Happy New Year!

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Well whaddaya know! It’s almost 2009!

It’s time once again to step into another year with renewed enthusiasm, fresh hopes and new resolutions. But make sure to clean up all the broken promises, shattered dreams and other not-so-good things that might have happened to you in 2008. Always start a new year with a clean slate! That said, enjoy the festivities and have fun.

I’m off to stuff myself with some of the delicacies in the refrigerator. 😉

Happy New Year everyone!! 🙂

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Barclays Premier League Update – Week 3

Juliano Belletti celebrates his goal against Tottenham

Juliano Belletti celebrates his goal against Tottenham

Okay, so I haven’t been able to post anything in midweek, not even about Paul Scholes’ shocking but utterly hilarious handball incident in the UEFA Super Cup. Call it my lack of interest or my laziness, but I just coud not get myself to post anything meaningful here. All that is about to change though, because the 3rd week of the Barclays Premier League has just ended. This weekend, 18 teams were in action while Manchester United were busy embarassing themselves in Monaco and hence their fixture has been moved to a later date.

A short and sweet wrap-up is right here:

● A stylish Arsenal team swept aside Newcastle United 3-0. Robin Van Persie scored 2 goals before he hobbled off, injured again.

● West Ham United thumped Blackburn Rovers 4-1.

● Yet another own-goal scored by a Middlesbrough player almost cost them two points, but Tuncay Sanli saved their skins with a late goal, as Boro beat Stoke City 2-1.

● Hull City were hammered 0-5 by… Wigan Athletic!!! Wigan’s new Egyptian recruit Zaki scored a brace in that one.

● Everton crashed to a 0-3 defeat at the hands of Portsmouth.

● Bolton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion played out a drab 0-0 draw.

● Aston Villa and Liverpool were also involved in a 0-0 borefest.

● The prodigal son returns… That’s what they’ll be thinking at Manchester City, as Shaun Wright-Philips returned from his misery at Chelsea and scored 2 goals to inflict a 3-0 defeat on Sunderland.

● Finally, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur drew 1-1, with both goals coming from defensive errors and mistakes.

A look at the table then:

Team standings after Week 3 of the Barclays Premier League 2008-09

Team standings after Week 3 of the Barclays Premier League 2008-09

So that’s about it, then. No change at the top, with Chelsea leading Liverpool on goal difference. Spurs get their first point of the season, so do West Brom. There’s an international break coming up for the World Cup qualifiers, so there’ll be some time before the next update.

Till then, I’ll be hoping to post something useful over here!

Barclays Premier League 2008-09 has begun!

After an agonizing few months of close-season, the Barclays Premier League is now back in action! Saturday saw a host of new-look sides battle it out for that “perfect start to the season”, including 2 members of the so-called ‘Big Four’. And today the remaining 2 biggies will enter the fray.

The Barclays Premier League Trophy

The Barclays Premier League Trophy

On this blog here, I won’t be devoting too much space to each and every side in the premiership. Sure, there will be a weekly round-up of results and the points table, but I’ll be concentrating more on the happenings in and around Chelsea FC. Blue Is The Colour, ya know!!

Stamford Bridge

Stamford Bridge

Today’s opening fixture sees the FA Cup winners, Portsmouth, visit Stamford Bridge. I can’t wait! 😀