Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 9-10 April

Posted by - April 11, 2011 - Conclusions, Lists, Premier League

1. Sir Alex Ferguson can be thankful for his touchline ban. Listening to the Grand National would have looked even more unprofessional in the dugout.

2. Referee Lee Mason has no sense of humour. Why would you let a Blackpool goal stand when you have the chance to send-off Jens Lehmann on his Premier League return?

3. Peter Crouch ended the week by showing that at least he’s usually first to the ball when he goes for it with his head.

4. Poor Phil Neville. He scored his first goal in three years with a screamer from the edge of the box and it wasn’t even the best goal of the game.

5. Neville will also presumably be picking up a two-match ban after saying “sod it” to the Match of the Day camera.

6. Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer is sure to have finally sealed his move to Arsenal after going AWOL for Manchester United’s second goal.

7. Sunderland have finally found someone to replace the goalscoring prowess of Darren Bent: Nicky Shorey.

8. Joey Barton is probably not the best English midfielder in the country.

9. Fernando Torres probably will score a goal for Chelsea at some point, but you just can’t see it happening at the moment.

10. Tottenham fans must be very slappable. Both Ricardo Fuller and Vedran Corluka fancied a go.

  • Andy

    Interesting situation at Blackpool. Looked exactly the same as Lehmann in the CL Final, but the referee made the opposite decision. I dont know what the numbers say, but I would think that 2-0 down against 10men with a penalty (and Arsenal likely fielding an outfield player in net) is much more likely to gain them a point than 2-1 down with 11vs11.

    Do the rules not allow the ref to consult Ollie?

  • Andy

    Funny how Blackpool also got screwed by the offside rule. If RvP is offside as Walcott is played in then its fair enough for him to be bypassed, but if he keeps up with play to create a 2-on-1 then he clearly wasnt “passive” because its an easy goal unless his marker can make up that 5 yard headstart in a sprint.