You guys, I think I might have a football addiction. When I tell you that I kept waking up the night before this match because I was so worried! When I tell you that I prayed for Man City like they are the ones paying my salary...
Should I be worried about myself? 😅😅
But this crazy, crazy, trippy week of Premier League football is why I'm addicted. Who could have predicted how this week would turn out?
That's also why FPL is a mad ting! People probably bought Ronaldo thinking ManU would win against Villa.
The one that even pain me pass is Luke Shaw. Not only did he play a paltry 33 minutes which gave me one FPL point, he proceeded to lose that point by getting a yellow card.
I don't even want to talk about Trent Alexander-Arnold. I paid a whole 7.5 million pounds for him and he has the audacity to only produce one point?
People are so ungrateful in this world. Now I know how the master in the Parable of the Talents felt when his servant buried the talent he gave him 👀
This was a crap week for me as a City fan in the PL and as a FPL manager. Absolute poop show.
Not sure there is much else to say. This week sucked. I have never seen my boys play so badly. I don't know what was said in the locker room or who said it, but Pep, please fix it.
Chelsea and Liverpool are legitimately scaring me now. They sit comfortably at the top of the table, inches away, and it feels like the Premier League title might be slipping away from City, my City... 😩
But I KNOW we will bounce back!
Shame will not let me share my picture this week. Y'all, it was BAD bad!
Champions League is back!!!
Yes, yes, I know this series is about the Premier League, but my big dilemma this week has been: watch a Champions League match or write this blog? Based on the date this blog article is coming to your screens, you can tell what choice I made.
But back to the Premier League...what an intense week of football it was!
I felt that classic football feeling of your heart beating out of your chest, your palms & armpits clammy with sweat, and your voice hoarse from screaming at the players.
Arsenal won their first game of the season. I don't care what anyone says; it's worth celebrating. Because I'm not going to lie to you, I thought the game might turn out to be Norwich's first win of the season.
Of course, my boys brought home the 3 points against Leicester, which was not easy at all. Playing against Leicester never is. Ask Chelsea (who lost the FA Cup to them)!
And finally, speaking of Chelsea, I have decided to end my months-long hatred of the Blues. Of course, I will probably still roll my eyes whenever I see Rudiger, but going forward, I will no longer hate-watch their fixtures. (God helping me).
Y'all...see God! I actually have above-average FPL points! What? What?? WHAT??!!!!
But...I have small bad luck with this FPL of a thing, sha. Why is it the week that I add Antonio as a forward that he goes and gets himself a red card and a -1 FPL score? He had literally been putting out double digit points up until this week!
Thank the Good Lord I did not make him my captain. Odo upon odo niyen.
Anyway, that's it for now, folks!
Sayonara...till Gameweek 5!
What a crazy week of action it has been! (both on and off the pitch...)
I don't claim to be an unbiased sports new source, so if you're looking for an exhaustive list, or even a normal list, of what teams bought which player in the nick of transfer window time, you won't find it here. Some of us ended this summer transfer window without a striker and are still a little sore about it. So if your team got the player you wanted (i.e., Cristiano Ronaldo to ManUnited) or your team got to keep the player you didn't want them to sell (i.e., Harry Kane for Tottenham), good for you. I guess we'll settle this on the football field.
Can I just say, I'm not particularly looking forward to facing Manchester United or Chelsea (or FREAKING PSG!!) over the next few weeks? Thank God De Bruyne and Foden will be back after the international break.
In some other off-the-football-field news, this Benjamin Mendy business is nasty, isn't it? One way or another, I pray the truth comes out and quickly too, for everyone's sake. I'm not giving a verdict since I know next to nothing about the particulars of the case, but honestly, sexual assault should not still be happening in 2021. Perhaps, we - as a society - need to start considering castration as a fitting punishment.
Rounding up my gameweek round-up with the Chelsea-Liverpool match, talk about a heated battle! Do I think Reese James deserved the red card? Heck yes. He was playing with that ball like he was a juggler. Of course, Anthony Taylor was going to give a red card. Disclaimer: it will be a below-freezing day in Miami before I root for Chelsea in any fixture, so it is possible I only saw what I wanted to see.
Either way, big thanks to Liverpool for taking those two points away from the Blues. Love to see it. Muhaha.
Deep breath y'all,
I'm so thankful for this international break because I might need to reset my FPL brain. Oh, I very much hate losing, but it's like as soon as a player gets on my team, they don't know how to win FPL points again. So frustrating!
I wish I could just put all City players on my FPL team and call it a day. All this stress of trying to guess the future is making my hair fall out (this is most likely because I'm procrastinating washing it, but I'd rather keep lying to myself).
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