Date: 1st December 2014 at 6:37am
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Three consecutive wins inside 8 days and we are all feeling upbeat…

Well, I must say we haven’t started the season well post World Cup but then again we didn’t last season either. Admittedly the goal ratio was better than it is now, however, uncannily enough we are now points-wise exactly where we were at this stage last season!

Even though Chelsea have remained unbeaten surely they have to slip up somewhere along the line, just look at Arsenal and Liverpool…oops slip of the tongue there Stevie G. As Manuel Pellegrini maintains, there is still a long way to go.

Seriously though, we have already lost twice in the Premier League and been knocked out of the League Cup and must maintain the gathering momentum we have now. In Europe, the stunning Bayern Munich win showed that despite keep getting pitted against the same teams in the Champions League eventually we will learn their weaknesses as well as strengths and will eventually smash the likes of the German rags one day.

This season I sit watching the Premier League matches frustrated. One game we are off form and the next we are firing and I will say it again and will keep on saying it…games are won in midfield as we saw at Southampton with a robust TourĂ©-Fernandinho axis. Last season proved it without a shadow of a doubt. It’s a sure fire thing you need an excellent striker(s) but without a solid midfield to keep the ball and press when out of possession we are stuffed and I guarantee every time I watch Bayern whether it be against City or some other team their midfield is rammed, not many teams stand a chance against them with that relentless tempo they sustain. Even with ten men.

Moving on, it seems the hacks have again gotten themselves into a little frenzy claiming Pellegrini’s job is on the line as he has not fired us to European/ Title glory already…an old saying bodes well here, ‘Rome WAS NOT built in a day’…

Looking at the Premier League table as it stands right now, even if City put in a massive surge of excellent performances we are going to need Chelsea to hit a blip so to speak, have a bad day at the office here and there as we saw against our imminent bogey side Sunderland.

Our look alike ‘Obama’ midfielder, Fernando, seems pretty confident Chelsea will ‘hit the wall’ and lose points and endure pretty much the same run of bad luck we seemed to have had. We shall see. I do hope he is right. All the teams will fluctuate and we laid down a marker at Southampton where we hadn’t won in ten years. Now we have a Wearside ghost to exorcise! What a delight it was to see three fine team goals yesterday. The rest of the side are shaping up to help the brilliant Kun Aguero out!

 
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