Is there going to be any decent football to watch for the next 16 days?

The short answer is ‘no’ as our next competitive game is not until April Fools day. April the first is a Monday so even when proper football returns, we’ll have to wait for the whole weekend to pass before seeing the lads play again.

When I say ‘competitive’ match, I notice that a new fixture has appeared on, a friendly on Tuesday March 26th, 3pm kick off. This is part of a mid-season break in Dubai for those not involved in the internationals and the opposition is Al-Nasr Dubai SC. This is not purely an exercise in trying to boost our profile in the Middle East, latching on to a portion of oil money. Oh no.

Al Nasr capture former PSG midfielder Cabaye

How about this weekend? Is there anything interesting in the Prem games. Saturday is a complete wash out with three non-entity fixtures. Let’s hope the rugby is good and England still have something to play for at 5 o’clock.

Sunday sees Liverpool trying to go back to the top of the table at everyone’s favourite ground, Craven Cottage, followed by the chavs at Goodison. Theo always used to score against them, didn’t he?

There appear to be some FA cup games this weekend, too, but hold little appeal for anyone apart from fans of the participating teams. Millwalll fans have been told they’ll get a severe telling off if there’s any homophobic chanting at the Brighton fans. Good luck with that. City and United to go through to add to their fixture congestion? Who cares?

As far as the international fixtures are concerned, attention turns to European Championship qualifying. Yawn.

England play the Czech Republic next Friday at 7.45 and Montenegro away on the Monday evening.

When the Premier League returns, City go to the Cottage (lucky Fulham!), the red mancs are at home to Watford and on the Sunday, the chavs are at Cardiff and spuds go to Anfield. 🙂

Let’s hope all our boys involved in matches for their respective countries return unscathed, so when April does come around we can continue afresh.

The following is a translation from the French website Ouest France and is just an excuse to show another photo of the lovely Ben Arfa. My reaction to seeing photos of him has gone from disgust to barely concealed delight. No idea why.

Hatem Ben Arfa kicked off the second leg last Thursday: “Now we’re favorites and we’ll go to London to win. “Having fun with the behavior of his former coach at PSG, which had deprived him of competition for a year and a half, after doing everything to recruit him:” I saw the same Unai Emery, who was very excited on the bench. I looked at him from time to time, and it made me laugh a little, because he did not change. “

Ben Arfa and Le Wagner on Thursday afternoon



26 Responses to Is there going to be any decent football to watch for the next 16 days?

  1. mickydidit89 says:

    Previous comments page: ha ha ha Chas, I din’t realise you were around either, so was busily doing a post….about ROLFworthy fixtures in March 🙂

  2. chas says:

    Please finish it and I’ll put it up tomorrow!

  3. mickydidit89 says:

    Oh that’s a good idea. Post the same fixtures for Totnum and Chelsea that you have 🙂

  4. mickydidit89 says:

    I imagine Utd will field a weakened side in The FAC, however i’d prefer them to win to add to their fixture pile up, because the closer they get to Wembley, the more they will incorporate their 1st XI’ers

    Love the “good luck with that” line referring to Milwall 🙂

  5. chas says:

    Yours’ll be better and no-one will notice anyway. 😀

  6. mickydidit89 says:

    It isn’t and won’t be because I’ve binned it. I’d only got as far as looking up the fixtures!

    Given your thinking that no-one notices anything, we could do a Mesut/Ramsey poll every single day and call it a people’s vote (they like that sort of thing) 🙂

  7. mickydidit89 says:

    Right, I’ve deployed delaying tactics long enough, I have to go out into the rain and dig holes, oh joy 🙄

  8. chas says:

    What are the holes for?

  9. LBG says:

    Chas and Micky
    No decent football!
    Naples and holes are dangerous.

  10. LBG says:

    The youngest player to score a hat-trick for England is 30 today!

  11. fred1266 says:

    Don’t manu no way close to Wembley still have our FA cup record to protect

  12. Big Raddy says:

    11.26. I remember going to that shop and buying a pair of purple velvet loon pants (oh, the embarrassment)

    The holes are for Blackburn, Lancashire.

  13. fred1266 says:

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  15. Red Arnie says:

    ha ha, Chas. 🙂

    No one noticed, certainly not me, so please Micky. 🙂

    BTW Fred, me thinks Micky is a brave little man from the middle of nowhere. 🙂

    LBG. “Naples and holes are dangerous” 🙂

    38 all from 0-31 behind. what a game! 🙂

  16. Big Raddy says:

    Mrs R talked me into going to see Green Book this evening. Pleased she did.

  17. chas says:

    No need to worry about United and our FA Cup record, Freddie-baby. 🙂

  18. chas says:

    We broke United. Hahahaha.

  19. chas says:

    It was a good job we didn’t play Wolves away this weekend!

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  22. mickydidit89 says:


    Blimey, England 31-0 up, 38-38. Wow

    Don’t think Utd going out is that good news. Would have preferred them to lose in final to City but I get Fred’s point

    I saw Green Book on my own a few weeks ago. Excellent film

  23. mickydidit89 says:

    ha ha, the two vids

  24. chas says:


  25. chas says:

    Bollocks, done it again!

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