Early season thoughts
Before I get to blogging on things academic, by popular-ish demand here are some football thoughts. More specifically Man United thoughts.
It is a good and very necessary start to the season. It has been especially important as Rooney was wrongly banned and Scholes was banned too. Giggs is looking particularly sharp and I couldn't quite believe that his Player of the Month award was his first ever. I thought it was surprising enough that he never won Euro player of the year or one of the English player of the year awards. Carrick will be a good signing. He can play in the holding role and his range of passing already looks good. Neville is loking solid in defence and going forward. My one major concern is that when the injuries come and they already are (e.g. Park and Giggs) some of the back up players might not be up to standard.
Of course, it would be unfair not to discuss other teams. So here's my fair and balanced look at the others. Good to see Chelsea get beat after their previous starts. Also hilarious to see Liverpool (most likely challenge Chelsea!...Bellamy) to get beat by Everton. Notice they keep reverting to that boring defensive formation when they bored their way to the final not so long ago. It was just a pity Arsenal only drew at the weekend because if they lost they would have been bottom of the league. Ah, well, you can't have everything.