Monday, January 14, 2008


Super underachievers Newcastle's coach was sacked again and later severely beaten by Manchester United. Sam Allardyce exit saw Harry Redknapp being linked but later he turned it down. Graeme Souness admits he would return if given a chance. Cristino Ronaldo was the hattrick hero which demolished Newcastle United 6-0. The result also saw them climbing up to the top of the table as Arsenal drew with a better goal margin difference.

Next, we look at AC Milan not because of the return of Ronaldo but the debut of Pato. They won for the first time in their own stadium since the season started. The 5-2 victory against Napoli saw Ronaldo scoring twice and Pato scoring his debut goal. Pato impressed the football world with his great display eventhough he did not get two goals as he predicted earlier. All eyes will be on him to see how he will perform for the remaining of the season. As for Ronaldo, all the best of luck for not getting injured again.

Finally, Nicolas Anelka debuted for Chelsea but was denied a debut goal by the woodwork in the final minute in a 2-0 win over Tottenham. It would be interesting to see how the offensive formation will be like when Drogba and Kalou return from the African Nations' Cup. It turns out even more interesting after Drogba insisted that he remains the star even after Anelka's transfer.

"I am not arrogant, but I do believe I am a big star for Chelsea," he told the News of the World.

"When I return, I will be going at it 200 per cent because I want to win some titles this season."

"I am not worried by reinforcements in the Chelsea attack. Anelka arriving is no problem for me. It will only make the team more competent."

"I've played alongside lots of other strikers at the club, and we could do the same," he added.


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