Matchday 23 Picks and Results

Another quick update! Just picks and results.

This weeks results are a little crazy. I gave Mark Lawrenson’s picks to a number of people which means a lot of people did really well. It seems a little unfair on those with lower scores down at the bottom but c’est la vie ! This week was an odd week with games that crept up suddenly.

Surprisingly, BE managed to top everyone! And poor JE suffered a poor set of results.

This set of results had a terrible impact on the table for AM who finds himself not only trailing ME but also trailing BE and everyone else.

Matchday 22 Picks and Results

Just an update to try and catch up. These are the picks from Matchday 22.

A variety of scores this week but fairly low overall. It’s not going to have much impact on the overall standings.

The overall leaders table hasn’t changed too much with JE, JCE, and LJ at the top BE and AM floundering with BB on the bottom.

Matchday 13 – Results

The points from the midweek games are in and the winner scored a pathetic 10 points. This was not a good week for scoring but it’s still nice to finish on the top of the pile.

Down at the bottom is BE! Again! Please just pick 2-1 for every game so you can get at least one exact !

Weekly Picks

There is a change at the top! JE is perched above everyone (thanks to the lovely H, no doubt). AM and BE are battling it out at the bottom and the Super Computers are sitting on the shoulders of the leaders ready to pounce in the second half of the season.

Current Totals

Matchday 11 – Results

Another topsy-turvy week indicated by the Super Computers 3 and 1 finding themselves at the wrong end of each table – with SC1 still holding the overall lead on that front.

I don’t think anything is topys-turvy for AM and BE who continue to fight it out at the bottom of the weekly table.

Weekly Scores

JE still struggling to get exacts and finding himself not in first despite have far less incorrect answers!

Total Scores

Matchday 10 – Picks and Results

Here are the games and the picks for the week.

The results show that AM had a better week than normal and pulled away another three points from BE who set her not so ambitious target of finishing up above him!

Looks like the Super Computers had a decent week. By the end of the year I will expect them all to be in the top half. SC2 has been disappointing to date but I’m confident the algo

It is clear that exacts are as important as ever with JE having by far the correct number of results while suffering from a lower number of exacts. He should be walking it!

Scores across the board are definitely down but the season is “off” with no one hitting their stride.

Thanks for being patient with me.

Matchday 9, Picks and Results

So below is the new format for the picks. I Will try and get these out on the day of the matches in the future so that you can track the ongoing scores.

I have decided to use an image for the tables because it’s easier than trying to manage CSS tables. I’ll probably re-order the names and put the Super Computers at the rear.

The final points tally show a general futile attempt at making predictions!

This Weeks Picks

The total for all so far

This Weeks Totals!

Already the gap between top and bottom is large! Time for some of us to pick better and hope everyone else picks worse!

Matchday 8 – Picks and Results

The table below shows all the picks for everyone for each of the games.


The following tables show the results for the week and the current totals through the week.

Week 8 Results
Total Points through Round 8

Every year Super Computer 2 has consistently been in the top-3 and this year appears to be no different!

Matchday 7 – Picks and Results

The table below shows all the picks for everyone for each of the games.


The following tables show the results for the week and the current totals through the week.

Week 7 Results
Total Points through Round 7


It looks like this year the exacts are really going to be the differentiator!
I’m rather surprised that Mark Lawrenson is winning – how did this guy pick the best results


Matchday 7 – October 30, 2020

Last weeks scores were posted earlier in the week and yours truly is already falling behind the leaders. Going to keep the analysis quick and to the point this week.

Your Comments
JE: “I wish I could actually know which united are going to turn up!”
Someone overheard Ole saying the same thing as he wandered around Manchester looking for Pogba.

JE: “Fulham will beat wba in the match of the weekend. Lol.”
Match of the season!

ME: “Covid is draining my footballing spirit… but I will keep the guesses coming!”
2 Days ago: Manchester United announces they are ready to hold 23,500 fans
1 Day ago: Manchester United’s back Telles tests positive for Covid-19

AA: “I wonder what clubs the F1 drivers support…”
I was surprise to find out that F1 Champion Hamilton supports Arsenal. I thought he was a big enough knob to support Chelsea!


Friday, October 30, 2020

Crystal Palace
Wolverhampton 2-0 Crystal Palace 30 Oct 2020
Wolverhampton 2-0 Crystal Palace 20 Jul 2020
Crystal Palace 1-1 Wolverhampton 22 Sep 2019
Wolverhampton 0-2 Crystal Palace 02 Jan 2019
Crystal Palace 0-1 Wolverhampton 06 Oct 2018

Easy win. Wolves are improving and Palace are worsening. Wouldn’t be surprised if it is more but definitely a clean sheet.

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Chelsea 3-0 Burnley 11 Jan 2020
Burnley 2-4 Chelsea 26 Oct 2019
Chelsea 2-2 Burnley 22 Apr 2019
Burnley 0-4 Chelsea 28 Oct 2018
Burnley 1-2 Chelsea 19 Apr 2018

As Bob Mortimer says on Athletico Mince – If you want to score, get the ball off the floor and remember….. shit, piles, roadkill, eggnog…. and that’s the Burnley way!

The Burnley way in this case will be eeking out a result as they start to improve.

Sheffield United
Manchester City
Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City 21 Jan 2020
Manchester City 2-0 Sheffield United 29 Dec 2019

A tough one for Citeh who are struggling to get things together. I think watching Citeh and Liverpool play allows you to see how much COVID is impacting the game. The organization, the training, the timing, the teamwork isn’t there. Too much space in the game and too much of a practice five-a-side feel.

They will pull out a comfortable win after falling behind early.

West Ham United
Liverpool 3-2 West Ham United 24 Feb 2020
West Ham United 0-2 Liverpool 29 Jan 2020
West Ham United 1-1 Liverpool 04 Feb 2019
Liverpool 4-0 West Ham United 12 Aug 2018
Liverpool 4-1 West Ham United 24 Feb 2018

Liverpool are without VVD but they still have a team of superstars.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Aston Villa
Southampton 2-0 Aston Villa 22 Feb 2020
Aston Villa 1-3 Southampton 21 Dec 2019

Villa got some great early season results but I see them hitting a rough patch.

Tottenham Hotspur
Brighton and Hove Albion
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Brighton and Hove Albion 26 Dec 2019
Brighton and Hove Albion 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur 05 Oct 2019
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Brighton and Hove Albion 23 Apr 2019
Brighton and Hove Albion 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur 22 Sep 2018
Brighton and Hove Albion 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur 17 Apr 2018

Every meeting with Jose will have him talking about keeping a clean sheet. Maybe he doesn’t like laundry.

Manchester United
Arsenal 2-0 Manchester United 01 Jan 2020
Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal 30 Sep 2019
Arsenal 2-0 Manchester United 10 Mar 2019
Manchester United 2-2 Arsenal 05 Dec 2018
Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal 29 Apr 2018

Who the hell knows ? Arsenal will jump into a 2-0 lead and think everything is great. Then the comeback as the referee ignores Harry Maguire beating up someone in the box and immediately on the following attack Bruno falls over his own feet and gets a penalty. A quick stunner and it’s 2-2 before Harry Maguire gives a penalty away the one time he doesn’t molest someone from a corner.

Everton 2-2 Newcastle 21 Jan 2020
Newcastle 1-2 Everton 28 Dec 2019
Newcastle 3-2 Everton 09 Mar 2019
Everton 1-1 Newcastle 05 Dec 2018
Everton 1-0 Newcastle 23 Apr 2018

Everton are missing two key players through suspension. Newcastle are looking better.

Monday, November 2, 2020

West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion 0-0 Fulham 14 Jul 2020
Fulham 1-1 West Bromwich Albion 14 Sep 2019

West Brom play out a bore draw in this game of the week!

Leeds United
Leicester City

No prior form results for these two. I tend to think that Bamford used up his goal allotment last week so they will need to find goals elsewhere. and I’m sure they will find enough to get a great and thrilling draw