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This weekend was a great weekend……

Posted by Jarv on October 27, 2008

, if you are a Liverpool, Hull  or Tottenham Hotspur fan.

From Liverpool’s point of view they went top by 3 points, one of their main rivals lost and another only picked up a draw, unfortunately for them Hull and Arsenal both won to keep up a bit of pressure. Whether the bookies agree or not Liverpool will now be seen in their own fans eyes at least as major contenders, perhaps even favourites. The question is will they thrive or crumble with the added pressure this brings and do they have a strong enough squad should they still be in the Carling cup once the FA cup and champions league get serious. You won’t hear this from many Man United fans but I hope they are still contending at the end of the season, not winning the league obviously but healthy competition is good for everyone.

I awoke Saturday morning to the news Ramos had been sacked and Harry Redknapp was to be the new manager of Tottenham, later in the day I was even more shocked Tottenham had won a game, perhaps I shouldn’t have been because in Redknapp, Tottenham have a manager players seem to love playing for. As much fun as I’ve had at the few spurs fans I know’s expense I’m sure Redknapp will have them moving the right way up the table, the right way from their point of view anyway.

I do feel sorry for Portsmouth and I fear for them come January if the rumoured fire sale comes to fruition and I fully expect Defoe to make the return journey to Tottenham along with maybe one or 2 other players. One thing I am sure of is Sol Campbell and Tony Adams won’t be 2 of them even though a defender of Sol’s caliber is exactly what Tottenham need I just can’t see him going there after the abuse he receives from them and all those years at Arsenal will surely stop Adams going to Spurs although stranger things have happened.

Hull’s spectacular season rolls on with another 3 points and 20 in total and having the same as Chelsea even at this stage of the season is a major achievement from a club many (not me I will add)  tipped for relegation. 20 points after 9 games should barring a spectacular implosion make sure they stay in the Premier league for another year, I don’t think they will manage Europe as I think the competition will be too strong long term but I’m sure staying up was their number 1 priority before the season kicked off.

If I were a Newcastle United I would be worried, while Tottenham was struggling the pressure was off them a little but with the new manager and the upturn in form that usually brings, Newcastle are looking at the abyss although I do think they will get something out of West Bromwich albion on Tuesday. The Longer the turmoil over the Sale and having a caretaker manger in charge goes on, the harder it will be to escape the drop.

As always let me know what you think at the Away Goals Rule Football Forum

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