Yet To Be Resolved

We’re entering the final days of 2014 — how did you do on your New Year’s resolutions these past 11.75 months? Is there any leftover item to be carried over to 2015?

My one and only New Year’s resolution – if you wanna label it that; it was more of a necessary thing – is still not done. At the end of April, beginning of May I thought I had completed it twice but it wasn’t to be. Then once again in June I thought it was done yet again but it did not work out. November end I came close again but no cigar. I am once again on the brink of it (95% done but still a huge degree of uncertainty) but I don’t want to count my chickens before they have hatched.

I’ve had no other ones for 2014 and if I don’t achieve it in the next 8 days it will be my one and only New Year’s resolution for 2015. If I do get it before the end of this year or early on in 2015 I will immediately – or perhaps wait a month or two – start on a couple of more. This one is major though and I don’t want to focus on anything else until this is done. I don’t want to speak about what it is or go into detail at the moment and will blog about it once it is done and dusted. I dunno when it will happen but it has to happen soon.

Prompt from the Daily Post at

Liverpool 2 Arsenal 2

Arsenal’s woefully defensive setup came back to haunt them as they let 10 man Liverpool equalize in a lengthy injury time. Martin Skrtel’s equaliser seven minutes into stoppage time gave Liverpool a fully deserved point against Arsenal at Anfield. Referee Michael Oliver had added nine minutes on after a lengthy second-half delay when Skrtel required treatment for a head wound sustained in an accidental clash with Olivier Giroud. Giroud looked to have sent Arsenal on the way to avenging their 5-1 thrashing at Anfield last season when he put them ahead, Mathieu Debuchy having equalised seconds after Philippe Coutinho gave Liverpool the lead on the stroke of half-time.

But Skrtel, heavily bandaged and with Liverpool reduced to 10 men after substitute Fabio Borini was sent off late on, rose to meet Adam Lallana’s corner in the 97th minute and power a header past Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny in front of the Kop. Arsenal were desolate but it would have been a real smash-and-grab had they hung on for three points after Liverpool showed most of the ambition and moments of quality in a game high on drama but short on class. Brendan Rodgers’s team moved into the top 10 in the Premier League table, but they are nine points adrift of West Ham in fourth place, while Arsenal are sixth. Arsenal showed greater ruthlessness in front of goal to go ahead after 64 minutes, Giroud sweeping a finish past Jones at the near post from Santi Cazorla’s cross.

Despite Arsenal’s numerical advantage, Liverpool continued to press and Skrtel delivered a result that was the least they deserved. Arsenal were lucky, on this showing, that Liverpool did not have out n out strikers playing in their lineup. Per was poor, Flamini being run ragged was helpless, Ox, Welbeck and Alexis had poor games with Sanchez especially looking tired & burned out. January transfers are needed and we desperately need reinforcements and perhaps selling off of a couple of our players.