Sunderland 4-0 Bolton

Sunderland went into this game having not won for 14 previous league games, the pressure was starting to mount on Steve Bruce’s side as they slowly got dragged into the relegation scrap which did not look likely after the great start to the season. But suddenly they started losing points and just not being able to find a win. That was all turned around on Tuesday night when they eventually turned it up a gear and really outplayed Bolton all over the pitch. Fraizer Campbell scored his first league goal for the club timed at 41 seconds which is currently the fastest goal in the premier league this season. But it was another striker who was to steal the headlines. Darren Bent the clubs record signing grabbed himself a brilliant hat trick.

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Newcastle 6 – 1 Barnsley

Back to St James Park after a 2-1 away victory over Watford last weekend. So before the game I decided to put some daft bets on . . . or what seemed daft before the eventual score line. I went for 4-0 to the Toon. I even took Jose Enrique as the first goal scorer and he actually had a couple of chances before he went off, lets hope he’s not injured again and it was more cramp/strain instead of something going again.

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New England Away Shirt 2010/2012

The new England away shirt was released on Wednesday very much modelled and based on the 1966 World Cup winning red shirt. I really liked the shirt so bought it! I get my money back if England win the World Cup . . . so another reason to scream “come on England”.

But not only did I buy the away shirt. I also bought the home shirt which I did not get when it was first released. The reason I bought it was because it has “World Cup, 2010, South Africa” stitched on underneath the badge! I figured might as well get it now as when people find out you can get them they would sell out fast.

So lets hope come June the classic looking white and red England shirts are lifting the world cup.

The Ryan Shawcross Debate

Other than Bridge/Terry the main talking point in football over the weekend has been Ryan Shawcross’ challenge which left Arsenal midfielder with a broken leg.

Now I am on the side that it wasn’t actually that bad of a challenge, it was just a very hard challenge and Shawcross was fully focused on winning the ball as was Ramsey. Totally 50-50 only problem was the angle in which Shawcross hit Ramsey who had his leg firmly in the ground.

Today in The Times one of the reporters even stated he didn’t think it was a red card just a yellow and I kinda agree with that. Although Shawcross probably couldn’t have played on for his state of mind anyway. As you saw him leave the pitch he was crying and so obviously very upset with what had happened.

It should have been a very good weekend for Shawcross who is in the England squad for Wednesday’s friendly with Egypt. It will be interesting to see how he plays if he is selected to go on at some point.

Watch this space!!!

What did you make of the tackle?

League Cup Final: Manchester United 2 – 1 Aston Villa

I did not care at all who won this game and was disappointed when Wayne Rooney started on the bench. I really do think he’s just unstoppable at the moment. I just wanted to see a good game of football and it wasn’t too bad at all. The main talking point is still that Vidic should have been sent off for the penalty given against him in the 5th minute with James Milner (Newcastle reject??!?!) slotting it home to put Villa ahead at Wembley. Another Newcastle reject popped up for Man Utd to equalise . . .that man being Michael Owen . . . who then went off injured. Can’t say I was unhappy to see him go off injured after the way he was at Newcastle. But that meant Rooney was coming on!

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