Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Weekend Roundup and Gomez Update

Sorry for the lack of news the last couple of days. I was hoping we'd have more solid information on the Christian Gomez saga before I posted. Instead I'll start what I hope to be a regular Monday or Tuesday feature for View From the Couch, a weekend roundup of the games involving my teams.

Queen of the South - Queens faced Morton in the Scottish Cup Round of 16, and eased by with a 2 goal victory on the road. Both goals came in the second half as the Doonhamers locked up their spot in the quarter-finals. They'll face the winner of the Motherwell - Dundee matchup at Palmerston Park in the next round.

Blackburn Rovers - A scoreless draw with Everton was played at Ewood Park. A win would have kept Blackburn on pace with Man City and Aston Villa in the race to catch Liverpool for the one guarenteed UEFA Cup spot. Rovers are now 4 points back from the 'Pool (who has a game in hand) with 2 other teams to pass.

The big news for Blackburn is that they locked up Big Bad Brad Friedel through 2010 this week.

Tenerife - CDT also played to a scoreless draw with Cadiz, this time on the road. It was a blow for CDT's promotion hopes, as they are now 4 points off the last promotion spot with 7 teams between them and 3rd place. The top 2 teams in the league, Malaga and Numancia are pulling away from the pack, so its really a dogfight for that third place. A big match next week against the brand new Granada squad who sit directly above Tenerife in the table.

Ebbsfleet United - Ebbsfleet defeated Wymouth 1-0 in the Round of 16 of the FA Trophy. The FA Trophy is a Cup competition for the non-league clubs of the English pyramid. The 'Fleet waited until the second half to get their goal, but one was all it took. With the win Ebbsfleet moves on to the quarterfinals where they will go on the road to either Histon or Burton Albion.

And in Rapids news the Christian Gomez saga may be nearing an end. Reports from the last couple of days stated that Gomez and the Rapids had reached a deal and they expect to announce the trade sometime this week.

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