – and will always be a red, so no argues there. The main issue was just that United was a better side, a MUCH better side when it was needed the most, this is also why they’re topping the table and Liverpool are struggling to keep fourth place, some 15 points behind. I think it was actually the 7th straight game where Liverpool failed to score at Old Trafford, the last run only being broken by an own goal by O’shea, so who can we blame really? It all ended three nil after two clown-rush outs on corners from Reina, he definately didn’t look very sharp in the air, nor will he ever. But you have to give cudos to the man for saving maybe 3-4 other clear chances that easily would have tallied the scoreline to 5-0 on a horrific day.

Right after the final whistle blew we were off to Stamford Bridge with Andy Gray and Sky Sports “Grand Slam Sunday”, gotta love that name. It has a better tone to it, as Matte said: “Canal+ choose to call it Super Sunday” – lack of creativity from Hegerfors perhaps? Chelsea – Arsenal always looked before as it was going to be the better game out of the two, and indeed it didn’t fail us. Chelsea got the winner, Drogba was completely useless for almost 70 minutes but then bang bang! and suddenly he was every Chelsea fan hero with two goals, game winners as well. It ended 2-1 in the end, Sagna gave Arsenal the lead before the Drogba show started.

I’ve seen a couple of movies this weekend, I just had to see Meet the Spartans, the trailer looked pretty funny but in the end it was more than worthy of its #58 IMDB bottom movies of all times, 2.2 score says it all! Before that I had a Saturday containing of going back a couple of years, first I saw There will be blood which I think swept the floor at the Oscars, Daniel Day Lewis got the Oscar for leading role. Good movie! Unfortunately The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford which I thought was going to be really cool didn’t really live up to the hype, it’s been lifted off the ground by many critics and has a good grade on IMDB, buuuuuuut – no.

Besides that, I spend most of my time either reading up on stuff I need to know for work, or modding a new Hattrick Community I’m building with WordPress. Hopefully it’ll be neeeeat.