Columnist Ed sobered up from the office holiday party just long enough to phone this one in:
o December and January seem to be the time in the BPL when everything reverts back to the mean. Manchester United start winning big, the promoted clubs start losing, and whatever teams Roy Hodgson and Martin O'Neill are coaching start making their way up the table. My fantasy team is also reverting to the mean -- as in the middle of the table -- despite what can only be described as beautiful play. But more about that some other time.
o Just how bad does the Fernando Torres deal look these days? It remains shocking to me that someone so dominant could become so bad. Equally amazing is how someone like Luis Suarez can look so good and yet never score or be responsible for a goal. Liverpool's problem is that they took the crazy money they received for Torres and bought two guys with 7 goals between them. Not good enough.
o SkySports has done it to ESPN again, this time with Olivia Godfrey. Ubba. Dubba.
o Clint Dempsey is not a left halfback or a winger. He plays the number 9 (and sometimes the number 10 position) and he does a good job of it. Time for Martin Jol to start him in the position he always ends up in. He's the best guy on the team, after all.
o I'm looking forward to Landon Donovan's return to Everton. Too bad for him that this Everton side is worse than the one he played for before. Also too bad Spurs didn't move for him. They could use an extra winger for the seemingly always injured Rafael Van der Vaart.