Alonso Double Silences Tottenham
After the Burnley debacle, normal service has resumed, with the champions enjoying a routine win against their Wembley punch bags of Tottensham Hotspur. This isn't to suggest that the manner of victory was a stroll in the park. Chelsea certainly deserve credit for seemingly overcoming the odds, winning when their squad was partially depleted and they were written off. Maybe the doom merchants who have been predicting a repeat of the meltdown of 2015 are very wide of the target. Chelsea's characteristic resilience and team spirit was out there in abundance. However, for all the praise for this most welcome of wins, I have concerns about the team.
Carry On Up The Douro Part 1
August 2017, and it was a one-off, a very expensive luxury trip to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. It took a determined saving-up campaign, a big dip into some ISAs and there wasn’t much change from five grand but without wishing this to be a marketing piece for Viking River Cruises, it was worth every penny. We wanted a river cruise and we wanted warm sun so we chose the River Douro trip in Portugal starting with a couple of nights in Lisbon. We felt like a bit of luxury and self-indulgence, a bit of serious 5-star pampering and we got tons of it.
Prediction League Game 3 - Albion Rovers 1 Vs. 2 Airdrie
Airdrie fans would have been forgiven to think Albion Rovers were going to win yesterday and that was shown in the prediction leagues selections yesterday, but something changed yesterday some trialists were brought in some loan players were given a game and Adam Brown got booked for making a tackle. Are things on the up or does the departure of Willie Aitchison add to the turmoil?
Burnley 0 West Bromwich Albion 1
Hal Robson-Kanu scored and was then sent off as the Clarets were once again unable to find a way past West Bromwich Albion.The Baggies have never lost a Premier League game at Turf Moor.
Old Encounters: Wolves V Cardiff City
Lets take a trip back in time to see some of the old encounters between Wolves and Cardiff City went.
Next Up: Eastleigh (A)
A look ahead to Rovers' long distance away trip on Saturday as they travel to face Eastleigh at the Silverlake Stadium....
Match Thread: Wolves V Cardiff City (Home, 19/08/2017)
It's an early top of the table clash as second place Wolves take on first place Cardiff City at Molineux. Both sides have won all four games so far this season with Cardiff yet to concead a goal in the league.
Prediction League Game 3 - Albion Rovers Vs. Airdrie
Airdrie make our shortest away day journey tomorrow when we head to Clifton Hill to take on Albion Rovers, with a team very much in flux. We’ve lost the top goal scorer, sold to Dunfermline, we’ve lost and found our regular goal keeper, brought in two players from Motherwell on loan, found a defender from Hamilton and football has lost a Murray Loudon…..confused me too!
Payne Departs Oakwell
Striker Stefan Payne has left Barnsley to join Shrewsbury on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.
Match Highlights: Hull City V Wolves (Away, 15/08/2017)
You have to go back to the 1969/70 season for the last time Wolves won the opening four games of a league season. Back then we beat Stoke (3-1) and Southampton (2-1) at Molinuex before Away wins at Sheff Wed and Southampton which both ended 3-2. Man Unt stopped the run when they came to Molinuex and held us to a 0-0 draw. Another draw and a first defeat followed before a 1-0 win over Spurs in the League Cup ended that three match winless run. However we had to wait until 11th October for our next League win which came again against Spurs and again it was 1-0.