11 March 2022

Weekend Wind-up #29: We're through the looking-glass here, people.

Here we are with the next of the new-ish feature, previewing our rivals' weekend fixtures. There's really only one cakewalk here along with one potential barn-burner and two very tricky ones. I'll leave it to you to figure out which is which. Given the right run of results, Arsenal could very well strengthen its hold on fourth place; the wrong run could see us slip to us low as sixth. Stranger things could happen, but what I'm really doing is avoiding the kind of excessive optimism that only seems to blow up in my face anyway. Let's hope the lads keep their heads down, noses to the grindstone, step up in order to dig deep, give 100% and go the full nine yards and all the rest.

07 March 2022

Rivals' Roundup #28: Everything's comin' up Milhouse!

We're getting down to brass tacks now, a phrase which here means "there are only 10-12 matches left for each side to play" and not Cockney slang for "hard facts" or the Amercian practice of a general store marking off one-yard intervals to sell fabric.  With that in mind, we'll have to put one eye to each one's remaining fixtures. It was a tolerably good weekend for the lads in (the right shade of) red. Even if Chelsea did manage to defeat Burnley, just about every other result went our way. We're currently in fourth with three games in hand over our closest rivals for that spot, and Wolves lost yet again, meaning I can temporarily demote them from "Rival" status, sparing me endless minutes researching their situation. Let's get to it then.