Monday, 12 January 2009

Dive Or No Dive?

You be the judge:

Actually, no, I'll be the judge. What a disgraceful piece of play-acting from Gorka Brit!

Had Pato stayed on the pitch, who knows what the outcome might have been?

Still, we know what it was: 2-0 to Numancia, and that's a third straight defeat for us.

Nonetheless the first half of the season has drawn to a close with us fully six points clear of the dropzone. I for one would have accepted that if offered it at the start of the season.

As for the B team, they're in an even worse state: four consecutive losses has put them down to 15th.

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Transfer Redux

In: None
Out: None

We have, however, been linked with Artur Boruc of Celtic. The Polish international is apparently subject to interest in a nine million euro (!!!) bid.

Atletico Madrid's apparent chasing of the Celt is perhaps a bit more realistic, particularly as the fate of Oscar Ustari is far from certain.

Defeat Redux

As if getting thrashed by Osasuna wasn't enough, a Sergio penalty late on gave Deportivo a 2-1 win over Team Win at the weekend at the Coliseum.

Nonetheless a positive result against Numancia on Sunday will see us end the first half of the season in the top half, which is fine.