Andy Dawson’s 10 things: Giggs has teased us for years about his managerial capabilities while Zidane is f*cked

Did Match of the Day start 45 minutes early on Saturday???

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LIVERPOOL SHOWED US THEIR BEST AND THEIR WORST TRAITS

As they streaked into a 4-1 lead against the supposedly unbeatable Manchester City, Liverpool’s players should have shut up shop, lit a few cigars and given each other some well-earned pats on the back.

But, as we know defending is not their strong suit and City’s comeback seemed inevitable – as a neutral, I found myself watching it through my fingers, so god only knows how stomach-churning it was for Liverpool fans.

One other thing though – no one was missing Coutinho, were they? Spending that money on a couple of defenders could turn Liverpool into proper contenders next season.

THE PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE IS UP FOR GRABS NOW

Undoubtedly. I mean, City will have to lose about another half a dozen games between now and the end of the season (and be hunted down by a lesser side on an incredible run of form), but when you consider that they don’t seem to have a fit, decent left back and that John Stones has started playing like a baby giraffe on ice skates, it means the Premier League could go to anyone this May. Even Arsenal.

(You were taking me seriously up until that bit, weren’t you?)

ARSENE WENGER ETC ETC ETC

Following another calamitous defeat for the Gunners, there’s nothing else to add about the plight of Arsene Wenger, so let’s just have a look at the faces of these two loyal Arsenal fans instead.

CHELSEA FANS NEED TO WIND THEIR NECKS IN

After a 0-0 draw with Leicester, some Chelsea fans booed their team off the pitch. That’s the league champions, managed by one of the most highly-rated bosses in Europe. A team that’s had a small fortune spent on it. And they’re booing because there’s a bit of blip. Insane.

IT’S A BRILLIANT PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON… FOR SHITE

Just eight points separate the entire bottom half of the league right now, and with 15 games left to play, there’s a chance that the relegation spots might not be decided until the final minutes of the final day.

Which is all very exciting but it also highlights what a load of interchangeable slop we’ve got kicking around in the wrong end of the table.

SATURDAY’S MATCH OF THE DAY UNEXPECTEDLY STARTED 45 MINUTES EARLY

Or at least I think it did. I switched it on at 10.35pm and Huddersfield v West Ham was on. Not sure what I’d missed before that.

ZINEDINE ZIDANE IS A SACKING WAITING TO HAPPEN

Just get it over and done with and put Cristiano Ronaldo in charge until the end of the season. If nothing else, it’ll cheer him up. I can’t begin to imagine how much seething the Ballon d’Or holder is doing now that Real Madrid are closer on points to the relegation zone than they are to league leaders Barcelona.

REF RAGE IS FINALLY UPON US

Great stuff from Tony Chapron (whose name alone makes him sound like a bit of a baddie) for kicking out at Nantes’ Diego Carlos when the pair came together… and then sending him off. You can’t beat doubling down when you’ve been a total prick – hats off to Chapron!

NOW WE GET TO SEE WHAT RYAN GIGGS CAN DO

He’s teased us for years about his hidden managerial capabilities but it’s finally time for the legend to dazzle us with his skills as he takes charge of Wales. Prediction – he’ll do okay for four years and then take over at Sunderland (provided they haven’t gone bust by then).

A LEGEND HAS LEFT US

RIP Cyrille Regis. Not only was he a brilliant player, he was a pioneer too, braving wave after wave of disgusting racism on and off the pitch and leading the way for future generations of black players in football. Now if only the chairmen and club owners would pay heed as we pause to think about Regis’ achievements, and start hiring more black managers and coaches…

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