February 05, 2003

EPL REPORT WEEK 25: Man Utd close the gap. (more inside)

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 12:56 AM - 10 comments

Sorry I missed last week. Work. Bleh. So, I was thinking, let's do this week a little differently. Let's make this a group report. Everybody bring just one link -- and a little snippet about it -- from the EPL (table, injuries, team of the week, goal of the week, etc.) for this week. It was an idea that was supposed to be carried out over Christmas, while I was away. But only Fat Buddha came through (thanks, mate). I'm interested in seeing what group reporting of a single topic can look like. Smart mobs, or something like that ...

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:02 AM on February 05, 2003

Well, my boys Liverpool cruised to a 3-0 victory over West Ham, with goals from Baros, Gerrard and ... Heskey. It was a remarkable win, following last week's 1-1 draw with Arsenal. The Reds managed to scored more than one goal, and did it without Michael Owen, who only came on as a substitute with just over 10 minutes left, after the third goal was scored.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:08 AM on February 05, 2003

Sunderland score three own goals in 10 minutes. Howard Wilkinson looked so depressed I wanted to give him a hug and tell him it was all going to be alright in the end. Charlton failed to score - Sunderland score four goals and lose 3-1. That's football sometimes. There's a new Ormondroyd too. The Villa have found some form recently, winning away at Middlesborough, and some revenge at home against Blackburn. We might even be top half of the table by next week.

posted by BigCalm at 04:50 AM on February 05, 2003

Nice links, Calmy, esp. the Ormondroyd one. StarFucker should enjoy the Heskey jab. Here's the full table, the team of the week, and it's time to start asking ... ... "Who's for the drop?" Will "newcomers" Birmingham and WBA make a quick return to the First Division? Is Sunderland done for? Will Fulham become the most expensive side in the First? Or will it be West Ham, with possibly the most English internationals in fear of relegation? Can they conjure up a great escape?

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:46 AM on February 05, 2003

The most interesting happenings continue to centre around Leeds and the highly dubious figure of "Publicity Pete". Can't help but find myself highy tickled by it all.

posted by Fat Buddha at 03:13 PM on February 05, 2003

Excellent contributions from the dependable Midlands duo. We need more links. More!

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:22 PM on February 05, 2003

Here's Zola's long-range free-kick goal of the week.

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:27 PM on February 05, 2003

I don't have a lot too add to the excellent links posted so far. At least playing football isn't illegal in England though.

posted by squealy at 06:16 AM on February 06, 2003

Here's another good one from the Guardian: All the EPL's January transfers. Where's everybody else?

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:25 AM on February 06, 2003

Umm... All i got for now is this cool site that has real time scores for games everyday...

posted by StarFucker at 11:47 AM on February 06, 2003

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