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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Fabulous Fabregas Saves Arsenal

Arsenal's smooth reign in the Premier League this season was put to probably its toughest test yesterday. Give it to the Gunners for snatching a draw from the jaws of victory for Manchester United in their 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium.

Premier League's new kid on the block Cesc Fabregas showcased the talent he is being Arsenal's play marker. The 20-year old's skills on the pitch truly betrays his experience. Simply put Cesc is curving a niche of his own and the player of the year award is likely be his for the taking.

After sparkless first half with united one up, Cesc led by example and from infront by levelling only 6 minutes after the breather. And what a superb goal it was from the Spaniard? But not for long before another 'foreign' talent, Cristiano Ronaldo, put the Red ahead with only 9 minutes to go. As they say don't count your chicks before they are hatch. William Galas spoilt United's party by equalizing in extra time making sure that Arsenal remains tops of the League Table.

Over to Stamford Bridge new manager Grant appear to be finding his bearing and crawling out of Mourinho's shadows. After trashing Wigan 2-0, the Blues are back in contention for the Premier League title in position three after United.

Liverpool meanwhile lies seventh after drawing 0-0 with the in-form Blackburn who are fifth. Beni Mcarthy (SA) is in his element as the top scorer for Blackburn. Portsmouth meanwhile appear to have launched a spirited campaign to force themselves into the top four. After humiliating Michael Owen's Newcastle 4-1, Redknap's Kanu and Benjani are rearing to go.

The next few weeks will have the Premier league take a defined shape before getting into the nasty Christmas fixtures where the true contenders will emerge. The season promises fireworks and plenty of surprises.


Vikii said...

I am thinking Cesc is far much better than the once hyped Patrick Viera. He is doing a beautiful job this season. Had he been English, sportinglife would be running a poll of who's better betweeen Fabregas and Pele. ( I have seen two polls compare both Rooney and Beckham with Pele). If the little boy can keep up the tempo, then the sky would definitely be the limit.

Mwalimu, what do you have to say about one Benjani? Toping the score charts when playing for Rovers is no mean feat.

Super Frank Lamps appears to have hit top form once again. I am slowly regaining my love for the bridge. Their manager is one good for nothing son-of-a-biscuit though. No result will ever change that.

Carlo Ancelloti is not doing his job well. Their match against Torino was long and colourless. They need to start talking to the special one NOW.

Taabu said...

Benjani is a gem Vikii. The guy is so calm (even though he goofed last week with the penalty) and only does the talking with his feet. The Zimbabwean is great and only if he can keep his form then his value ad prospects ill definitely skyrocket.

As for Cesc, the boy is FABULOUS. He speed, skill and presence of mind. Well they say Steve Gerrald is probably the world's best middle fielder. But I am not fooled nor excited by the English hype of making the mundane loo superlative.

No wonder they have started grambling about invasion and domination of the EPL by foreigners. But they have no choice neither can they bake their own cake and gobble it. It is the 'foreigners' who bring the spark. Don't get your intelligence insulted with Rooney/Beckham comaprison with Pele. They are different as Mugabe and Brown.

PS: Benjani plays for Portsmouth with Kanu and not Benni Mcarthy's Blackburn Rovers. By the way Mark Hughes (Rover boss is an Ex-MU like R Keane and Steve Bruce).

Vikii said...

Well done Taabu, thanks.

kalamari said...

By the way, did you watch yesterdays Kasarani goal fest between Mathare United and that other team? It was spectacular.

Anonymous said...

But am surprised Arsenal was happy with a draw! They ought to be crying instead of celebrating.

But I would rather have Vieira than Fab in my team at least in the last games of the season. No one has replaced keane and Vieira yet!

Taabu said...

Anon you maybe right on Vierra being tested to have what it takes to sustain PRESSURE. But also give it to Fab, the chap is only 20 and seeing what he does is worth all the praise. Imagine if he improves every year for the 10+? Keane and Vierra were maestros no doubt BUT not the last nor first. They both still cannot match Pele who is a legend but will one day have a replacement. That is the irony of the beautiful game, ama?

Anonymous said...

just how do you compare keane and viera with pele? the former are (was) midfielders while the latter was a striker.

Vikii said...

Anonymous, why then do we have player of the year awards if you cannot compare players playing in different positions?

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