Monday, January 15, 2007

Watford wilt

What a great way to get back in form and silence the critics? It was the perfect game to follow our two cup defeats really. Rafa decided to play a 3-4-3 formation which had the "experts" scratching their heads and crying rotation and tinkering before kick off. He was rewarded by three goals from the three strikers and some great attacking play. It must be said that the opposition weren't up to much and posed little threat.

Chelsea next Sat will be an entirely different story. There is some talk that Cech will be back for this match, which would be a real boost for the under fire Jose. Terry should still be out though which is good news but don't rule out a miraculous recovery in time for Sat. They'll also be missing Joe Cole who's out for the season so he won't be able to get his usual deflected goal against us. I fear Drogba as he can give our defenders a hard time given the form he's in. I expect Sami to sit this one out as Drogba can take him apart.

The senior team could do worse than follow the lead of our underage team in the Youth cup who managed to beat Chelsea. It would be a great achievement if they managed to retain the cup after winning it last year. I have to admit that I don't know too much about any of the players but I know that a lot of them are highly thought of within the club.

The news of the takeover talks has come back into the limelight this past weekend due to an interview that Rick Parry gave on BBC fivelive's excellent Sportsweek programme. He said that he expects the DIC deal to go through shortly. I don't think that this means Rafa will be splashing the cash before the end of the transfer window but it bodes well for the future of the club. Hopefully work on the new stadium will begin shortly.

We've signed three youngsters this past week. Leto, a 20 year old winger, has come from Lanus in Argentina but won't join up until the summer. Astrit Ajdarevic, a 16 year old striker, has signed from Flakenburg in Sweeden. Finally Daniele Padelli has signed from Sampdoria. He's 21 and a talented 'keeper. Could be the end of Jerzy if we can find someone to pay his wages or part of them.

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