Well, what a weekend of glorious football, eh? We've had all the hype and now we approach the biggest game in the world. That's the one, 'The Battle for Second', as the Rags own website told their 6 million fans. Or the North West Derby, that great one that Taggart purred to the 2 clubs global fanbase, building it up for Sky's armchair fans before going on to pummel them put of sight. Oh what Derby's they were!
For me though, I prefer to think of them as the 'Also Rans', or, for some, 'The 'Istreee Derby', as for quite a while these haven't been able to truly challenge for a PL title. Even with a hand-up from the PL, none of them have really come close, the best being when the Dippers win it in April, only to be usurped the following month.
After the 'Worlds Biggest Game' nothing else matters and looking at the match-ups I can't seem to build any sort of interest. Maybe the Chelsea or Spurs game, how about you?
Sat 10 Mar
Rags v Dippers 1230 hrs
Everton v Brighton
Huddersfield v Swansea
Newcastle v Southampton
Brom v Leicester
West Ham v Burnley
Chelsea v Palace 1730 hrs
Sun 11 Mar
Arsenal v Watford 1330 hrs
Bournemouth v Tottenham 1600 hrs
Mon 12 Mar
Stoke v Manchester City 2000 hrs
In the words of my Old Man, "Life will never be the same without Man City, so get it in while you can".
The Future's Bright, The Future's Blue!!!