Four Three Free – The Arab League Round-Up

As Glen Jonson’s jinking run and finish gave Liverpool an excellent away win against the faltering Chelsea, the FA Premier League braced itself for an exciting winter period, with no less than 7 teams currently competing for a coveted Champions League spot.

However it is the Arab League that is really hotting up.

Arab Emirates United remain unbeaten at the top; the power change was confirmed as they stuck 6 past a sorry Jordan as they continue their attempt to buy the Championship.

The big shock of the weekend however was in Comoros, where the plucky underdogs defeated Egypt, who are still in disarray following the shock sacking of the long serving tea-throwing Mubarak (Manchester United beware!)

ElsewhereSomalia characteristically stole a victory fromSaudi Arabia in a fiery affair, andOmanCity drew against Yemen United in the Man derby (both sides were reduced to 10 man). There were fireworks as Lebanon Rovers and Palestine Wanderers produced an 8 goal thriller, and both teams continue to punch above their weights.

 There was trouble for Iraq Athletic as the fans continued to oppose the USled takeover that threatens the club, with performances still Shi’ites. Still coming to terms with their big-money takeover, the $804billion spent may have ridded the club of its former Chairman, yet the team’s previous successes seem to have now amounted to very little. The new bosses insist they can turn this loss around; in spite of speculation they are already looking for a quick exit. We all await the next Iraqi Manager, yet it will be the team that hope this can bring the changes they desire.

All eyes now turn toTripoli where Libyapool host Tunisia Hotspur. Both sides have now been dragged into the relegation dogfight, and the game is live on Sky on Monday night’s ‘Democracy Decider’.

Ross/TSL

 

League Table, November 21st.

    p w d l g/d pts

1

Arab Emirates  United

12

12

0

0

33

36

2

Saudi Arabia

11

9

1

1

21

28

3

Qatar

12

9

0

2

14

27

4

Somalia

12

7

3

2

12

24

5

Jordan

12

7

3

2

11

24

6

Palestine Wanderers

11

6

4

1

15

22

7

Mauritania

12

5

5

2

12

20

8

Lebanon Rovers

12

6

2

3

11

20

9

SudanHam

12

5

2

5

7

17

10

Yeman City

12

4

5

3

10

17

11

IraqAthletic

12

4

4

4

4

16

12

Oman United

11

4

2

5

2

14

13

Comoros

11

2

3

6

-11

9

14

Tunisia Hotspur

12

2

2

8

-6

8

15

Libyapool *

12

1

1

10

-28

4

16

Bahrain

12

0

2

10

-34

2

17

Egypt*

12

0

0

12

-62

0

               
  * Egypt and Libyapool docked 10 points for going into Democracy…  
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