United Need Paris To Be As Generous As London And The Title Race Is Still Between Two

Posted: March 5, 2019 in Arsenal, Champions League, Chelsea, Football, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Opinion, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur
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Ole Gunnar Solskjær must be sorry that the second leg of the Champion’s League clash against PSG cannot be played in London. As mentioned in a previous article, the capital is now his second favourite place after Manchester and his last five visits there have yielded nine points in the Premier League following victories over Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham and Crystal Palace and the elimination from the FA Cup of Arsenal and Chelsea.

Hopefully this good run can continue and certainly, if it is indeed a capital thing, then playing PSG in Paris should hold no fears.

He also returns to London this coming weekend for another vict match against Arsenal so, by Monday of next week United may well have progressed in the Champion’s League and left London with yet another three points.

There is also the possibility that only one of these two games will produce a favourable outcome and, if that is to be the case, then three points from Arsenal would be our choice, (we tend not to think about losing both games nowadays thanks to Ole).

Premier League inconsistencies…..

Meanwhile, back in the title race Manchester City are looking good. They are going through the “grind out a result” phase of their season and have now managed to nick their last two games by a single goal, a sure sign of champions according to the “experts”.

Liverpool, on the other hand, are scoring enough goals to win three games but all in one game. they then fail to score in their other two games meaning that they are now in danger of becoming as inconsistent as, say, Spurs or Chelsea or Arsenal.

If that remains the case then City’s one point lead at the top will soon grow bigger.

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City will be hoping to extend their lead in the coming games

Talking of the London clubs, which we weren’t, Tottenham’s grip on third place is faltering alarmingly in a similar way to their chairman and manager’s grip on reality. They are now only three points ahead of Manchester United and four ahead of Arsenal. Chelsea, in sixth position, are five points behind but with a game in hand so all in the Tottenham garden is anything but rosy.

Never mind, they have a 3-0 lead going into the Champion’s League second leg against Dortmund so they should manage at least one more round in that competition.

And finally…..

Still on the subject of Tottenham Hotspur and we would like to know why the Premier League is being so accommodating with them over their protracted move to a new stadium.

They have been allowed to play their home games at Wembley whilst still being allowed to participate in both the FA and EFL Cups. This, of course, gave them a massive advantage in those two competitions as both the finals and semi-finals are played at their “home” ground. (The fact that Spurs failed to take advantage of this gift from the FA is both irrelevant and typical at the same time).

We can only assume that the FA, as usual, is quite happy to pocket the sizeable fee Daniel Levy must be paying them to rent the national stadium as it will, to some extent, offset the massive debt they incurred when building it.

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The new “White Hart Lane” or “Atlantis” as some are calling it due to the difficulties involved in getting there

All of which just goes to show that, like any down-and-out, the FA is quite happy to prostitute itself when there are pound signs in the air. It will only be when the debt is settled that they return to being their usually miserly selves and nobody will get anything from them.

The football world is such a nice place!

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