JAMIE REDKNAPP'S WEEKEND WATCH: No surprise Pienaar is wanted

22 February 2010 01:26
He won't be among the contenders for Footballer of the Year, but there hasn't been too many more consistent players than Everton's Steven Pienaar. [LNB]He travels all over the pitch, left and right, wants the ball and makes things happen. [LNB] Man of the moment: In-form midfielder Steven Pienaar has been so consistent[LNB]He has good balance, can pass and dribble with both feet and scores goals. I'm not surprised other clubs are looking at him.[LNB] Jack in the boxOn the subject of Everton, they are looking strong. [LNB]Even without the power and strength of Tim Cahill and Marouane Fellaini, they stood toe-to-toe against a Manchester United side who weren't at their best, but who had a comfortable win in Milan five days earlier. [LNB] Jack in the box: Rodwell's brilliant third for Everton underlined his rising potential[LNB]Good to see Jack Rodwell scoring a brilliant third goal. I worry where the next superkids are coming from. He's one of them.[LNB] Keeping it outThe race to be England's No 1 will continue throughout the season and all the way to the Finals in South Africa but a good run of form now does nobody any harm. [LNB]Robert Green, right, has kept four clean sheets in West Ham's last four home games, behind a defence that had been leaking. [LNB]His save at 1-0 from George Boateng was match-winning on Saturday.[LNB] Striker lightHull have not scored in six of their last seven away games and that suggests danger. Teams with goalscorers can see way out of what is looking a tense struggle at the bottom. [LNB] Too good, too bad: Carlton Cole showed his class while Darren Bent faltered[LNB]The return of Carlton Cole, for instance, helps West Ham and Sunderland have Darren Bent, even if they are out of sorts. [LNB]That was a poor miss by Kenwyne Jones at the Emirates, though.[LNB] Class actIn a fascinating interview with Sir Alex Ferguson in a Sunday newspaper, the Manchester United manager reveals the generous nature of Wayne Rooney, right, saying that he always makes time for people. [LNB]It's good to hear. Some players forget their responsibilities. They want the money, but they don't want to make the time. If the best player can, why can't the rest?[LNB] Hello JoseJose Mourinho, right, hasn't lost a home league game for eight years across his time at Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan. [LNB]That's some statistic and a sign of what Chelsea will be up against this week. When I was working on the Sky One programme Football's Next Star, I got to spend time with him in Milan and saw close up his control and influence. He's special, alright.[LNB] The Drog Bites!...that said, for all of Inter's qualities - and they are better than AC Milan - they do not have a striker with the power and form of Didier Drogba. [LNB] Beware of the Drog: Drogba is hitting form ahead of his reunion with Mourinho[LNB]Mourinho might end up regretting signing the giant Ivorian from Marseille, this week. Drogba has scored ten goals in his last ten Premier League games. [LNB]It will be fascinating to how Jose tries to stop him. [LNB]  GRAHAM POLL: It's about time Arsene Wenger took his Arsenal tinted spectacles offMARTIN SAMUEL: Jowell deserves an Olympic medal in utter madnessTHE LIST: Sportsmail's top 50 English footballers who should be on Fabio Capello's radar [LNB]  

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