Matchday Post 12 – The Games, The Picks, The Points

This week you get everything in one post because it’s coming thick and fast.

Your Comments

AA: “The Mercedes pit crew are off my Christmas card list. Russell was that close. Same could (maybe) be said of his hometown club in the latest round of the FA cup. F1 is my latest thing. “
With Mercedes he is Top 3. With Williams he is bottom 3. Predictions are way too easy.

BE: “Ho hum., another week, another try………you say exacts are important, I think I have only one so far this season.”
If you had picked 2-1 for every game you might have had more than one!!

JE: “All choices by young H today apart from Leeds v West Ham. I have 2-1 and H guesses 1-2. “
I go with young H from now on!

JE: “Hope Raul can play again and doesn’t suffer like that geezer from Tottenham / hull. I forget his name….. Love to all
Ryan Mason form Spurs nobody went to Hull before Cahill destroyed him. I don’t think he is in as bad a shape (multiple plates and screws) but you never know. Petr Cech had to wear a helmet. I don’t think I’d fancy insuring him much!

ME: “The manchester derby is the biggest game of the day and it’s a dog fight between “the luckiest team” and “the classiest”. I predict that AM has gone for a Man U win and will be disappointed! “
Keep the focus on your own picks and don’t make fun of the Trafford Boys from Old Toilet because that’s mean to their fans who don’t need any more reasons to whine and complain.

Friday, December 11, 2020


Leeds United
West Ham United
Leeds United 1-2 West Ham United 11 Dec 2020

Leeds play well but don’t win. The Hammers keep winning (4 of 5) and their last meeting was an away win… so why not.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Chelsea 4-0 Everton 08 Mar 2020
Everton 3-1 Chelsea 07 Dec 2019
Everton 2-0 Chelsea 17 Mar 2019
Chelsea 0-0 Everton 11 Nov 2018
Everton 0-0 Chelsea 23 Dec 2017

I keep picking Fat Frank’s team to win. If they fail this week I won’t make the same mistake again.

Manchester United
Manchester City
Manchester United 2-0 Manchester City 08 Mar 2020
Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United 07 Dec 2019
Manchester United 0-2 Manchester City 24 Apr 2019
Manchester City 3-1 Manchester United 11 Nov 2018
Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United 07 Apr 2018

I want to pick a clean sheet for Citeh but United have this bad habit of picking up dodgy penalties and Bruno keeps scoring with his annoying hoppity-hop style. I think Citeh will win but I’m not sold on them anywhere near as much as anyone else. I’m beginning to question whether Pep is just the next Mourinho and no longer the chosen one (said as Spurs sit on the top of the mountain).

West Bromwich Albion
Newcastle 0-1 West Bromwich Albion 28 Apr 2018
West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Newcastle 28 Nov 2017

Will the Baggies ever win? Not this week. Bilic must be the sack-wagon… its where he lives.

Aston Villa
Aston Villa 0-1 Wolverhampton 27 Jun 2020
Wolverhampton 2-1 Aston Villa 10 Nov 2019
Aston Villa 4-1 Wolverhampton 10 Mar 2018
Wolverhampton 2-0 Aston Villa 14 Oct 2017

A draw seems a fair result. Hope Raul gets to be with the team at least.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Burnley 0-0 Arsenal 02 Feb 2020
Arsenal 2-1 Burnley 17 Aug 2019
Burnley 1-3 Arsenal 12 May 2019
Arsenal 3-1 Burnley 22 Dec 2018
Arsenal 5-0 Burnley 06 May 2018

Can Arteta be on the chopping block already after taking the FA Cup last year? I have to say yes. Any manager who plays David Luiz can’t spot a lack of talent or a problem.

Time to put Ozil back? Surely the time limit on upsetting China is over by now. Put Gunnersaurus in!

Crystal Palace
Tottenham Hotspur
Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur 26 Jul 2020
Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Crystal Palace 14 Sep 2019
Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Crystal Palace 03 Apr 2019
Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur 10 Nov 2018
Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur 25 Feb 2018

I’m turning into ME…picking Spuds each week.

Fulham 1-2 Liverpool 17 Mar 2019
Liverpool 2-0 Fulham 11 Nov 2018

Easy win. I give Fulham a goal just for trying and to acknowledge Liverpool are shaky.

Leicester City
Brighton and Hove Albion
Leicester City 0-0 Brighton and Hove Albion 23 Jun 2020
Brighton and Hove Albion 0-2 Leicester City 23 Nov 2019
Leicester City 2-1 Brighton and Hove Albion 26 Feb 2019
Brighton and Hove Albion 1-1 Leicester City 24 Nov 2018
Brighton and Hove Albion 0-2 Leicester City 31 Mar 2018

There’s a new game I play weekly that consists of a question: Leicester, Clinical or Crap?
This week, clinical.

Sheffield United
Southampton 3-1 Sheffield United 26 Jul 2020
Sheffield United 0-1 Southampton 14 Sep 2019

Poor, poor, Sheffield. The honeymoon is well and truly over. The return plane got canceled, the luggage got lost, they left the fridge open and burglars broke in and stole their valuables.

Everyone’s picks

Everyone’s Points

So he who gets few exacts has two exacts!

And she who has exactly one on the season so far gets one.
Overall, a pretty low scoring affair.

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