At 10/1/11 12:50 PM, Dream-of-Duke wrote:
I thought that Everton could upset Liverpool at home. Apparently, Rodwell's red card was the turning point of the game.
Apparently a controversial one at that- I was listening on the radio and they seemed convinced that he got the ball and then the man, and that the challenge wasn't that severe. No surprise Liverpool eventually won, but they seem to be struggling to break sides down now after a strong start to the season.
Newcastle are a decent side, I can see them having a good season and finishing 6th/7th.
I'd say 8th/9th/10th is more realistic, they really have had an easy run of games so far this season. The top 6 is pretty much certain to be the usual suspects, with only Arsenal in threat, and Villa look a good bet for 7th. Pretty much the rest of the league have a shot at 8th with a run of form and a bit of luck with injuries.
Seriously, why hasn't Ridsdale banned for running football clubs is truly beyond me. The guy ruins everything that he touches.
While I agree that the man is a parasite, he can't take much blame for what happened at Plymouth. The previous owners are the ones that destroyed us, and then that was confirmed by the appalling work of administrator Brendan Guilfoyle and 'preferred bidder' Heaney. We would have been out of this mess at the end of last season if not for those two, and with a new owner in with a shot of the playoffs this year rather than another relegation battle. Ridsdale has done nothing whatsoever to help the situation, and has bled off what money he can, but he is far from the reason we have ended up at the bottom of league 2, rather he is taking advantage of the work of others.
I should also add a thank you for your improved posting habits- I'm pleased that you have taken my concerns on board with such good grace.