I took a day off to clean up around the house and pack. Took a break to watch Swansea City poach three points off Arsenal. It wasn’t the most exciting ninety minutes of sport, but it was an effective display of bend-not-break defending. Always good to see a top-four club get their noses tweaked.
And the soap opera near the drop zone of the Premier League–what’s up with that? In American sport, bottom dwellers maneuver for a top draft pick from college ranks. In Britain, they open the drain to let the bottom three drop. Watching Newcastle unravel these past few weeks is sort of like watching a disaster in slow motion. I was wondering if they were going to be one of the sides to get relegated.
And what if a team gets relegated, but the next league down doesn’t want them? Far more interesting than watching the NFL-NCAA meat market.
Go Swans. 6th place has a nice ring to it.
Three months of off-season coming up. Time to catch up on soccer stateside.