Regular readers of The Clock End will notice things are a little different around here. I recently revamped the design of the blog, and I hope you like it as much as I do.
Additionally, this post is the first of a Monday morning series, recapping what the previous week had to offer, and looking forward to what the next week brings. A weekly roundup of sorts.
Saturday was a pretty good day. Arsenal put four great goals past Everton, and booked a place at Wembley for the FA Cup Semi-finals in the process.
Sunday wasn’t bad either. Wigan Athletic somehow secured a 2-1 victory at the Etihad, leaving Arsenal to be the only “big team” in the mix. The Gunners will take on Wigan at Wembley in April, with Hull and Sheffield Utd making up the other Semi-final. Dare we dream?
Maybe, but not today. Because before we can even think about Wembley, we first have to deal with a trip to the Allianz Arena on Tuesday, followed by a drive down to White Hart Lane on Sunday. Neither fixture will be easy.
Bayern have just churned out a 6-1 thrashing of Wolfsburg, flexing their huge, Hulk-like Footballing muscles.
Bayern have just churned out a 6-1 thrashing of Wolfsburg, flexing their huge, Hulk-like Footballing muscles. Their strike force is just relentless, and a lot of factors will need to swing our way if we are to overturn the two goal deficit.
Spurs on the other hand, are licking their wounds after Chelsea turned them over at Stamford Bridge. Tim Sherwood pretty much had a nervous breakdown in his post-match interview, and so you might be under the impression that now would be a good time to play the poor little Spuds.
Although, it’s not uncommon for Spurs to morph into world-beaters when they play us, so I’m keeping my feet on the ground with this one.
Anything less than a win at White Hart Lane could put our titles hopes to bed.
Aaron Ramsey and Kim Kallstrom are said to be fit enough to be in the squad for the Derby, which is a pretty big boost considering the injury to Jack Wilshere.
Koscielny, who missed the Everton match on Saturday, should also be fit for the trip to Munich.
One thing is for sure though - this week marks the beginning of a difficult period of fixtures, and anything less than a win at White Hart Lane this Sunday could put our titles chances to bed.
No pressure then lads.