I mentioned to my wife today’s game marked the end of the first half of the Premier League: 190 games down, 190 to go. She asked, what will you do when it’s over? Go to school, I guess. Like last summer.
Swansea City was on tv for the game, and I was looking forward to it. Unfortunately, it wasn’t pretty from start to finish for them, with few exceptions. Commenter David says I should be pleased with the Swans so far this season. Today’s loss drops them under Liverpool and into ninth place. Some will note Liverpool’s four goals and a reversion to an offensive output they enjoyed frequently last season. Yet I noticed a particularly poor game from Jonjo Shelvey (after his manager called him out publicly for laziness). Own goal, bookable offense, and a mixture of good passes and misses. Liverpool seemed to quench any development of threat–for the most part. Too many mistakes, says manager Garry Monk, on the result.
Not much time to dwell on the past for English footballers–another raft of matches comes up on New Year’s Day.