November 05, 2006

Shocker Sunday!: London derbies end in upsets. Hammers nail Arsenal 1-0, and lead to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger almost coming to fisticuffs with West Ham manager Alan Pardew. Meanwhile, Spurs slice champions Chelsea 2-1 (where's my oxygen!) and England captain Terry gets sent off in the process. Revelry inside.

posted by worldcup2002 to navel gazing at 12:13 PM - 14 comments

What a week for Sir Alex and ManU, who are now three points clear at the top. And did you see how Lennon totally schooled Cole with that takedown and cutback (from Keane's brilliant approach play) and then calmly guide the finish into goal? Class. Lots of fantasy team reshuffles with Terry's sending-off, eh?

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:18 PM on November 05, 2006

That Lennon move was jaw-dropping, and Terry... well, he did get an assist, so he wasn't a total write-off, but yeah, I'm not moving up the table this week neither.

posted by chicobangs at 12:43 PM on November 05, 2006

So, Sheffield United and Watford win, Arsenal and Chelsea lose and now Miami beat Chicago. Is this the end of times?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 03:34 PM on November 05, 2006

Frankly, I just hope it means the Dems sweep the elections on Tuesday. It'd be a fitting finale.

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:21 PM on November 05, 2006

I haven't even looked at my team yet. I think I might be in for a week of about 25 pts. I don't think any of my guys did anything this week. But I guess I'll have to check it out since the gameweek is done and an update is due.

posted by gspm at 11:19 AM on November 06, 2006

When someone in the last three tops the week, you know something is up.

posted by YukonGold at 12:03 PM on November 06, 2006

I think Terry will probably serve his suspension in Chelski's Carling Cup game against Villa tomorrow night so no need to panic. Terrible FFL week for me. Let's not bother with an update this week.

posted by squealy at 02:52 PM on November 06, 2006

Has anyone figured out why Terry got that second yellow yet?

posted by afx237vi at 04:57 PM on November 06, 2006

Terrible FFL week for me. No kidding. You're lower than yerfatma and I for the week. I can't imagine how that feels. Maybe if I use my wildcard I'll find better success. My team is falling apart at the seams.

posted by YukonGold at 05:37 PM on November 06, 2006

Yeah, squealy, I hope you weren't expecting a lot of sympathy.

posted by chicobangs at 06:02 PM on November 06, 2006

I think I might be in for a week of about 25 pts I'll take it! I had 6 players out of action and 3 more scoring a whopping point each. Soon enough I'll be lapping the field in reverse.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 06:37 PM on November 06, 2006

Supposedly Terry took down Chimbonda in the box on the free kick, or else he said something to Poll in the aftermath. Poll seemed a bit too free with the cards for my money, and you all know I'm no Chelsea fan. Lennon was sweet and the difference in his play after switching wings shows he really may be the next right winger for the English team. And people, let's not forget the resurgent Liverpool FC! Brace from Kuyt on Saturday to follow the midweek grape stomping and replastering the Villa last weekend. Sunday will be a major test but Gunners are a little off form in the last few weeks so I give us a shot a taking at least a point on their new turf. Booya!

posted by billsaysthis at 09:12 PM on November 06, 2006

If West Ham can beat the Arsenal, then Liverpool, on current form, can dismantle the Gooners. They beat Reading handily without Sissoko or Garcia, and seem to have settled on a solid back four that can provide overlapping support on the wings. And Gerrard appeared to revel in a marauding position playing across the back of the strikers.

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:45 PM on November 06, 2006

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