Ronaldo shakes things up for Man United

19 October, 2007

Liverpool scraped a 2-2 draw at home to Spurs last Sunday, leaving Tottenham still lying perilously close to the relegation mire. Can Martin Jol provoke some response from his demoralised team, and can Benitez revive stuttering Liverpool's fortunes? This weekend his main aim will be trying to win the Merseyside Derby as the Reds visit Everton. At the top of the table, Man United have finally started to score goals with the 4-0 demolition of Wigan, inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo's return, and they will be looking for more goals against emerging Aston Villa. Chelsea under new manager Avram Grant have to win at Middlesbrough to get themselves into the top four, and boy do they need it after a difficult few weeks in the premiership.

Manager of the Month

September's winning manager is Geoffrey Holmes, from Thresher in Hertford, with his team Good Buys????. Like all good managers, Geoffrey has been keeping on top of his team, bringing in players at vital times and scoring points to good effect. He brought back Cristiano Ronaldo after his suspension, but Geoffrey is mainly relying on the form of Arsenal young guns Cesc Fabregas and Emmanuel Adebayor. Both are scoring goals and driving Arsenal to the top of the table, and ex-Gunner Nicholas Anelka is also in a rich vein of goal-scoring form.

Top 50 managers for September

1 Geoffrey Holmes Good Buys ??? 76

2 Stuart Shenton Odd Athletic 76

3 Umesh Patel Spurodic 74

4 Stephen Connor Witness the Fitness 72

5 Ian Barrie Drummond United 71

6 Jo Taylorson Wazza AFC 70

=7 Wil Bryant Bilyingrams 70

=7 Uday Lal Kaka's XI 70

9 Dave Force-Jones Forcey's Enforcers 68

10 Richard Head Victoria Wine Old Boys X1 67

11 Samuel Stephens Anything Medium 67

12 Chaiya Namasa Made In Thailand 07 66

13 James Gillespie Drumburn United 66

14 Pierre Pineau Magpie 66

15 Sharon Laker Shaz's Superstars 64

16 Richard Bendall Ipswich for Prem 64

17 Andy Hulme Wild Rovers 64

18 David Appleby Forest 2 (Cups) Derby 0 64

19 Paul Edwards CVL Allstars 63

20 Laura Mews Laura's Lads - Come On! 63

21 Maurice Caruana ScouseMagic 62

22 Joanne Hendy Pompey Prostars 62

22 Iain Gibson Wideopen United 62

23 David Kenyon Red Devils 61

25 Graham Simpson Allez Les Rouges FC 61

26 Matthew Rhodes Thai PM's XI 61

27 David Lunn Ronny7 61

28 Graham Wright Boozebuster Blues 61

29 James Murray Smack My Pitch Up 59

30 Nigel Noir Gazela Gazelles 59

31 Laurence Martin Shells Allstars 59

32 James Smallman Inter the Pub 59

33 Jonathan Watts Waddle Is God 59

34 Craig Sunter Sunter's Stars 58

35 Dave Phillips Mulfordshire City 58

36 Graham Power GrAys-GO-NADs 58

37 Guv Sandhu Singh Is King 57

38 Mathew Evans Half Time Bovril 57

39 Tony Mann Tony's Terriers 57

40 Chris Hall Wine Room Warriors 57

=41 Will Broadfoot Team Goat 57

=41 George O'Loughlin Wombles Forever 57

=43 Daniel Lindsay Once Bitten Twice Shy FC 57

=43 Elliott Brig Elliott Brig FC 57

45 John Whitehouse Jimbo's Bimbo's 56

46 Darren Willis Kensal Villa 56

47 David Sincock Bayern Green Olympique

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Santander 56

48 Stephen Curragh lfc Wannabe's 56

49 Alan Drury Likely Lads 56

50 Lee Widdowfield Fursty Ferrets 2 56

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