I am back. To my office that is. Took a four day vacation to Madurai and Tanjavur and Rameshwaram. The vacation went well. Other than those two unforgivable blunders. One after another. I was surprised at how supportive my dad was. Could have been worse. I’ll have to say that my credibility within the family has dropped considerably.
Other than that it was a good weekend. India won the second test with an innings to spare. Laxman scored 173 which was good to see. We are now 2 up in the series with one match to go. I hope we win that too. Then came the league matches. We beat Norwich 2-1. Van Persie scored both. he has scored 13 in this season so far. And I used to think that he is a bad finisher. Being the leading goal scorer in the premier league is no mean task, with the likes of Aguero and Rooney to compete with.
With this weeks result, we are in seventh place but are tied with Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham at 22 points with the spurs having played 2 matches less. So from next week, ill be keeping a watch on other results too because they affect our league position. It wont make a difference unless we win. But we are on a fabulous run right now. we are unbeaten in the last 8 games and ill be counting from now.
This weeks other results mostly were favorable to us. Man city beat Newcastle which is good because Newcastle doesn’t belong in the top 4. Liverpool then beat Chelsea at Stamford bridge. I think it’s good for Liverpool. Bad for us in short run because if they had lost, we would have been sixth. Good in the long run because it keeps Chelsea close to us. So the team with a good run of performances will have a chance at fourth. I hope Tottenham loses to Aston Villa tomorrow. Bit of a long shot but possible. They sit beneath us at eight place… not bad.
We have a CL match with Dortmund on Wednesday. I’ll check in again after that.