10 March 2013

Liverpool 3-2 Spurs, Chelsea 2-2 Man U. I'll Take That.

Not bad, not bad at all. Okay, I didn't get what I asked for, but this is a close second-best. Liverpool took all three points from Spurs today, in the process moving into sixth, two points behind us. Spurs remain seven above us, and we have a game in hand thanks to the Everton rescheduling. All in all, not bad. In even better news, however, Chelsea stormed back from 2-0 down to tie with Man U, meaning that both teams will have more clutter in their schedules. This doesn't really matter to Man U, whose grasp on first seems impregnable. It does matter to Chelsea because they now have at least one more match added that they just don't need. True, they're five clear of us (straight, no game in hand for us here), but they've been careening from match to match and look every bit as shambolic as we have, today's outcome aside. They'll have to squeeze in an away watch with Fulham and another FA match with Man U in short order. Chelsea has a surprising second-leg in the Europa, having lost to Steaua Bucuresti 1-0. I'll be praying that they pull off the 2-0 victory to advance. Fine with me if they make progress in the Europa League.

Sadly, there's little worth saying about Arsenal other than some tall talk of miracles and making the impossible possible when we visit Bayern on Thursday. Even before our 3-1 loss in the first leg, progress in the UCL was very low on my list of priorities. Of course, if our boys do pull something off, I'll be among the loudest and bounciest Gunners, all too happy to endure the "I told you so's" and "o ye of little faith" comments others may toss at me.  Well, in the absence of anything deeper and more momentous to say, we'll leave at that for now.

'Til next time...