Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hull-O, everybody

Look at this:

It's incredible, isn't it? It's tough, because I'd like to stay away from the Arsenal stuff. That's Colin's bailiwick, and besides, I didn't even see the match Saturday. But this Arsenal 1 - Hull 2 thing has legs. Long, scrappy legs that pulled off the stunner of the season. Can't imagine it'll be topped.

And, obviously, in the interest of full disclosure, of the teams that can at least plausibly claim to be making a serious title run, Arsenal is a threat to Liverpool's hopes. It appears everyone might be chasing Chelsea, but still, after Everton 0 - Liverpool 2 in the 208th Merseyside derby, I'm continunig to hang on into October to a Liverpool side sitting second in the table only on goal differential.

Just lots and lots to think about now. The scrappers are scrapping significant points, and Spurs and Newcastle appear to be circling the drain in an historic race to see two of the bigger clubs get relegated. It's been a great start to the season.

Lastly, it was nice to meet up with Peter Wilt on Saturday and Bruce McGuire of du Nord for the early stages of the soccer bloggers' meet-up at Highbury to watch the matches. Fellas, sorry I ran out to golf on the last great summer-like day of 2008, especially after seeing the result of the Arsenal-Hull match. Wish I could have managed a way to stay and do both.

1 comment:

peter said...

the great soccer blogger meet up was a success. The two mega clubs, Fulham and Arsenal, can now both lay claim to falling short against the mighty Giant killing Hullsters.