Fascinated to see which Everton show up for the Sunderland game on Saturday, the red hot 'Pep' Martinez sex machine version that whooped Yanited or the rancid assembly that we tore apart in the first half. Hull and Leicester seem likely to pick up at least something and as for us, a win against a barely awake West Ham is highly desirable. In spite of their insatiable luster for kamikaze Newcastle's run in isn't even that difficult though Street Fighting Carver keeps defying the odds week after week!
Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:42 PM
Odd, Juve-Real was almost, kinda entertaining. I had been expecting a dire snoozefest based on the two teams involved.
Posted 06 May 2015 - 03:18 AM
It was a more open game than I would have expected, thanks in part I suppose to Real playing with two passengers in Bale and Ramos. I hope Allegri sticks to his guns and doesn't go ultra defensive at the Bernabeu.
Posted 06 May 2015 - 01:08 PM
Well. That wasn't half bad, was it?
I think Boateng didn't quite know where he was after that second goal.
Posted 08 May 2015 - 06:35 AM
Boateng's legs were still wobbling when he got up.
Terrific, engrossing football, just the right mix of sophistication and excitement. I haven't enjoyed a game as much as that in a long while.
Posted 09 May 2015 - 05:20 AM
It almost looked like Messi had pulled some sort of Jedi mind trick on Boateng that made him briefly lose all control of his legs.
Posted 10 May 2015 - 06:17 AM
Bye Burnley. Good riddance, QPR.
Posted 11 May 2015 - 05:54 AM
Spreading Sherwood's points return over a full season would see Villa eighth in the current table, and there's the small matter of an FA Cup final still to come, too. He might remain a difficult fellow to warm to, but it's getting harder and harder to claim that confidence of his is misplaced.
Sunderland have won every game in which Danny Graham has scored. Talisman! We might already have enough points to stay up, we might not, but those three should go a long way towards booking another trip to Goodison next year. If we could find a way to edge out Leicester on Saturday, we'd be almost assured. Hopefully, Dick has it covered.
At least you can always count on QPR to do a QPR.
Posted 11 May 2015 - 06:24 AM
Sherwood. Yeah. You would think that the man's personality would not translate into a top manager, but apparently it does.
Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:42 AM
Partially face-saving scoreline for Pep's gang. A decent effort by the team in circumstances where many would have wilted altogether, although Barca were probably never in any real danger.
Posted 15 May 2015 - 03:16 AM
Morata eliminates Real a season after being transfered away from the Bernabeu.
Posted 16 May 2015 - 09:41 AM
Not quite the result we were after, although given the circumstances I suppose a tight, edgy affair was always on the cards. Can't help thinking that the occasion got to the players just a bit, with Danny Graham fluffing what was easily our best chance in the first half. It's hard to see both Newcastle and Hull winning next week, but ideally we'd sneak a point at the Emirates on Wednesday night and avoid the dreaded last-day jitters at Stamford Bridge.
Posted 17 May 2015 - 06:52 AM
Gullible. Cowardly. Putrid. An offside trap that could've only been concocted whilst high on sleeping pills. I know Guzan made an utterly inept error against Man City but heavens above, Given looks geriatric enough to be having Crimean War flashbacks. If Vito Mannone can reimburse some fans after a Southampton tonking then Vlaar, Okore, Hutton and Bacuna should be building hospitals. Now go win the FA Cup, you rotters.
Posted 19 May 2015 - 08:41 AM
Is it wrong that I was a little bit relieved when Chris Smalling escaped punishment for pulling Giroud's shirt up to his neck, just so we were spared the Mike Dean crouch and point to the spot? That referees have their best games when they're not noticed is one of the oldest cliches in football, but 'Deano' clearly hasn't heard it.
Posted Today, 03:21 AM
Thank goodness for that. In typical Sunderland fashion, after months and months of nervous anticipation, checking every detail and statistic of games happening elsewhere and praying for the results to go our way, we did just enough to get ourselves across the line with time to spare. The job Advocaat has done in ensuring our safety has been really quite remarkable, now the only bit of anticipation left in our season is whether he will or won't stay. I hope he does, even if it's only for a year. I've had enough of taking chances on supply teachers, this is a job for the headmaster.
Roll on Survival Sunday!
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