Come on Red Men!!!

What an excellent week of footy that was (for Liverpool fan's anyway!).
United seem to be cracking under the pressure, however two 'shock' results for them doesn't mean anything and the title is still theirs to lose. They are a team that usually play well under pressure and despite their performances in the last two games, I wouldn't want to be Aston Villa next weekend for their trip to Old Trafford. Chelsea's slip-up against Spurs effectively ends their title bid unless something disastrous happens with the top two.

I was at Anfield for the match yesterday and the atmosphere in the Kop was great. Despite the scoreline Liverpool didn't look all that good and gave the ball away cheaply far too often. That said Villa were poor and never really threatened. They have a lot of height up front but they just weren't getting the delivery and Gareth Barry was ineffective. The sending off of Brad Friedle was a little harsh though and he'll now miss the game against United which isn't good for us.

13 Goals in 3 games and we are riding high and have a good platform from which to round off the season. If someone offered me the position we are in now at the start of the season I probably would have taken it, however having to depend on another team dropping points means we could be chasing shadows - especially when that other team is Manchester United. I just hope their hunt for multiple trophies weakens them sufficiently in the league! Although they are bitter rivals, I can't help but have respect for the way they play their football.

On the Poker front, Myself, Rick and Phil Gilby and Baz Mackenzie travelled to Chorley for the £100 Blackpool G F/O sat. Had a good laugh and Barry and I actually managed to bag ourselves the seats (third time lucky). Didn't think Baz was gonna make it! When we got 3 handed he only had about 7k of the 80k in play. He got in a few battles and managed to double up early on. I had the chip lead so stayed quiet just doing the odd maintenance steal to stay afloat. It was just a matter of time before either Baz or Macacacan were eliminated and it ended up with Baz's poket jacks holding against Dave's A8.

Good banter and excellent hot pot - looking forward to the next one! I will be playing my seat at the end of April as I can't make the March £100 f/o.

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