o Four goals in five days for El Niño, and neither of the weekend's two resembling a goal struck by a man lacking confidence. Maybe the Mayans were right.... o We don't know which sight was more hilarious: Lukas Podolski warming up on the sideline with a substitute's bib pulled over his calf-length puffer coat or yet another Foreign Flopper™ rolling in agony after being airbrushed by West Brom defender Steven Reid: Congratulations go to Santi Cazorla for winning our Play Actor of the Week Award.... o Allowing two goals after the 89th minute is never a good thing, but it's especially bad when your team is developing a reputation for throwing away points late in matches. AVB's boys did it again on Sunday at Everton, and his team looks much too inconsistent to seriously challenge for the last Champions League spot. o Not to mention the fact that the Bearded Wonder™ seems bent on making Hugo Lloris his number one goalkeeper, a decision that proved fateful when the Frenchman appeared at fault on at least one -- and possibly both -- of the late Everton goals.
o It was great seeing Lionel Messi score his season record goal against West Ham this weekend. Hold on a minute, we may have got that one wrong.... It now appears that it was none other than Joe Cole scoring against West Ham, but according to Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard, Cole is actually better than Messi. So in retrospect, we're not so sure what all the fuss over in Barcelona was about.... o And a game that saw Jordan Henderson land the decisive blow can only mean one thing: We are now 100% certain that the Mayans were right. o While Michu and James McCarthy were both at the double, it was Wayne Rooney's brace in the Manchester Derby that captured the Player of the Week Award. We have a feeling here at corporate that this may not be his last.... This is farlieonfootie for December 12.