Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 9-10 May

Posted by - May 11, 2009 - Conclusions, Lists, Premier League

1. Cristiano Ronaldo is a big baby. OK, that is probably not a startling conclusion but yesterday was special even by his standards. I don’t think Fergie would have taken that from any of his previous stars. We will find out whether he has mellowed.

2. If Arsenal v Chelsea was the losers final, then the Gunners are emphatically the losers’ losers.

3. Fulham must be wishing the season was a bit longer because, despite mathematically having European qualification sewn-up, Aston Villa and Everton seem to be hoping that if they drop enough points they will somehow be excluded from the Europa League.

4. Hull are looking like they are in it up to their necks. A win for Newcastle or a big win for Middlesbrough tonight will see them move into the relegation zone… and they have still got to face Man Yoo on the final day of the season.

5. I presume Gianfranco Zola will be giving David Di Michele extra training in one-on-ones (or least in diving) this week. Arsene Wenger might consider the same sort of treatment for Emmanuel Adebayor. How he avoided a booking, I don’t know.

6. Robert Green can feel aggrieved to have conceded two goals from rebounds of shots that he had already saved, including a Steven Gerrard penalty.

7. I didn’t have the KC Stadium down as the home of the pretty goals this weekend, but Liam Lawrence’s strike for Stoke and Andy Dawson’s free-kick for Hull were among the best.

8. Listening to John Motson, it sounds like Diomansy Kamara has had his name reconstructed at the same time as his knee. Or has he always been Diomanski? Anyway, good to see him back to what he does best: cruelly lulling his club’s supporters into thinking they have a new goalscoring hero.

9. Dean Kiely will become a West Brom legend if the Baggies do manage to stay up. His performance earned them three points against Wigan. It makes you wonder how Scott Carson ever got a sniff of the keeper’s jersey! He is also a bit of a joker.

10. Fergie wants to keep Carlos Tevez. Normally a player wouldn’t be anywhere near the first-team after such an outburst, but the Argentinian played well and grabbed a goal.

  • Alex D

    get off cristiano’s ass, its ridiculous how criticized he is. why dont you focus on drogba’s complaining during the champions league or adebayors diving the other day. those are awful and yet you choose to rag on the guy whos winning. he leads the team and wants to be out there for them so you bash him? ridiculous

  • Rob Parker
  • David Galbraith

    Robert Green? Feeling aggrevied?? Im sorry, but in my opinion Rob Green is a below average player. The saves he made before each goal, he could have easily pushed them wide, instead he put them right into the path of the oncoming opposition player. Very poor player

  • Tom

    David Galbraith

    Robert Green is hardly a “very poor player.”
    If you had a clue, you would know that he has been the most consistent English goalkeeper this season, and in at least the top 5 most consistent in the Prem.

    I don’t usually get riled up by stupid comments like that, but to have such a ridiculous opinion based on one game, against a team that are still in contention for the title, and reached the Champions League quarter final!