Everyone got their picks in and here they are:
This Weeks Quotes
Some contributions this week some seem to be an excuse for not fulfilling the promise of last year’s success with a recent mediocre run:
JE – “I have no idea about results this season. I do know that i got a good result by blagging me DM tickets! X”
Here’s one that they didn’t play – time to get the season back in gear:
I also get the banter of two arch-nemesis who should really directly antagonize each other:
ME – “I have deliberately predicted incorrect results this week to give AM a better chance! … From your team pictures it looks like Man Utd could poop over the Gulls! ”
AM- “All I’ve done in the past few weeks is take my foot off the gas just to wait for old ME to catch up! ” “PS – ‘Old Toilet’ my arse!!”
Well head-to-head score is as follows (to ruin the suspense):
Seems that one is winning by points but not head-to-head. I’m sure I could call it a tie but the rules are that ME is winning!
The Game Summaries
Burnley V Arsenal
Arsenal have 18 of their 22 points at home and they are playing at Turf Moor where Burnley are actually capable of getting results this year. Should be a close game and end with honors shared. I want to make this 1-1 but I put 2-2 and it’s too late to change it and upload it again. I therefore declare that the last few minutes will end in a chaotic pair of offsetting goals in time added on.
Crystal Palace V Stoke City
I think that Palace will go down but I really think that Mark Hughes should be fired so that settles that. Palace for the win with Benteke scoring because I took him out of my fantasy team and replaced him with a goat. Or not.
Huddersfield Town V Manchester City
Huddersfield will try and keep this a goalless affair. Not going to happen.
Liverpool V Chelsea
So everyone thinks that Liverpool are going to lose because they let in three goals against Sevilla in the week. Do I need to point out that they didn’t lose? This is Anfield and
Mane Salah will score a hattrick to put them up 3-0. Chelsea will score, of course. This is my pick and is part of what I call fantasy football. Reality football is that Jordan Henderson is playing and he’s rubbish so Chelsea probably won’t lose.
Manchester United V Brighton & Hove Albion
Fellaini will score when the Red Devils revert to the long-ball and end up 1-0. That’s what my brain said but then I realized that they’ve scored 4 goals every time they play at Old Toilet. Brighton won’t score. That makes 4-0 the going prediction. So three of us will either be disappointed or happy with the number of goals.
Newcastle United V Watford
Watford are brilliant and have the best manager in the world – or so the press would have you think. They’re average just like their opposition so I’m going to go for the old stand-by of 2-2 for the Moosemen though the players may deliberately lose to keep Silva around.
Southampton V Everton
Everton have an interim scape-goat in Unsworth and I don’t think he can be too excited at the prospect of continuing his managerial status at Everton as it’s definitely destroying his resume. Another loss as Southampton manage to eek a goal out of something. This deserves a 0-0.
Swansea City V Bournemouth
The Cherries are better than Swansea. The picks seem to bear this out overall. End of discussion.
Tottenham Hotspur V West Bromwich Albion
West Brom would get a new manager bump but they have a caretaker manager in Gary Megson and are actually looking to take Alan Pardew. I think I would have kept the old-boy Tony Pulis. Mr P let it be known he’s in charge by basically telling Danny Rose to sit down and shut up… though he’s thinking of moving to Real Madrid if Zidane gets the boot. Interestingly, I just read Four-Four-Two that called Zidane the best manager in the world. Funny ole game that Spurs will win.
West Ham United V Leicester City
West Ham are playing at home and will be looking to play better than they did last week against Watford (I missed most of the game after Andy “Elbows” Carroll tried to knock-out half the opposition). David Moyes is their manager so it’s hard to see how they will ever play better. Close game which Leicester should win but probably won’t.
Signing off. Preparing my analysis for next week… you can already get your picks in. Hopefully this will give me more time to write something amusing or that makes sense.