Saturday, 15 July 2017

Transfer News

Just under 4 weeks till the Premier league kicks off again, and here's how the big 20 have been blowing all their TV cash so far.

£611 million spent so far with the Manchester clubs already spending over a hundred million each.
Everton have been splashing the cash but are in profit after selling Lukaku to Man U.
Tottenham, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Stoke have yet to spend a penny.

Biggest transfers so far:

Romelu Lukaku [Everton - Man Utd] £72.25m
Alexandre Lacazette [Lyon - Arsenal] £45.05m
Kyle Walker [Tottenham - Man City] £43.35m
Bernardo Silva  [Monaco - Man City] £42.5m
Mohamed Salah [Roma - Liverpool] £35.70m
Ederson Moraes [Benfica - Man City] £34m
Antonio Rudiger [Roma - Chelsea] £29.75m
Victor Lindelof [Benfica - Man Utd] £29.75m
Jordan Pickford [Sunderland - Everton] £24.23m
Michael Keane [Burnley - Everton] £24.23m
Davy Klaassen [Ajax - Everton] £22.95m
Nathan Ake [Chelsea - Bournemouth] £19.38m
Juan Cuadrado [Chelsea - Juventus] £17m *
Nabil Bentaleb [Tottenham - Schalke] £16.15m *

Vincent Iborra [Sevilla - Leicester] £12.75
Enes Unal [Man City - Villarreal] £11.9m *
Harry Maguire [Hull - Leicester] £11.65m
Jay Rodriguez [Southampton - West Brom] £11.65m
Steve Mounie [Montpellier - Huddersfield] £11.05m
Roque Mesa {Las Palmas - Swansea] £10.63m
Gerard Deulofeu [Everton - Barcelona] £10.2m *

Sunday, 25 June 2017

A New Post

Still alive :)
Not too much happening in the footy world during June and July so just a random post.
Confederations cup is ongoing, have watched a few of the matches but not nuch to get excited by.
England under 20's won their version of the World Cup, so well done to them.
The England Under 21's have made the Semi finals of the European championship, and will face Germany on Tuesday (lets hope it doesn't go to penalties?).

The transfer market is a bit slow at the moment although the 20 players so far brought in by the Premier league teams have cost £250 million, so I expect a record outlay due to the highly inflated prices being quoted, we got nearly £6 million for Havard Nordtveit when I thought we would struggle to give him away :) and Liverpool have just paid over £35 million for Chelsea reject Mohamed Salah?

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Winners And Losers

Champions, Promoted, Relegated and Cup Winners from the 2016/17 Season.

Premier League
Winners - Chelsea
Champions League Qualifiers - Tottenham, Man City, Liverpool, Man Utd
Europa League Qualifiers - Arsenal, Everton *
Relegated - Hull, Middlesbrough, Sunderland

Winners - Brighton
Promoted - Newcastle, Huddersfield
Relegated - Blackburn, Wigan, Rotherham

League One
Winners - Sheff Utd
Promoted - Bolton, Millwall
Relegated - Port Vale, Swindon, Coventry, Chesterfield

League Two
Winners - Portsmouth
Promoted - Plymouth, Doncaster, Blackpool
Relegated - Hartlepool, Leyton Orient

National League
Winners - Lincoln
Promoted - Forest Green
Relegated - York, Braintree, Southport, North Ferriby
Promoted to National League - AFC Fylde, Maidenhead, FC Halifax, Ebbsfleet

F.A Cup Winners - Arsenal
League Cup Winners - Man Utd
Charity Shield - Man Utd
EFL Trophy Winners - Coventry
F.A Trophy Winners - York
F.A Vase Winners - South Shields

Champions League Winners - Real Madrid
Europa Cup Winners - Man Utd
UEFA Super Cup Winners - Real Madrid
World Club Cup Winners - Real Madrid

* England only have 2 clubs in the Europa league next season due to Man Utd's win in the Europa league, which meant they go straight into the Champions League making 5 English teams.
EUFA rules state a maximum of 7 teams from each country can qualify for European competition so Southampton miss out as their were only 2 spots left for the Europa league.


One for you Chelsea fans, Diego Costa just about to eat a whole child :)
... or it might be his daughter, nice pic.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Predictions Records

Been running the Prediction competitions since 2010 and here are all the facts and figures of all the predictions made in that time.
7 Premier League seasons + 2 FA Cups + 2 European Championships + A World Cup
A possible 2,970 predictions (I missed 14 while in hospital).

The (W) Win (D) Draws (L) Losses and (HS) Highest Score only apply to Premier league predictions.

Fantasy Football 2016/17

Here are the final results of the NBTF Leagues.

FPL - had just the 4 players, myself, Paul, Longy and my son Gary (based in America).
Really happy to win this as I was in 3rd and over 100 points behind with just 8 weeks to go.

TFF - 111 Teams from 17 players.
Thanks to Allan, Andrew, Brian, Colin, David, John, Leslie, Matt, Nicola, Paul, Richard, Rob, Ryan, Shane, Simon and Sue for playing along and getting the league up to 54th overall.
None of us really challenged in the main competition, I only managed to get into the top 1000 in the last couple of weeks.

Predictions 2016/17

Final Table

Winner - Paul
Most Points - Paul 311
Best Points Per Game - Paul 0.804
Highest Weekly Score - Paulo 16

Most Wins - Biopunk + Paul 10
Most Draws - Lee 6
Most Losses - Paulo 31
Best Winning Run - Biopunk 3

So the Virtual Trophy goes to Paul
Also the Cup winner, so a Virtual double :)

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 38 + FA Cup)

The final week

Not much left riding on these games as our competition is over, the title and 2nd place has been decided, 3 teams are already relegated which just leaves the 3rd, 4th and 5th place to be finalised.
Arsenal have to win and hope the other 2 slip up, which looks unlikely.

Arsenal v Everton
Burnley v West Ham
Chelsea v Sunderland
Hull v Tottenham
Leicester v Bournemouth
Liverpool v Middlesbrough
Man Utd v C Palace
Southampton v Stoke
Swansea v West Brom
Watford v Man City

Just for completion here's the FA Cup Final
(does not count in the week 38 scores)

Arsenal v Chelsea (90 minute score)

Good luck all :)

Back for a new season around the second week of August, but hope to be posting various stuff to fill the gaps in the meantime.
10 weeks without Football, not even an International competition it's a disgrace :)

Hopefully you will all be back next season to try and beat Paul :)

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 37)

Just 2 weeks to go and Biopunk needs to win both to stop Paul from claiming a League and Cup double.
We have a Mega week this time with 15 games (1½ weeks worth).

Chelsea should wrap up the league on Friday night or if not it will be Monday.
Best of the other games will be Arsenal needing to win at Stoke to put pressure on Liverpool and Swansea needing to win at Sunderland which will make the Palace v Hull game a must win.

Games start on Friday night and don't finish till next Thursday.

Everton v Watford
West Brom v Chelsea

Man City v Leicester
Bournemouth v Burnley
Middlesbrough v Southampton
Sunderland v Swansea
Stoke v Arsenal

C Palace v Hull
West Ham v Liverpool
Tottenham v Man Utd

Chelsea v Watford

Arsenal v Sunderland
Man City v West Brom

Southampton v Man Utd

Leicester v Tottenham

Chance of some record scores, so Good Luck All :)

Just done a full re-check of this table as a few figures didn't add up, this is the correct version.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 36)

3 Weeks left and the title race is hotting up, Can Biopunk overtake Paul :)
Also there is the Chelsea or Tottenham thing as a sideline.
Hopefully the Hammers can shoot the Spuds down before Chelsea play again?

Early start this week with the big one on Friday, plus a bonus game this week.
The running order is 1 on Friday, 6 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday, 1 on Monday and a bonus fixture of the Saints v Arsenal on Wednesday.
For info next weeks games also start on Friday.

West Ham v Tottenham

Man City v C Palace
Bournemouth v Stoke
Burnley v West Brom
Hull v Sunderland
Leicester v Watford
Swansea v Everton

Liverpool v Southampton
Arsenal v Man Utd

Chelsea v Middlesbrough

Southampton v Arsenal

Good Luck All :)

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 35)

Week 34 still running, but here goes with Week 35.

5 games on Saturday, 4 on Sunday and one on Monday.
Saturday is probably Sunderland's last chance to prolong the agony as they have a winnable game while Hull and Swansea have tricky away games.
Sunday is a big day in the title race, Chelsea need to beat their bogey team Everton while Arsenal will hope to put the skids under Tottenham.
West Ham still need a couple of points to feel safe, but a win on Saturday could push them up to 9th.

Southampton v Hull
Stoke v West Ham
Sunderland v Bournemouth
West Brom v Leicester
C Palace v Burnley

Man Utd v Swansea
Everton v Chelsea
Middlesbrough v Man City
Tottenham v Arsenal

Watford v Liverpool

Good Luck All :)

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 34)

Bumper week this time with 13 games.
Going to be a bit confusing as it's a mixture of league games and Cup ties, plus the games are being played over 6 days. 5 Games on Saturday, 3 on Sunday, 1 Tuesday, 3 Wednesday and 1 Thursday.

Extra rules - The 2 FA Cup semi finals are 90 mins + injury time only (not including extra time and penalties) and will also count towards the Cup competition.

Bournemouth v Middlesbrough
Hull v Watford
Swansea v Stoke
West Ham v Everton
Chelsea v Tottenham (FAC)

Burnley v Man Utd
Arsenal v Man City (FAC)
Liverpool v C Palace

Chelsea v Southampton

Arsenal v Leicester
Middlesbrough v Sunderland
C Palace v Tottenham

Man City v Man Utd

For the record 7 teams have 2 games this week, and West Brom don't play at all.
Will probably post the week 35 games before this one finishes just to confuse everyone :)

Good Luck All :)

League Updates

Here is the full prediction table for those playing.

Couldn't find a prediction from Lawro and guest for the Man City v Stoke game a few weeks back, so they are one game down. If it does turn up I will add it in.

These are the current state of the NBTF Leagues in FPL and TFF competitions.
As I am not doing anywhere near as well as last season, I've not been following this that closely and now looking forward to next season.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 33)

Another week flies around, this Easter weekend sees 7 games on Saturday, 2 on Sunday and a Monday game.
Chelsea at Man U is the big one and no doubt Mourinho has his excuses ready blaming the long trip to Belgium midweek, while Chelsea didn't have a game (which is no way his fault) :)
West Ham have their best chance of grabbing the points needed to stay up.
Tottenham have the best chance to keep Chelsea honest while the other contenders have tricky away games.
Swansea, Hull, Boro and Palace all have winnable games which might put pressure on Stoke and Burnley?

Tottenham v Bournemouth
C Palace v Leicester
Everton v Burnley
Stoke v Hull
Sunderland v West Ham
Watford v Swansea
Southampton v Man City

West Brom v Liverpool
Man Utd v Chelsea

Middlesbrough v Arsenal

Good Luck All and Happy Easter :)

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Slightly Annoyed

Don't watch if offended by the F word :)

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 32)

Straight on with week 32,
7 games on Saturday, 2 on Sunday, 1 on Monday.

Tottenham v Watford
Man City v Hull
Middlesbrough v Burnley
Stoke v Liverpool
West Brom v Southampton
West Ham v Swansea
Bournemouth v Chelsea

Sunderland v Man Utd
Everton v Leicester

C Palace v Arsenal

Good Luck All :)

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 30 + 31)

Back from Internationals week with a double bill.
Week 30 - 8 Games on Saturday, 2 on Sunday
Week 31 - 4 Games on Tuesday, 6 on Wednesday

Week 30 opens with the Mersey derby, Lukaku's on form but Everton will miss Seamus Coleman, West Ham badly need something from Hull if we've got any players left. Could be a final chance for Arsenal as they have to beat City to stand any chance of a top 4 finish.

Week 31 the midweek games throws up a couple of biggies, a really big week for Everton who could force their way into the top 4 with 2 wins or possibly fade away, Chelsea meet City who need something to stay in the hunt for 2nd.
Hopefully Arsenal will have a really off day on Wednesday?

Week 30

Liverpool v Everton
Burnley v Tottenham
Chelsea v C Palace
Hull v West Ham
Leicester v Stoke
Man Utd v West Brom
Watford v Sunderland
Southampton v Bournemouth
Swansea v Middlesbrough
Arsenal v Man City

Week 31

Burnley v Stoke
Leicester v Sunderland
Watford v West Brom
Man Utd v Everton
Arsenal v West Ham
Hull v Middlesbrough
Southampton v C Palace
Swansea v Tottenham
Chelsea v Man City
Liverpool v Bournemouth

Good Luck All :)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 29)

Once upon a time I used to post other football stuff as well as Predictions competitions, also used to do a music and general blog.
But my thought processes seemed to have dried up, I really need to make an effort to get my brain out first gear.

Anyway on with the show :)

Week 29 has 7 games on Saturday, and 3 on Sunday before yet another international break.
Difficult week where nearly all the games could go either way, should be good.
Hopefully Leicester will still be celebrating their excellent European win :)

West Brom v Arsenal
C Palace v Watford
Everton v Hull
Stoke v Chelsea
Sunderland v Burnley
West Ham v Leicester
Bournemouth v Swansea

Middlesbrough v Man Utd
Tottenham v Southampton
Man City v Liverpool

Good Luck All :)

Monday, 6 March 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 28) + F.A Cup (Part 4)

Early post this week due to the late rescheduling of the Man City v Stoke game.

This Week it's a totally mixed bag, which now total 9 Games. Five League games and 4 F.A Cup games.
All will count towards this weeks Premier Predictions Competition, the 4 Cup games will also count in the Cup competition (does that make sense) :)
** 90 Minute (+ injury time) score in the Cup Matches only please **
(as these could go to Extra time and Penalties, and that gets too confusing ??)  :)

Wednesday 8th March
Man City v Stoke

Saturday 11th March
Middlesbrough v Man City (FAC)
Bournemouth v West Ham
Everton v West Brom
Hull v Swansea
Arsenal v Lincoln (FAC)

Sunday 12th March
Tottenham v Millwall (FAC)
Liverpool v Burnley

Monday 13th March
Chelsea v Man Utd (FAC)

Good Luck All :)

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Premier Predictions (Week 27)

Games over 3 days again this week, 7 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday and the big one on Monday.
A small chance some of the chasing pack will make up some ground on Chelsea who should lose on Monday :)
Liverpool v Arsenal is very hard to call, Liverpool usually turn it on against the bigger sides and Arsenal usually fold but both need a win.
Tottenham should have a harder game this week, as Everton are on a good run but who knows?

Man Utd v Bournemouth
Leicester v Hull
Stoke v Middlesbrough
Swansea v Burnley
Watford v Southampton
West Brom v C Palace
Liverpool v Arsenal

Tottenham v Everton
Sunderland v Man City

West Ham v Chelsea

Good Luck All :)