November 10, 2008
It is the 10th of November and the basic notions coming from the press are that Liverpool are genuine title challengers and Arsenal's season is finished ... but it is the 10th of November. The vast majority of media coverage of the Premier League originates from the broadcasters and newspapers of the United Kingdom, in particular the BBC, so why are we hearing such absurd things so early on?
Simple. The press is full of ex-Liverpool players and fans who hanker back to the glory days of the 70s and 80s. Arsenal will never get the credit they deserve because they will never be forgiven for that last minute Michael Thomas winner and if Liverpool haven't completely ballsed up going for the title by week 10 then they are cast iron certainties to finally bag the trophy. All of this is, of course, complete rubbish.