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Posted Oct 25, 2010 by Shaun Edwards

Hernandez is a dead ringer for Ole

-Whatever else has been happening this week at Manchester United, Javier Hernandez is looking like the spitting image of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.  The same baby-face, the same deadly instinct for goals and the same movement off the ball lead to the most exciting young player to come to Old Trafford since a certain Shrek-faced young scouser moved there back in 2004.

-Chelsea are still comfortably going to take the league, whatever else their current performances may say about them.  Despite obviously missing the core members of their team such as Drogba and Lampard, the champions are still able to come up against disciplined opposition such as Wolves and take away the three points despite not playing particularly well.

-I think that Spurs’ midweek European adventures may end up affecting their season more than they’re expecting it too.  Despite the magnificent match mid-week in the San Siro, Harry Redknapp’s team do look a little bit below par after their champion’s league games.  This has been a problem for bigger teams than them previously, but hopefully they’ll realise their need to increase their squad strength in January with a couple more faces.

-West Brom are really impressing me this season, and are a superb example of just what discipline and tactics will do against a bunch of lazy billionaires.  Time and time again the Baggies are getting points against tricky opposition, and did so again against Mark Hughes’ Fulham side.  Yes, they rode their luck with a couple of decisions here and there, but they are in the position they’re in because they deserve it.

-Every week Ian Holloway gives me a new reason to hug him.  His tempestuous rant against Wayne Rooney effectively holding Alex Ferguson to ransom was right on the money.  Unfortunately, Blackpool may end up sliding into a bit of trouble soon if they’re unable to match their performances against the bigger teams with the ones against their competition.

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