Another Saturday filled of football. It is just what i needed after a busy week. Juniors Lindsdals IF started the season with a draw away to Jönköping side IK Tord. I haven´t been given a match report as yet, but a point away seems like a good enough start! I started the day with an early breakfast and watched the China Open golf 3rd round. Not a bad day for the Swedes but none of them are really in contention. Edfors is best placed 5 shots off the lead. The Asian golfers just keep getting better and better and will soon be dominating world golf even in the mens game.
Man City – Man United (0-1) got my football saturday under way. The Canal Plus ”experts” expected a tough physical battle as they always talk about in local derbies. The truth of the matter is that the passion is nowhere near the level it was in days gone by and with very few local born players in action its not really to be expected. The golden oldies Scholes, Giggs and even ”niggly” Neville were Uniteds best players and it was great to see the the old Paul Scholes sneak into the box and get the late late winner.
Second up was Blackburn – Everton (2-3). Everton are one of the leagues most underated sides and have had a nightmare season regarding injuries. They still have 4 regulars out but are looking very solid again. Big Sams Blackburn are always tough to beat at Ewood Park and despite not playing that well they were in with a chance right up to the end when Tim Cahill got a late winner. Moyes is one of the Premier Leagues best managers and Everton will be a top 4 side next season if they avoid injury problems.
Last but not least Tottenham- Chelsea (2-1). A Tottenham side that beat local rivals Arsenal 2-1 in midweek and saw 4th spot rivals Man City beaten 1-0 earlier today and know that a win over the Blues would put them in a great position for the chance to qualify for the Champions League. One of the leagues new stars Gareth Bale had a brilliant first 45 mins creating chance after chance and scoring Tottenhams second goal. Tottenhams confidence is sky high and ”Happy Harry” has got his squad believing anything is possible. Once again Drogba was limping and complaining about a groin injury when there was absolutely nothing wrong with him. Not physically anyway! When Terry was sent off for 2 late tackles with 5 mins of each other it was game over.
11 wins 4 draws and 0 defeats. Those are Notts Countys stats since ”Svennis” left the club. They were today promoted to Div 1 and the future looks bright.