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10 Knee-Jerk Reactions Provoked By The Weekend's Premier League Action

Mikey Traynor
By Mikey Traynor
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With every week that passes in the Premier League season, players are lauded as heroes, and booed as villains, while Clubs too are heading for Europe one week, then you'll hear "I think they'll struggle, Clive" the next, as modern football has well and truly embraced the knee-jerk reaction.

Twitter and Facebook have now given football fans the perfect platform to spew their knee-jerk reactions to the World, and we have compiled a collection of the very worst for you right here, so you'll know what to expect.

Anthony Martial is Thierry Henry Mk.II

The comparisons were already there before Anthony Martial scored the most Henry-esque goal imaginable. The only thing that was missing was a moody knee-slide celebration where you're not sure if he's happy or not to have scored.

Chelsea aren't going to make the top 4.

Chelsea are in an awful mess at the moment. It's absolutely inevitable that their players start performing and eventually make the top four with consummate ease, but they've started the season with lower-mid-table form.

Brendan Rodgers is going to be sacked.

Probably the least knee-jerk of these knee-jerk reactions, Rodgers' and Liverpool's start to the season has been far too familiar for fans of the club, and many want a change of scene. He'll most likely get until Christmas at the least.

Leicester City are genuine title contenders.

Coming from 2-0 down with 15 mins to go to win 3-2 is the form of Champions. In terms of teams to watch, there are few more entertaining than Leicester City at the moment, as their swashbuckling counter-attacking style is winning admirers all over. They don't look like they'll stop playing well anytime soon.


Somebody needs to keep an eye on Tim Sherwood.


Tim Sherwood rather ridiculously claimed that he had "never felt as bad" as when his side threw away a two goal lead at Leicester. Either Sherwood lived a ridiculously sheltered life to that point, or he was exaggerating, but either way his post match press conference was so down in the dumps that those close to him should really try and cheer him up this week.

Wee Stevie Naismith is Everton's best striker.

He didn't even start against Chelsea, but wee Stevie Naismith bagged himself the perfect hat-trick and showed the type of clinical finishing that Romelu Lukaku could only dream about at this point in his career. Should he be starting every week?


Sunderland are a good bet for promotion next season.

They're already relegated, but the Black Cats do have a knack for bouncing back quite quickly, so maybe stick a fiver on them to be promoted next season right now.

Kelechi Iheanacho is the future of Manchester City.

He scored a match-winner as a teenager, that means he's the future. Forget the fact that if he doesn't score again next time he comes on he'll be replaced by a £60m striker, this is a new Man City.


Wes Hoolahan is Ireland's best player.

Who else is playing as well in a top European league than our Wes? The former Shels man was in scintillating form for Norwich this season so far, unlike.. Pretty much every other Irish player.

Alexis Sanchez was a one-season wonder.

As knee-jerk as you can get, five games into the season and Alexis Sancez hasn't scored? He's past it, a spoofer, a one-season wonder. In actual fact he's struggling after a Copa America summer, but don't let get that in the way of a good old fashioned knee-jerk reaction.


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