Well,the hellish month of december when thanks to coca-cola`s trademarking of Mr Claus we have to endure red&white decked out everywhere,no wonder arsenal and liverpool fans deludedly believe they actually win the title in december eh??
Well november always looked hellish on paper,yes we tanked in the CL and lost away to league leaders chelsea,but a draw at the emirates and a flukey 3min madness goalfest against west ham,leave us sitting comfortably in 5th just 3pts outside the top 4.
This is the month when you may not win the league but you can I believe lose it,we have one final CL fixture which we must avoid defeat in to claim the inevitable annual Fiorentina derby match in march in the Europa league,and then 4 premier league fixtures on top of the swansea which we just won comfortably.(sorry but my travels delayed this months preview!!)
weds 7th dec CSKA CL home
then PL matches;
Sun 11th dec man utd away
weds 14th dec Hull home
sun 18th dec Burnley home
weds 28th dec southampton away
I can honestly see us capable of winning everyone of these matches,I know we wont,but 2 wins&2draws would be a good enough take away from the trickiest of months when we reach halfway in a season.Actually this xmas period is not as brutal as previous years,ICYMI we are away at watford on new years day and face chelsea for a bit of revenge 3 days later.Maybe if those two matches are added on to the schedule it looks its normal brutish self.
Other key matches in this period could be
everton v arse
for some reason I want to say palace v chelsea
man city v arse
everton v liverpool
liverpool v man city
even without banana skins sides are going to drop points!!Will we be ready to pounce in january??