I’m certainly not an intellectual; the last book I read in its entirety was ‘Little Women’, I found it short and dull. I do try to keep abreast of developments in the world of science though, and an article on ‘chaos theory’ recently caught my attention.
Apparently, if a butterfly flaps its wings, the ripple effect can trigger a hurricane on the other side of the world. What will happen if Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney challenge for a header on Sunday? If they land simultaneously, the England cricket team could be in grave danger.
While that may be a bone of contention amongst the nerds; all mathematicians agree that Man U are worthy favourites to extend their lead over Chelsea at Old Trafford. I suggest a punt on United at a novel 13/8.
Here’s a phrase you don’t see every day; you’ve got to fancy Wayne Rooney. At odds of 13/2 to net the opener, he’s the big player for the big occasion.
I was quite taken aback when a reporter asked for my Toto Sgp opinion on Les Reed, I said it’s enjoyable, but I prefer to watch it on DVD. I fancy Everton to leave the Valley with three points at an excitable 13/8.
Andy Johnson is not a winger; his favoured position is undoubtedly sprawled in the penalty area after minimal contact. I’m falling over myself to back AJ to open the scoring at 11/2.
David James was up to his old tricks last week; he flapped at a cross like a cornered vampire. Pompey have already lost 3-0 at St James’ Park in the Carling Cup this season; another calamity awaits at 13/10.
Liverpool and Manchester City share a trait with female drivers, they’re all useless on the road. The Pool are the weekend banker at 4/9.
A couple of Reading players have received death threats in the post, I should learn to spend my time more productively. Fulham can dethrone the Royals at a red-blooded 6/5.
Incredibly, there hasn’t been a goal scored in the first 40 minutes of any match played at the Cottage this season. Trend followers will be on HT draw, FT Fulham at 9/2; ‘law of averages’ supporters will be on HT Fulham, FT Fulham at 11/4 and Americans will be at Burger King questioning why they voted for Bush.
It’s not been a good week for Paddy Kenny. A night out took a turn for the worse when Kenny’s pal quipped that he’d been stirring Paddy’s porridge. An ensuing ruck led to the Sheffield United goalkeeper losing an eyebrow. Unlike Paddy, I can raise both eyebrows at the generous 5/6 on offer for a West Ham win.
I’m embarrassed to say that I was once injured while eating a doner kebab. I blame the parents; if you can’t spell ‘Donna’ correctly, you shouldn’t be bringing up kids. Spurs should be backed at a spicy 10/11 to see off Wigan.
Paddy and I are not alone in receiving ‘unfortunate’ injuries. Dave Beasant was once ko’d by a bottle of salad cream, Kevin Kyle scolded his testicles with boiling water and Freddie Ljungberg was recently sidelined by a piece of cheese. Freddie’s now back to full fitness, he can ensure that Arsenal leave the Reebok with a point at 23/10.
The last time Villa faced Middlesbrough, Lee Cattermole was in tears as the Villa cruised to a 4-0 win. If you miss out on the Villa at a colossal 5/6, you’ll be crying like Robbie Savage when he lost a caravan in the great tornado of 2005; possibly caused by Shane Warne celebrating a wicket in Perth.
This week’s accer bites the eyebrow of uncertainty and pats the bald head of chaos. Aston Villa, Liverpool, West Ham, Newcastle and Tottenham are the irrefutable selections, the payout is an unyielding 18/1.
Brazilian Eduardo Shines in Croatia
Eduardo da Silva marca 32 goles en cuatro meses
El delantero más en forma en la actualidad europea podría ser el brasileno naturalizado croata del Dinamo Zagreb, Eduardo da Silva. En algo más de cuatro meses de la presente temporada, el ariete de 23 anos cumplidos en febrero ha marcado nada menos de 32 goles en 29 partidos disputados, todos ellos competitivos menos el amistoso de la selección ante Italia en Livorno.
El último de ellos vino en la ida de los cuartos de final de Copa ante el Inter en Zapresic (2-1 para el Dinamo).
El balance no se refiere sólo a las competiciones croatas, sino también a los encuentros en las copas europeas y de selección nacional.
El jefe del Dinamo de Zagreb, Zdravko Mamic, ha prometido que no iba a vender a Eduardo como mínimo antesdel otono del 2007, para dar una oportunidad al equipo deprogresar en Europa.
He aquí el resumen de los goles marcados por la perla del Dinamo desde el pasado 19 de julio.
En la Liga de Croacia: 15 goles en 15 presencias
Copa de Croacia: 5 goles en 3 presencias
Supercopa de Croacia: 2 goles en 1 presencia
Copas europeas: 5 goles en 5 presencias
Selección croata: 5 goles en 5 presencias
Total: 32 goles en 29 encuentros disputados…