Huddersfield down and out, Everton fans' campaign to get Sam Allardyce out continues and what on Earth was that slush-fest between Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson? Our Premier League weekend round-up

Well, maybe a relegation spot or two and the all-important battle for 11th place.

Does that mean there’s nothing to talk about?

Not a chance…


Southampton’s first win under Mark Hughes, coupled with Swansea’s home defeat to Chelsea, has certainly set the cat among the relegation pigeons.

So while Saints can see an escape route, you have to fear for Huddersfield whose 2-0 home defeat to Everton left them still very much in the frame for the drop.

Yes, they have a three-point cushion over 18th-placed Southampton but check out their remaining games. Ready?

Manchester City away. Chelsea away. Arsenal at home.

Factor in a goal difference that’s significantly worse than Southampton’s and Swansea’s and you have a very tense time ahead for Terriers fans in the next week or so.


The Everton sign at Huddersfield read: "OUR SURVEY SAYS… GET OUT OF OUR CLUB", a reference to manager Sam Allardyce giving himself 11 out of 10 in the club’s infamous marketing survey recently.

Despite four wins, two draws and one defeat (against champions City) in his last seven games and taking more points (30) than any other team outside of the top five since he took over, it seems there’s little or nothing Allardyce can do to get everyone on-side.

He says he’s already planning for next season. Toffees’ fans certainly wish he wasn’t, at least not at their club.


Why haven’t West Brom just given the manager’s job to Darren Moore?

Do they really think there’s a better person out there who can steer them through the choppy waters of the Championship next season?

He’s beaten sides managed by two men who’ve coached sides to Champions League wins and drawn with another who’s taken a team to the Champions League Final.

He’s won more games in just four matches than Alan Pardew did in 18 in charge of the Baggies.

And he’s yet to taste defeat since taking the reins.

Stop dithering, like you did when it came to getting rid of Pardew, and just give the man the job West Brom.


Was there anyone anywhere in the known world (and the unknown world for that matter) that didn’t think Aaron Cresswell’s challenge on Raheem Sterling wasn’t a nailed-on penalty yesterday?

Other than referee Neil Swarbrick, that is.

The man is a law unto himself and that’s the only law he seems to understand.


Were you sickened by the pre-match menage a trois between Arsene Wenger, Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford yesterday?

Me too.

A few years back, of course, these three would have been tearing each other’s tongues out, not slapping backs and handing out trinkets.

In fact, the only thing that would have made it bearable is if Wenger had opened his little gift box and, much like the end of the film Se7en, there was something deeply, deeply unpleasant in there.

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