Well I know first impressions are not always correct and the transfer window has a while (and Spurs have a wad to spend). But there was an outstanding result today with the barCodes thrashing Villa. I am not sure this predicts a demise of the Villa or the rise to Premiership winners for NewC’s. I suspect the latter! Elsewhere Arsenal grabbed full points without being convincing; Brighton stuffed Luton – which may become a habit for the Hatters? Bournemouth and WHU played out a mid table draw! The Blades were blunted Crystals as Palace won 1-0 which says little for the season ahead. And then Everton v Fulham. Was this already a 6 pointer? TBH Everton look stuffed, no money to buy and a team lacking confidence and luck!

So today – Brentford – Spurs, and Chelsea -Liverpool. Will we learn a lot about the season ahead? Tomorrows game is ManU-Wolves which should be straightforward for UTD. I think we may have the top 8 and bottom 8 sorted by 11pm on Monday! Half time and Brentford are 2-2 Spurs. Have the likes of Brentford and Brighton really made it to mid-table fixtures? Both were earmarked for immediate relegation when promoted? Or are they the Leicesters and Southamptons – up of a while and then going back down? I suppose it all comes down to money. Even with a sound youth academy Southampton have struggled.

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