With Manchester United losing out to Zenit St. Petersberg in the little-seen UEFA Super Cup on Friday night, the stage was set for the two big boys with 100% records,
Arsenal however finally got going for the year, brushing aside a
The three newly-promoted teams had somewhat mixed results this weekend. West Brom earned their first point of the season in a plucky display at Bolton that ended goalless, while a battling 10-man Stoke side looked set to get a valuable point away at the
Game of the Week – Hull vs Wigan
A consummate show of intent by Steve Bruce’s men here, and on the back of their opening three games, I think
Player of the Week – David James
The man once-called Calamity put in another great shift for his side and earned yet another clean sheet for his impressive resume. Pompey on the whole were pretty great generally, but a couple of big saves at crucial moments from DJ kept them on the front foot.
In a weekend which saw quite a few deft chips, this stood out head and shoulders above the rest, recalling Philip Albert and even the great Eric Cantona. Not bad for a prematurely-ejaculating dwarf.
Nearest Lampard Came to Contributing…er…of the Week
Super Frank wasn’t his usual dominating self for once this weekend, struggling to find his feet in a packed midfield at
Comeback of the Week – Shaun Wright-Phillips
So he only played an hour but still managed to bag two goals. What does that tell you Shauny? Never should’ve sold out and gone to
So three weeks down and already we have an international break for a couple of weeks. No team has managed a 100% record, and no-one has flopped out with zero points, but there are still a couple of sides languishing without a win. Out of the newly promoted teams it’s looking like, against all the odds apparently, Stoke City might be the best equipped to deal with the mammoth step-up to the top flight, while at the business end of the table, the big boys are already staking their claim for superiority.
Was Alfonso Alves’ cracking free-kick better than little Defoe’s flukey chip? Did David James just get lucky ten times against Everton? Do you just fundamentally think we’re a rubbish website? Well tell us! Stamp your opinions, and also nominations for Team of the Week, in the comments box below…