Saturday, 21 January 2012

Super cider Sunday

Here we are....
about to embark on a "clash of the titans" weekend, a weekend with immense title ramifications hanging on it, a weekend of the kind that Sky really likes to get into a lather about, throwing superlatives around the place like SUPER-confetti, despite the fact it is still only January. As my old mate Dave would say, it is a "Super Cider Sunday"  (which works much better in the spoken form, than it does in the written word, sadly).
[side note: Dave sits across from me at work, and as I write a couple of notes (basically the title) for this - it is lunchtime - he has just polished off two large Greggs baguettes and is tucking in to the first of two jumbo sausage rolls, merely hours after a McDonalds breakfast - the man is a titan, and a heart attack waiting to happen ]

not cider
Notwithstanding the excitement that QPR-v-Wigan is going to offer this weekend, the hyperbole surrounding "super cider sunday" is probably justified at the moment - the idea of North London-v-Manchester to keep fans separate and balance out the fixture list has given us a boon this season. Sixteen goals between the two games at the beginning of the season - half that number would be just as appreciated in this round of matches - and who would bet against that happening, what with the current form of the four teams involved...intriguing.

Having disparaged the game between QPR-v-Wigan in that last paragraph - that match could actually be just as intriguing - Joey Barton's assertion through twitter that QPR are now finally organised is a bitter moan at the man who took him to Loftus Road, Neil Warnock. Whereas Wigan look like a team in desparate trouble from one week to the next - but are still only two points behind 17th place. So can "Sparky" rally his new troops?

Elsewhere, for those with differing tastes to cider, fallen giants West (we won the world cup) Ham take on Nottingham (we won the european cup twice, don't call us Notts) Forest in a virtually top-v-bottom clash in the championship that looks like a doozy of a game; Wycombe and Rochdale lock horns in a relagation clash in League One - and let's all not forget to check on reprieved-for-a-short-time Darlington in the conference  - hope they get a good attendance for their match against Fleetwood, with their patched up team:

Darlington-v-Fleetwood team news


enjoy the weekend - whether cider is your tipple, or not...

twig

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