Aston Villa and Wolverhampton discover the benefits of mutualism, intended or not; Arséne Wenger is rudely introduced to disaster capitalism; Viagra is not a Spanish word, but might as well be at Chelsea as Juan Mata looks to be the panacea (also not Spanish) for creative dysfunction; Tottenham, more and more like Arsenal everyday, fall short of equaling the humiliation.
Arsenal supporter after Manchester United scored their sixth goal and then a minute after that.
Aston Villa 0—Wolverhampton 0
Television announcers almost always note Fabio Capello’s attendance at Premier League matches. In attendance to scout and judge, the either stern or frightening Capello contributes texture to the broadcast’s atmosphere (an example of the enduring magic of television). Thinking Okay, we’ll let’s have a look at him, the camera then seeks him out of the crowd and we know he’s hard at work as he should be, if his club is to emerge from mediocrity.
Much like the last time we saw him at some other game a week ago, he’s sitting motionless, staring out at a blade of grass, chin lying on his chest and hemmed by concentric rings of aged skin like a melted Elizabethan collar.