As with everything blog-related, you can find this week's post at our new home over at
www.NeverManageAlone.com (a part of SBNation.com). Â We hope you'll join us there.
http://www.nevermanagealone.com/2011/10/12/2485570/the-week-ahead-part-1-the-schedule Cheers - Neal
With Emmanuel Adebayor struggling with a hamstring injury after the Arsenal match, and seeing his
price coming back down to cost, I'm playing with a new line-up for next week. Franco Di Santo has
been hit or miss this season, but hosting a struggling Bolton side he could find himself in the
So this rumour has made it from Twitter to the larger web.English eyes on US starlet | Sky Sports |
Football | Transfer Centre | Speculation:Skysports.com understands a host of Premier League clubs
are tracking American hot-shot Brek Shea.The FC Dallas ace is regarded as one of the best young
talents in America and is already an established member of Jurgen Klinsmann's USA side.
Perhaps because it is an international week. Perhaps it is because reporters are tired of writing
about Arsenal's demise on the pitch. Â Perhaps they are tired of digging into the books and trying
to figure out how many years it will be until the long-term, and now out-dated, deals made to pay
for the new stadium will be keeping Arsenal's football revenues from growing at the same pace as
It's international week, but that doesn't mean we're not already looking ahead to the next gameweek
in ten days time. Here's my team, assembled over the course of last weekend. There are injuries
here, and some questions. Look for changes, and the (surely faulty) reasoning to come.
This column is getting long enough in its own right so I'm not going to write much of a preamble
this time around. Â Before we get to it though, I'm going to solicit feedback on two aspects of the
column. Â I've added what I'm thinking will be regular fixtures under #1 and #2 . Â I have been
mixing fantasy and reality comments in this column thus far this season.
BBC Sport - Arsenal financial future secure - Ivan Gazidis: So, even in a "down" year that happened
during a down economy, Arsenal are extremely profitable. Here is the big question that their
numbers should be stirring up as everyone focuses their time talking about the transfer dollars in
and out: What has the impact of the transfers in and out on the "rising wage bill" been?
No big intro today, other than to highlight the fact that Rooney and Chicharito being back probably
has us all scrambling to figure out how to align our teams to get as many United players as
possible into our line-ups against Norwich. Man United vs. Norwich Rooney, Chicharito and Evans are
back and should all start.
I have to admit that my first experiences watching a Roberto Mancini-coached team was a good one. Â
It was in a pre-scandal Italy (at least the recent one). Â Inter Milan were still a plucky 3rd or
4th best team fighting to keep up with Milan and Juve. Â The thing that I remember enjoying about
them is that you could see just about anything from them on any given weekend.
American midfielder Stuart Holden to miss another six months with knee injury - Soccer Insider -
The Washington Post: It is rare that I get to link the blog of my favorite writer on US Soccer as
there aren't many cross-over topics between his blog (mostly focused on the USMNT and MLS) and our
Premier League and Premier League Fantasy blog.
Good to see Olaf Mellberg again, it's been a while. Â In case you hadn't guessed, I am watching
Arsenal vs. Olympiokos on DVR as I write this column. Â I figured I'd better watch because I need
to catch up on all the midweek excitement that I started missing out on yesterday while I was on
the road for work.
I have three different options for you to choose from this week. Â Please vote in the comments
below. First there is the real Barn Door team, the one I came out of the weekend with: I was
nervous about going all in on the North London derby, but surely there are goals there. Â Then came
the news about Tevez and Dzeko, and all of a sudden Balotelli (God help us all) looks like a great