What the hell is happening in the Premiership? Has a rule been secretly passed that states defenders are not allowed to mark? I know tackling has all but been banished from the game, but the space strikers and midfield runners are being afforded is incredible.
Blackburn may have had seven players ruled out (we know how that feels) but the space Berbatov, Nani and Rooney were allowed was insane. The same applies to Arsenal at Villa. With 35 goals scored in just 8 games, it was more like the results from an under 10 league, with nine year old keepers in full size goals!
The results this season have been amazing. 0-0 draws are virtually unheard of. And this all follows a boring World Cup where organised defences largely suffocated creative play.
People say this is a weak Premiership but results in the Champions League suggest otherwise. Teams just seem to be going for it more, trading punches rather than hiding behind raised arms, whilst ducking and diving and playing for a points decision or a late haymaker knock out punch.
We won 3-1 but Wigan missed a penalty and had a perfectly good goal disallowed for offside, so it should have been 3-3. Even more amazing was West Brom's result at Everton. What in God's name is going on? Simple, the game's gone crazy!