FUBAR have managed to convince the king of the malapropism Tim Sherwood to EXCLUSIVELY preview the Premier League’s weekend action. Turns out he didn’t need too much convincing. An Aston Villa away win and an ‘unthrowable’ gilet did the trick. Over to you Tim:
Even though the game is on Sunday, there is nowhere else to start but Man City v Southampton. Pep took a tonking off his former club and I can tell you why; no Fabian Delph. Fab was the best midfielder in the country when he was playing for me. Build the team around him and Pep has himself a guaranteed 3 points against the Saints.
It’s one of those strange weekends where you can make a case for home wins across the board. Spurs – I used to manage Spurs, you know? – travel to Bournemouth in the early kick-off boasting the best defensive record in the League but the Cherries hit Hull for 6 last weekend. Spurs play too many defensive midfielders for my liking and you know my feelings on the bloody Makelele role.
Not sure if Harry Kane is back for this one because I rarely do my research, I just shoot from the hip. Truth be known, if Tottenham had had their way then Harry Kane would not have been Harry Kane today, because he would have been on loan at a Championship club to gain even more experience. And he would not have got his opportunity to play for Tottenham. The rest is history as far as he is concerned.
I have a strong dislike for anything foreign. British managers, British players, British fruit and veg. These are the staple of our society. Bob Bradley takes charge of his first Swansea home game and although I think he will do well, I can’t hide my disappointment at myself and Alan Curbishley being overlooked for the job. Real British beef.
Arsenal are flying and will dispatch Borough without any trouble. Borough just don’t have enough second rate French players in their team to survive a season in the Premier League. Failing to snap up free agent, Adebayor is madness. A consummate professional, plays on a dime and loves a salute.
Joe Allen is world class. End of. We all know I’m up for the banter, always driving shotgun on the banter bus but this is no laughing matter. Liverpool have lost their bloody minds by getting rid of the Welshman and there is no doubt a midfield duo of Allen and Delph, with a product of mine, Harry Kane, just in front, would walk the Premier League. Stoke will crush Hull.
Tone hasn’t lost to Liverpool in his last eight meetings so don’t expect this to be a walkover. Pulis’ West Brom are tight at the back and have the man in form – Nacer Chadli. Naturally, I’d like to think I have something to do with that.
The big one. Mourinho back to the Bridge. Diego Costa taking the banter too far with Conte, both teams hugely consistent and neither team playing a straight 4-4-2. Madness. United cruised through their Europa League tie last night and I haven’t been convinced by Chelsea this season. I know Mourinho’s teams. They love to play expansive, creative, risky football. Conte is the same. Lots and lots of goals in this one. When have you ever seen either side play defensive? Exactly.
A big thanks to Dim Tim. His knowledge on the game is truly something to behold and we should treasure his expertise before a top 4 club snaps him up. FUBAR Radio will bring you LIVE coverage from the Emirates as we are in the press box for Arsenal v Middlesbrough. Follow all the action on our Twitter page. Follow us HERE.