Now, granted, I know this isn't a scientific survey. The methodology is flawed since I don't know who's taking the survey or how many times you've voted; for God's sake, Other has more votes than Arshavin, Ballack and Villa combined.
But on Dec. 2 when the Ballon D'Or is handed out, it will be interesting to see how this informal sample measures up to the final result. As of this writing, there are a few more hours to vote, so chime in.
Now on to this week's jaunt around the football blogosphere:
- 101 Great Goals notices United's one-step-forward, two-steps-back dance it's doing this season. Question: Are United and Berbatov in crisis?
- Arsenal News Review is of little faith, even after Saturday's win over United. They're pegging Liverpool or Chelsea for the title.
- Arsenal FC Blog says the win was one part luck, one part desire.
- Soccerlens turns its lens (ugh) on the officiating in the Arsenal and Chelsea verdicts.
- Off the Post compares and contrasts Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp.
- Inside Soccer World has the recap from the Premier League.
- Soccer City FC looks at stats and Anelka; how kind of them to follow my theme.
- GoonersGuide takes a quick look at Serie A. Inter is on top alone after Milan's draw with Lecce.
- Football News Blog checks out the goings-on in Germany where Hoffenheim's stay at the top has been interrupted.
- FootballCupLeague checks out the Portuguese Cup derby between Sporting in Porto. Slumping Porto somehow beat Sporting on penalties after losing THREE men to red cards.
- Soccerblog has a short item on poor attendance numbers for the MLS playoffs. Woeful is a good word.
- Goal.com has a look at Real Salt Lake's passage to the semifinals (I will not call it what it is, the conference final).
- Only One Football chronicles the end of a dynasty; Red Bull knocked off Houston. Better question: Why is New York in the West? Can't MLS do anything right?
- NotAbbott points out what he learned from the Dynamo upset.
- Finally, to come full circle, EPL Talk has three points from the weekend.