Sultry Barca and Sulky Totti; the Weekend Review (part two)

So it turns out that a bit of a lacklustre midweek performance really doesn’t mean anything, then. After struggling against Sporting Gijon without Lionel Messi on Wednesday night it looked as though Barcelona would have an uphill struggle against Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames, but not a bit of it. Pep Guardiola’s side were … Continue reading

Predictable upsets; the Weekend Review (part one)

The Premier League has officially gone mad! At least that’s what the pundits will have you believe in light of defeats for Arsenal and Chelsea while Manchester United could only draw at Bolton. Indeed, Michael Owen’s equaliser at the Reebok was the only thing that ensured that the modern big three didn’t all lose in … Continue reading

Cobblers topple Wobblers, Real bore everyone and Old Lady beaten at home

A long but interesting week in European football, defined largely by how badly its biggest teams performed, gives PTWCB a lot to get through this Friday morning, and where better to start than a sodden and downtrodden Anfield where Woy’s Wobblers were knocked out of the League Cup by League 2 side Northampton. There was … Continue reading