October 26, 2010
The Rooney saga it seems rumbles on. While the imminent departure of the England striker from United has been negated by the new five year contract, the backlash is starting to ramp up. Rooney's trip to Dubai is apparently, according to the tabloid media, an affront to the average working bloke in the street. Curious the way the country builds up their "heroes" only to take delight in tearing them down. I resisted commenting on Rooney at the height of the speculation for one simple reason. Rooney to City never made sense, yet it would seem almost disingenuous to suggest that City could not use a quality talent, regardless of his more recent form.
October 25, 2010
Oh dear. Ten man City fell to a rampant eleven man Arsenal after a fairly brutal performance by referee Mark Clattenburg. The decision to send off Dedryck Boyata for a foul on Marouane Chamakh in the fourth minute changed the nature of the contest. The talking heads, the media and even the match report on Soccernet all talk about how Boyata was sent off for being the last man. And they are all wrong.