Round 26 – Picks Not Displayed But Weekly Commentary Provided

Not including the picks this week as we’re still waiting for a few entries.

This week’s big game is Liverpool and Spurs.  I’m not sure why this is a such a big deal – two teams vying for a top four finish with no aspirations of winning the league.  In fact, it’s been many years since either team won the league.

How long you ask?

The Fashionable Era
What Alexis Sanchez makes a Week

But then as a Watford fan I should act all smart about it unless I point out the graphic for the Moosemen.

As Much Hair as their Old Chairman had (Elton)

This Weeks Comments and Asides

This weekend my team, the Eagles (and I don’t mean Crystal Palace) , will face off against the Patriots in American non-round football.  I’ve been looking for information to help decide who will win and decided that the Panda wins:

This is because Panda’s are clearly smarter than Porcupines but maybe not as cute (needs volume):

 

AB:  Presented me with a link to Goalkeepers non-saving contributions https://www.footbie.com/video/top-10-goalkeeper-goals

This was timely as I had just read the story of Jimmy Glass and how his heroics impacted his life (and not really for the better, sadly)

BE:  “Trying to keep the faith with Arsenal”

Every year Arsenal fans complain and every year they used to finish in the Top 4……

ME: “Deep analysis has caused me weeks of poor predictions… this week I have guessed without thought!”

This was followed by an summary and rationale for the picking of multiple games.  It included picking Citeh to win and Watford to lose… don’t know about others but I wouldn’t classify those picks under “analysis”.

KMFE: “Why do we have to be the early game? I need my beauty rest ;-)…”

You could always skip the Citeh game and watch the Hornets on Monday.   Both games will be one sided and an easy win for one of the teams involved!

Silly Season is Over

Finally we are done with the January transfer window (except Leicester who have to deal with an upset Mahrez).   In many ways it’s sad how football teams operate these days.

Who Can Afford All the Pies

 

I’m not picking on the Trafford team but Sanchez is a key player in the news:

“It also claims Sanchez makes almost as much during one half of football than the annual salary of some cleaning, catering and security staff who work at Old Trafford (£14,625), that it would take someone on the minimum wage 41 years to earn the £600,000 the Chilean takes home each week, and that his agent’s reported £15 million fee would be enough to fund Living Wage pay rises of almost £2,500 for 6,100 low-paid workers.”

http://www.citizensuk.org/manchester_divided_the_true_cost_of_alexis_sanchez_s_record_400_000_a_week_salary

… only West Ham, Chelsea, Everton pay the minimum living wage (Watford are dead last) which is embarrassing and I will be sending an e-mail.

http://www.citizensuk.org/premier_league_clubs_in_league_of_shame

Sorry for the political bent this week but in the age of big money I do think the clubs ca do a little more.

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