Something From The Weekend
The Good, The Bad and The Odd
Monday 12 December 2011
The Good: Swans' home strength
Who are the most secure home team in Europe? Barcelona are, unsurprisingly, yet to concede in the league at the Nou Camp. But who's next? Swansea City. They're one of a number of European sides who have conceded only two goals after eight home games. One of those goals was to Manchester United and the other was an own goal. It's a remarkable testamant to manager Brendan Rodgers and keeper Michel Vorm, who saved Clint Dempsey's penalty in Saturday's win over Fulham. Spurs and Arsenal are among the next three visitors to the Liberty Stadium and should provide fiercer tests.
The Bad: Amir Khan
After losing both of his belts to Lamont Peterson on Saturday evening, he responded with the opposite of grace. "It was like I was against two people out there," he complained after a points deduction, describing the decision in Peterson's favour as "disgusting". It wasn't, of course; it was close. Perhaps, if Khan did not box with a lax defence and open front door resembling Kevin Keegan's Newcastle United, he would be able to avoid these setbacks.
The Odd: Jimmy Kebe's socks
With Reading 2-0 up and comfortable against West Ham, their Jimmy Kebe noticed his socks needed hoisting and did the necessary. The only issue? The ball was at his feet and in play at the time. One of the most egregious pieces of showboating since Kenny Wharton sat on the ball, and West Ham's Jack Collison was not impressed. He kicked Kebe, was sent off and Reading scored from the free-kick. A victory for vanity.
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