Yesterday, the football season kicked off, with the traditioinal curtain raiser that is the Community/Charity Shield. Arsenal won it convincingly, defeating Manchester United 3-1. The United team looked out of their depth and they crashed to defeat......but then again, they may have one eye on the champions league qualifier this week, and we should see a proper 'full strength' squad by then, considering a few high profile players are injured. But if what we saw yesterday is anything to go by, I think Manchester United is going to struggle to stay in the top 3 this season. However, Arsenal should not go about celebrating just yet, in the last ten years, only one team has gone on to win the league after winning the charity shield. (Manchester United in 1996)
Liverpool's competitive season starts on Tuesday, with a Champions League qualifier. However, there is worrying news that Danny Murphy is going to be sold to Totenham, as the club confirmed yesterday that they have accepted a Â£3million bid for our mercurial midfielder. Liverpool without Murphy? Every Liverpool fan knows about Murphy's law, we have never lost a match in which he has scored, and most of our victories over the old enemy, Manchester United have come via Murphy's law. So can't we just keep him? As a good luck charm?