// you’re reading...

All

Chelsea Blip-O-Meter Reading

Chelsea Blip-O-Meter reading: 10

71-4 = 67 points

The Blip-O-Meter has officially gone into the Red Zone

A Brief Study of Aramaic Riddles for AVB

“Mene, mene, tekel, parsin,” would have been understood by an Aramaic speaker as meaning “A mina, a mina, a shekel and half-shekels.” (monetary weights of decreasing value)

However, like many proto-alphabets, early Aramaic did not have vowels.

So the consonants also could be read: “Counted, counted, weighed, divisions.”

The situation is vaguely parallel to Sixties’ gags about the drug “Lsd”, which listeners would automatically associate with Lysergic acid diethylamide (“Acid”), before the pre-decimal currency punchline came: “Pounds, shillings and pence” (The sterling symbol being a highly stylised “L” – Latin “Libre”).

So while Belshazzar puzzled at some grafitti regarding money, Daniel read a message heralding Babylon’s imminent demise.

Why might this be of use to André Villas-Boas?

Sorry André, but it looks like the writing is on the wall….

Posted by Steve Symmons

Match Available 11/12 GF GA GD 10/11 GF GA GD Par PtsYTD GFYTD GAYTD GDYTD
Stoke (a)           2 0-0 0 0 0 1-1 1 1 0 = = -1 -1 =
WBA (h)   2-1 2 1 1 6-0 7 1 6 = = -5 = -5
Norwich (Blackpool) (h)   3-1 5 2 3 4-0 11 1 10 = = -6 +1 -7
Sunderland (a)   2-1 7 3 4 4-2 15 3 12 = = -8 = -8
Man Utd (a) 3 1-3 8 6 2 1-2 16 5 11 = = -8 +1 -9
Swansea (West Ham) (h)   4-1 12 7 5 3-0 19 5 14 = = -7 +2 -9
Bolton (a)            5-1 17 8 9 4-0 23 5 18 = = -6 +3 -9
Everton (h) 2 3-1 20 9 11 1-1 24 6 18 +2 +2 -4 +3 -7
QPR (Birmingham) (a) 3 0-1 20 10 10 0-1 24 7 17 = +2 -4 +3 -7
Arsenal (h)   3-5 23 15 8 2-0 26 7 19 -3 -1 -3 +8 -11
Blackburn (a)   1-0 24 15 9 2-1 28 8 20 = -1 -4 +7 -11
Liverpool (h) 3 1-2 25 17 8 0-1 28 9 19 = -1 -3 +8 -11
Wolves (h)   3-0 28 17 11 2-0 30 9 21 = -1 -2 +8 -10
Newcastle (a) 2 3-0 31 17 14 1-1 31 10 21 +2 +1 = +7 -7
ManCity (h)   2-1 33 18 15 2-0 33 10 23 = +1 = +8 -8
Wigan (a)            1-1 34 19 15 6-0 39 10 29 -2 -1 -5 +9 -14
Tottenham (a) 2 1-1 35 20 15 1-1 40 11 29 = -1 -5 +9 -14
Fulham (h)   1-1 36 21 15 1-0 41 11 30 -2 -3 -5 +10 -15
Aston Villa (h) # 2 1-3 37 24 13 3-3 44 14 30 -1 -4 -7 +10 -17
Wolves (a) 3 2-1 39 25 14 0-1 44 15 29 +3 -1 -5 +10 -15
Sunderland (h) 3 1-0 40 25 15 0-3 44 18 26 +3 +2 -4 +7 -11
Norwich (Blackpool) (a)   0-0 40 25 15 3-1 47 19 28 -2 = -7 +6 -13
Swansea (West Ham) (a)   1-1 41 26 15 3-1 50 20 30 -2 -2 -9 +6 -15
Man Utd (h)   3-3 44 29 15 2-1 52 21 31 -2 -4 -8 +8 -16
Everton (a)# 3 0-2 44 31 13 0-1 52 22 30 = -4 -8 +9 -17
Bolton (h)           1-0 53 22 31          
WBA (a) 3         1-3 54 25 33          
Stoke (h)           2-0 56 25 35          
ManCity (a) 3         0-1 56 26 34          
Tottenham (h)           2-1 58 27 35          
Aston Villa (a) 2         0-0 58 27 35          
Wigan (h)           1-0 59 27 36          
Fulham (a) 2         0-0 59 27 36          
Newcastle (h) 2         2-2 61 29 36          
Arsenal (a) 3         1-3 62 32 34          
QPR (Birmingham) (h)              3-1 65 33 36          
Liverpool (a) 3         0-2 65 35 34          
Blackburn (h)               2-0 67 35 36          

Discussion

Comments are disallowed for this post.

Comments are closed.

Article Categories