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

Midfield swamps, early kick-offs and chewing gum routines

There are a lot of very interesting and equally important matches to get through this weekend so let’s cut straight to the chase and head for Eastlands where title pretenders Manchester City host Champions Chelsea in what will be Carlo Ancelotti’s first stern test of the season. Many will be hoping for a thrilling game … Continue reading

Welcome to Pickles the World Cup blog (it’s not about the World Cup)

Welcome! You’ve made it to my blog, the joys of social networking eh? You’ll have to excuse a few teething problems with layouts etc, but I never really learned about htmls so it’s just best you focus on the content. Enjoy, and please comment. Pickles

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